This book, the third in the Chief Inspector Thomas Littlejohn series was originally published in 1942 and depicts village life during the Second World War.
Bellairs mysteries during this time are light and humorous escapism for the period.
Miss Tither is a busybody who makes her way around the village of Hilary Magna sniffing out ‘Sin’ and handing out religious tracks. So it is no wonder that she is discovered dead in the vicars septic tank.
Littlejohn has his work cut out trying to find the ‘needle in the haystack’ as Miss Tither was not liked in the village.
A most enjoyable mystery from the British Library Crime Classic Collection. With a colourful cast of characters in a well plotted mystery.
Well worth the read.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Poisoned Pen Press and download via NetGalley.