Coffin, Scarcely Used

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Rue Morgue Press, Feb 1, 2008 - Fiction - 160 pages
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This is the first book in the Flaxborough Chronicles, often considered one of the funniest of the English detective series, and introduces Inspector Purbright who looks in varius crimes in what one inhabitant calls A high-spirited town--like Gomorrah. This is no genteel English village and Purbright's first case involves a doctor's surgery that is being used as a brothel. First published in England in 1958 and in the U.S. in 1967.

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

Another of Colin Watson's scabrous depictions of venality in a village in some repellent English locale. Everybody in the village cherishes accurately low opinions of everybody else. The dialogue is ... Read full review

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Mr. Harold Carobleat had "for some time been the last twig on the dead trunk of his ancestry". Despite his eminent position in the town of Flaxborough the funeral of Three-Car-Carobleat was poorly ... Read full review

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