CONSTABLE BY THE SEA a perfect feel-good read from one of Britain’s best-loved authors By NICHOLAS RHEA
CONSTABLE BY THE SEA a perfect feel-good read from one of Britain’s best-loved authors (Constable Nick Mystery Book 6) By NICHOLAS RHEA
Book/Novel Author: NICHOLAS RHEA
Book/Novel Title: CONSTABLE BY THE SEA a perfect feel-good read from one of Britain’s best-loved authors
‘It’s original, it’s funny…one of life’s little pleasures.’ – Yorkshire Post
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The brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series “Heartbeat”. One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade.
CONSTABLE NICK’S OFF TO THE SEASIDE
“I was on my way to Strensford, a picturesque and sometimes busy seaside resort on the north-east coast of Yorkshire. Graced by miles of smooth, yellow sand, Strensford is famed for its kippers and the fact that the bright summer sun both rises and sets over the sea. It is also known for its towering cliffs with a ruined abbey gloriously perched on top, and the haphazard cluster of red-roofed cottages which crowd around the harbour side, at times touching the water.”
During a break from his usual village beat, young Police Constable Nick finds himself involved with holidaymakers and their problems.
As well as the normal seaside duties, how does he cope with a man who’s lost his false teeth in the sea and another who wants to give away thousands of pounds when drunk?
Then there’s the stray Labrador that thinks he’s a police dog and accompanies police officers on night patrols, and the anxious fisherman who daren’t tell his wife that he owns a racehorse.
These and a galaxy of other delightful characters are encountered by our rural bobby in his new environment, though Constable Nick wishes he could be home with his wife and small children.
A LITTLE BIT OF SUN, SEA, AND SUMMER HIJINKS
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
“A highly entertaining book which anyone who is looking for easy and humorous reading will enjoy.” Granny
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
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