Death in High Provence

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George Bellairs
 
May 2016
 
English
 
Ipso Books
 
978-1911295518
 

Against the background of fascinating Provence, a fantastic case is solved. Chief Inspector Littlejohn is sent to France to make informal enquiries about a motor accident.

But his job is not easy, for he finds himself amongst the sombre, secretive inhabitants of St. Marcellin, a dying French village in the mountains of High Provence. Dominated by the aristocratic Monsieur le Marquis, the village obstructs his every move. But they had under-estimated the kindly, courteous Littlejohn.

“One of the subtlest and wittiest practitioners of the simon-pure British detective story” – The New York Times

“Mr Bellairs always gives good value” – The Sunday Times

“Pure British detective story” – The New York Times

“Bellairs works in a comic tradition that extends from Ben Jonson… Each character has a particular trait exaggerated to the point of obsession or caricature.” – Susan B. MacDougall

 

Death in High Provence was originally published in 1957.

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