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The Flaxborough Crab by Colin Watson

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Published by Mayflower in London .
Written in English


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Originally published, London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1969.

StatementColin Watson.
The Physical Object
Pagination158p. ;
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22788654M
ISBN 100583119913
OCLC/WorldCa16192498

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The Flaxborough Crab [Watson, Colin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Flaxborough Crab/5(37). The Flaxborough Crab (Modern Fiction) by COLIN WATSON and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Flaxborough Crab is highly recommended for 20th century police procedural and British cozy mystery fans. It could be likened to a ’s precursor of the Stephanie Plum series with the elderly women of the village playing a clean version of Lula. Seriously, this book is funny! 5 stars!   What is causing the disruption of the usual calmness of Flaxborough life? This is the sixth book in the Flaxborough Mystery series but it can easily be read as a stand-alone. By using metaphors, the Flaxborough Crab successfully combines naughty .

An elderly sex-pest is at large in DI Purbright’s home town. Leaping out from behind bushes at unsuspecting females, making lewd suggestions and, when challenged, scuttling away with odd off-balance leaps, he soon earns the nickname of the ‘Flaxborough crab’. No one can identify him, and it turns out that quite a few older gentlemen. The Flaxborough Crab was first published in , although its title in the US was Just What the Doctor Ordered, and is the sixth novel in the Flaxborough series. H. R. F. Keating, in his critical study Crime and Mystery: The Best Books, praised the 'solidity of Watson's Flaxborough saga.' Watson, Keating said, 'created in his imaginary /5(31). Synopsis A mystery set in the quiet and respectable market town of Flaxborough and featuring the pertinacious Inspector Purbright. Other books in the series include "Bump in the Night" and "Naked Guns". About the Author Colin Watson was born in He worked as a journalist but /5(31). The Flaxborough Crab was first published in , although its title in the US was Just What the Doctor Ordered, and is the sixth novel in the Flaxborough series. H. R. F. Keating, in his critical study Crime and Mystery: The Best Books, praised the 'solidity of Watson's Flaxborough saga.' Watson, Keating said, 'created in his imaginary.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, Description: []p. ; 23cm. Series Title. The Flaxborough Crab. by Colin Watson. A Flaxborough Mystery (Book 6) Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it */5(5). DI Purbright is back in this sixth book in the Flaxborough series. This time he is after a man referred to as the Flaxborough Crab. The man has attempted to accost several women, who are sharp-witted enough to have escaped his clutches. By a surprising turn of events, the case seems to have suddenly solved itself/5(8). " The Flaxborough Crab (Modern Fiction). Author:Watson, Colin. Book Binding:Paperback / softback. Book Condition:GOOD. World of Books USA was founded in All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. " See all.