George Bellairs (1902-1982) was an English author of crime fiction novels. He wrote the Thomas Littlejohn series. Bellairs is the pen name of Harold Blundell, who also worked as a bank manager. He wrote over 50 novels, sometimes writing as Hilary Landon. In his retirement, Bellairs settled to the Isle of Man.

George Bellairs made his debut as a published novelist in 1941 with the novel Littlejohn on Leave. His final published work was in 1980, which was entitled An Old Man Dies. Below is a list of George Bellairs’ books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Thomas Littlejohn Books

Littlejohn on Leave(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Four Unfaithful Servants(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Busybody(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Will Speak(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of a Quack(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Seven Whistlers(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calamity at Harwood(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Night Watches(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Scared Rabbits(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crime at Halfpenny Bridge(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Last Train(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outrage on Gallows Hill(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Demented Spiv(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Famished Parson(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Headless Jesuit(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime in Lepers' Hollow(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead March for Penelope Blow(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Dark Glasses(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Half-mast for the Deemster(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Knife for Harry Dodd(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Corpses in Enderby(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cursing Stones Murder(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death In Room Five(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Drops the Pilot(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Treads Softly(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Intruder in the Dark(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in High Provence(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Sends for the Doctor(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Corpse at the Carnival(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Makes Mistakes(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bones in the Wilderness(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Toll the Bell for Murder(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Fearful Night(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body in the Dumb River(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Tin God(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Before Breakfast(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tormentors(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Wasteland(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Shadow(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Surfeit of Suspects(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Spins the Wheel(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strangers Among the Dead(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Desolation(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Single Ticket to Death(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Alibi(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Gone Mad(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night They Killed Joss Varran(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tycoon's Death-bed(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pomeroy, Deceased(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Adrift(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devious Murder(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear Round About(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Close All Roads to Sospel(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Downhill Ride of Leeman Popple(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Old Man Dies(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Turmoil in Zion(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at Morning Prayers(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Circle Round a Corpse(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Officer That's Your Man!(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: Murder Will Speak is also known as The Dead Shall Be Raised. The Case of the Headless Jesuit was also published as Death Brings in the New Year. Dead March for Penelope Blow was also published as Dead March for Penelope. The Body in the Dumb River is also known as Murder Masquerade. Close All Roads to Sospel is also titled All Roads to Sospel. Turmoil in Zion is also known as Death Stops the Frolic. Murder at Morning Prayers was written as Hilary Landon. Circle Round a Corpse was written as Hilary Landon.

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George Bellairs Synopsis: Turmoil in Zion is a standalone title by George Bellairs. Old Alderman Harbuttle, an elder of Zion Chapel, grew unusually frolicsome at the Anniversary Tea Party, even condescending to lead a game of follow-my-leader round the precincts. In the darkest part of the chapel, however, the revels became a riot, for the Alderman was stabbed to the heart with a bread knife. Superintendent Nankivell, of the local police, comes close to solving the mystery, but not before he has stirred up the dark depths of the lives of many of the pillars of Zion…

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