CONSTABLE AROUND THE VILLAGE a perfect feel-good read from one of Britains best-loved authors By NICHOLAS RHEA
CONSTABLE AROUND THE VILLAGE a perfect feel-good read from one of Britains best-loved authors (Constable Nick Mystery Book 3) By NICHOLAS RHEA
Book/Novel Author: NICHOLAS RHEA
Book/Novel Title: CONSTABLE AROUND THE VILLAGE a perfect feel-good read from one of Britains best-loved authors
"It’s original, it’s funny…one of life’s little pleasures." Yorkshire Post
THE BOOKS WHICH INSPIRED HEARTBEAT
The brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series “Heartbeat”. One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade.
A CANINE CRISIS FOR CONSTABLE NICK
Nick is settling into his role as a police constable in Aidensfield, getting to grips with rural life and his new colleagues and neighbours.
Constable Nick maintains his warm approach through the village’s many incidents, whether it’s the historic tradition of the First Footing on New Year’s Eve or the scandal of an undug grave.
More problems stem from the unlawful activities of Arnold Merryweather’s bus, with its imposing conductress, Hannah, a jockey who steals supplies for his hungry horse and the old railway worker who vanishes as the last train passes through the village.
THE VILLAGE ISN’T AS SLEEPY AS IT SEEMS
Nick soon finds himself facing a canine crisis. Farmer Lowe’s overworked sheepdog is feigning deafness. Without the dog, the cows cannot be milked, bringing his farming business to a screeching halt. Meanwhile, five sheep turn up dead, and Sidney Chapman’s dog is accused of the crime, much to his dismay.
Can Nick salvage Aidensfield’s farming future, not to mention the reputations of two dogs, while juggling his other cases?
“Stories of a constable on his village beat in North Yorkshire. All very gentle and far, far removed from the hurly burly of modern day city policing.” Daily Telegraph
In the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside of the 1960s, Constable Nick’s roles are as varied as the eccentric villagers.
IT’S NOT THE BIG CITY BUT THE YORKSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE IS STILL FULL OF INCIDENT
Perfect for fans of James Herriot, TE Kinsey, Gerald Durrell, J. R. Ellis or anyone who loves a great read.
DISCOVER ONE OF BRITAIN’S BEST-LOVED AUTHORS
MEET CONSTABLE NICK AND HIS COLLEAGUES
Police Constable Nick Rhea has been posted to the country with his wife Mary and their three small children. They move into the police house, high on a ridge overlooking the moors. It sits on the edge of the village of Aidensfield — “probably the most beautiful site in the country”.
Sergeant Oscar Blaketon. A good, solid and dependable character who runs his little police station with fierce efficiency but under a tough exterior, is full of warmth, generosity and kindness
PC Alf Ventress. The old, easy-going constable whose local knowledge is vital to the running of Ashfordly Police Station. He does like Mrs Ventress’s hard-boiled eggs!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT NICHOLAS RHEA
"Just love Nicholas Rhea’s Constable books… easy reading delivers a heart-warming, amusing trip back to a very different kind of policing in the ’60s." Joy Ellis
“Recommended if it’s laughter you’re after.” Bolton Evening News
“Richly entertaining.” Yorkshire Evening Post
"Splendid reading." Police Journal
“To be really blunt, this is not my normal reading fare, but I loved it.” Nancy
“I enjoyed this tremendously.” Melissa
“A wonderful and relaxing dip into the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors.” David
IN THE AUTHOR’S OWN WORDS
“As I had served as a village constable in a delightful part of the North York Moors, it seemed logical to use that experience as a background to the stories, and to add a touch of humour which is always present in police work.”
CONSTABLE NICK MYSTERIES
Book 1: CONSTABLE ON THE HILL
Book 2: CONSTABLE ON THE PROWL
Book 3: CONSTABLE AROUND THE VILLAGE
Book 4: CONSTABLE ACROSS THE MOORS
Book 5: CONSTABLE IN THE DALE
Book 6: CONSTABLE BY THE SEA
Book 7: CONSTABLE ALONG THE LANE