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Colin Watson (writer) - Miss Teatime
... She first steps off the train in Flaxborough (a town once described as having the fictional solidarity of Arnold Bennett's Five Towns) in the fourth mystery set there, Lonelyheart 4122 ... She appears in all subsequent Flaxborough novels except Blue Murder ... of the 'House of Yesteryear' in Northgate, Flaxborough, and a regular attender at local auctions ...
Colin Watson (writer) - Bibliography - The Flaxborough Novels
... Night (1960) Hopjoy Was Here (1962) Lonelyheart 4122 (1967) Charity Ends at Home (1968) The Flaxborough Crab (1969) - U.S Just What the Doctor Ordered Broomsticks over Flaxborough (1972) - U.S Kissing Covens ...