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Biography & Bibliography
Born: Colin Watson, 1920, Surrey, England
Died: 1983, UK
Publishing Name(s): Colin Watson
Member of The Detection Club
Author from The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction
Series Character(s): Detective Inspector Walter Purbright (The Flaxborough Chronicles)
Colin Watson was a British writer of detective fiction and the creator of characters such as Inspector Purbright and Lucilla Teatime. He is most famous 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. He worked as a journalist in Lincolnshire and the characters in his books are said to be highly recognisable caricatures of people he encountered in his work. Read More on wikipedia. Read More on gadetection.
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