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Watson, Colin

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Colin WatsonColin Watson (1920-1983) was born in Surrey in 1920 and educated at the Whitgift School in South Croydon, London. During his career as a journalist he worked in London and Newcastle-on-Tyne, where he was a leader-writer for Kemsley Newspapers. His book Hopjoy Was Here (1962) received the Silver Dagger Award. He was married, with three children, and lived in Lincolnshire. After retiring from journalism he designed silver jewellery. As well as a series of humorous detective novels featuring Inspector Purbright and set in the imaginary town of Flaxborough, Watson also wrote and later revised a study of detective stories and thrillers, Snobbery with Violence (1971: reprinted 1988).  




Coffin, Scarcely Used (1958)

Bump in the Night (1960)

Hopjoy Was Here (1962)

Lonelyheart 4122 (1967)

Charity Ends at Home (1968)

The Flaxborough Crab (1969) aka Just What the Doctor Ordered

Broomsticks over Flaxborough (1972) aka Kissing Covens

The Naked Nuns (1975) aka Six Nuns and a Shotgun

One Man's Meat (1977) aka It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog

Blue Murder (1979)

Plaster Sinners (1980)

Whatever's Been Going on at Mumblesby? (1982)  

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