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.

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

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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 inalthough its title in the US was Just What the Doctor Ordered, and is the sixth novel in the Flaxborough series.

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 inalthough its title in the US was Just What the Doctor Ordered, and is the sixth novel in the Flaxborough series.

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. 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’/5(25).

Flaxborough is a fictitious town in Lincolnshire, created by author and local journalist Colin Watson as the background for a series of detective novels (The Flaxborough Chronicles) featuring Detective Inspector Walter Purbright and a cast of similar comic characters. Flaxborough cannot be precisely identified with any real town from the texts.

It was a Borough, with a borough police force. Directed by Ronald Wilson. With Anton Rodgers, Christopher Timothy, Brenda Bruce, John Comer. Purbright traces the drug affecting the male senior citizens in Flaxborough to either a herb supplement or an experimental prescription drug/10(13).

The Flaxborough Crab was first published inalthough its title in the US was Just What the Doctor Ordered, and is the sixth novel in the Flaxborough series. Keating, in his critical study Crime and Mystery: The Best Books, praised the 'solidity of Watson's Flaxborough saga.'/5().

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The Flaxborough Crab was first published inalthough its title in the US was Just What the Doctor Ordered, and is the sixth novel in the Flaxborough series.

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ISBN: ISBN Price: $   Colin Watson was one of those writers who certainly had his day in the sun, but is largely forgotten in these days of supermarket best-sellers and huge promotional budgets for writers thought to be the next big thing. Watson was a modest man. Born in Croydon inhe was educated at Whitgift School, which was founded in by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, to provide education and.

A Perhaps Forgotten Mystery Novel: The Flaxborough Crab, by Colin Watson a review by Rich Horton I admit I had never heard of Colin Watson when I ran across this mystery novel at an estate sale or antique shop recently, hence the "Perhaps Forgotten" label. The Flaxborough Crab (Modern Fiction).

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John Colin Watson (1 February – 18 January ) was a British writer of detective fiction and the creator of characters such as Inspector Purbright and Lucilla Teatime. Born in Croydon, Surrey, he is best remembered for the twelve Flaxborough novels, typified by their comic and dry wit and set in a fictional small town in England which is closely based on Boston, Lincolnshire.

A Flaxborough Mystery. What strange passions seethe beneath the prosperous surface of Flaxborough town. Affable but diligent Detective Inspector Purbright is tasked with uncovering the darker underbelly of greed, corruption and crime. A classic British series of police mysteries, laced with wry humour.

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Members register for free and can request review copies or be invited to review by the publisher. The Flaxborough Crab: Part 1 () Plot. Showing all 2 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Summaries. Several otherwise reputable sexagenarian Flaxborough men seem to be under the influence of a potent aphrodisiac in a series of assaults on local women.

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.

Lonelyheart by Colin Watson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page.

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In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series. The Flaxborough Crab (Flaxborough chronicles / Colin Watson): ISBN () Hardcover, Methuen, Hopjoy Was Here (A Flaxborough Mystery).

The Flaxborough Chronicles book series by Colin Watson includes books Coffin, Scarcely Used, Bump in the Night, hopjoy was here, and several more. See the complete Flaxborough Chronicles series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Author of LonelyheartCoffin scarcely used, The Flaxborough Crab, Hopjoy Was Here, One Man's Meat, Broomsticks over Flaxborough, The naked nuns, Snobbery with violenceWritten works: Charity Ends at Home, Plaster Sinners, Six nuns and a shotgun, Naked Nuns, Kissing covens.

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