George Bellairs: a bank manager, a talented crime author, part time journalist and Francophile. His detective stories, written in the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s, combine wicked crimes and classic police procedurals, set in small British communities. Best known for his Detective Littlejohn stories, he is celebrated as one Britain’s crime classic greats. “One of the subtlest and wittiest practitioners of the simon-pure British detective story,” New York Times “Mr Bellairs always gives good value” The Sunday 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. MacDougallRead more Read less
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