CONSTABLE ON THE PROWL a perfect feel-good read from one of Britain’s best-loved authors By NICHOLAS RHEA
CONSTABLE ON THE PROWL a perfect feel-good read from one of Britain’s best-loved authors (Constable Nick Mystery Book 2) By NICHOLAS RHEA
Book/Novel Author: NICHOLAS RHEA
Book/Novel Title: CONSTABLE ON THE PROWL a perfect feel-good read from one of Britain’s best-loved authors
Summary & Review
“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.
CONSTABLE NICK IS ON NIGHT DUTY
Nick is still settling into his role at the Ashfordly Section police station, and he’s drawn the short straw: night duty. Alone in the midnight hours with nothing but dead leaves, stray cats and legends of ghosts and ghoulies to accompany him.
A sleeping village doesn’t mean a simple shift, though. Between the early risers of the farming community, a badger with a sweet tooth, and getting to know his new workmates, there’s no time for Nick to kick his feet up in the station.
THE VILLAGE IS ASLEEP BUT THE WRONG-DOERS AREN’T
And of course there’s Claude Jeremiah Greengrass! Why did he have to retreat hastily down a ladder from a lady’s bedroom and what happened to his trousers and shirt? And can he really be innocent of taking a deer during the night, when he was seen emerging from the forest carrying a particularly fine set of antlers?
“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, T.E. Kinsey, Gerald Durrell, J.R. Ellis or anyone who loves a great read.
CONSTABLE NICK’S COLLEAGUES
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
“A highly entertaining book which anyone who is looking for easy and humorous reading will enjoy.” Granny
IN THE AUTHOR’S OWN WORDS
“The concept of the Constable books arose because I wanted to write a book which showed that the police undertook much work which was not associated with crime or detective investigations. 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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