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Bones in the Wilderness by George Bellairs
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Bones in the Wilderness

by George Bellairs

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The case of a missing antiques dealer brings Scotland Yard to France...Samuel Cheever went to France in search of antiques and is never heard of again. So when Cheever's bones are discovered in the wilderness of the Camargue, Littlejohn finds himself having to navigate the company of the French police.Littlejohn and his partner, Sergeant Cromwell, throw themselves into la vie fran aise with gusto: the sunshine, the food and, of course, the wine as the case leads them strange places and even stranger people. But when a second victim turns up dead, and Samuel Cheever's possessions are found in his home, the investigation takes a dark turn...Reviews'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… (more)

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This new case takes Superintendent Littlejohn and Sergeant Cromwell to the spectacular wilderness of the Camargue area in France. They are following the trail of a missing dealer in antiques and a miniature portrait,which he had acquired earlier which may or may not be valuable.
The team from Scotland Yard have a couple of murders to solve,and there is also quite an unusual death and indeed a unique sort of killer at the conclusion of the story. However it is in the description of the beautiful scenery and the ambience of the whole area that makes this book a really great read.
One of Bellairs best. ( )
  devenish | Feb 22, 2009 |
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