Nicholas Rhea: Constable at the Double

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To Yorkshire can picture the rural villages even if they never saw Heartbeat A very enjoyable book to orget about the stresses of modern livingI was given a Louis Riel free copy of the bookor an honest review This was a un read I think I rated it less because I thought it was a mystery I wouldn t really classify it as a mystery or crime novel although it is about the life of a local Constable I liked the second book Constable across the Moors better than the irst Constable Around the Village The stories take place in small villages in the southern part of North Yorkshire P C Rhea is newly assigned to this region The O Doido e a Morte first story is about a North Yorkshire New Year s tradition called First Foot Rhea is asked to act in that capacity by several people and at each house he is given a drink Rhea patrols his large region on a motor bike and spends a lot of time meeting people and taking care of little crimes trying to settle disagreements without having to go to court Theirst book has two or short tales in each chapter He helps out when something goes missing and when someone tries to start a taxi to take clients The Rude Buay Trilogy from the bus The second book seems to have involved stories In theirst chapter of the second book Rhea must go into a woods in a big snowstorm where he Kaylees Keeper (Masters of the Castle, falls off his cycle on a steep hill supposedly searchingor a Russian Spy He ends up almost catching the spy and later inds out it was a training exercise I think my avorite story was the last one where a local lass runs away and marries a soldier during WWI Many years later her husband is bringing her ashes to her home and suitcases get mixed up on the train A very sweet and enjoyable book Awoken (Viridian Saga, full of memories and great descriptionI really enjoyed the stories and both the style of writing and the charactersI strongly recommend itMany thanks to Netgalley and Ipso Books. Amiable constable handles every encounter with his characteristic humour and professionalism whether he’s investigating a plot to scare away a troublesome suitor or helping a neighbour return his late wife’s ashes to her beloved moors But when Ted Williamson’s sheep start disappearing can Rheaind the culprit without making enemies of the Taking Flight farmers of Yorkshire Nicholas Rhea’s delightful Constable tales paint an endearing and hilarious picture of police work in a rural district and was the inspirationor the Heartbeat TV series.

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Scores over bureaucracy and paper work although the dreaded words targets and reorganisation have begun to creep in But there was still a respect or the local bobby It seems an altogether simpler time but it would be easy to get emotional and nostalgic and ignore the down sides There are many instances of a potentially incorrect attitude by today s standards towards women In the light of current controversy it s good to see how ar we have come If I hadn t needed to write a review I would probably have deferred reading the second book Heartlands for a month or so and returned to my usualaster paced reading thus spreading out the joy of this slow paced world Each chapter takes a different theme such as money or religion and recounts amusing and often telling anecdotes Alan Ford (Superstrip Alan Ford Trobroj from P C Rhea s country beat Several of the tales made me produce an audible chuckle totally unknown This double bookinally ended with a lovely emotional tale Do enjoy Having been a Literature Circle Role Sheets fan of the series Heartbeat I was surprised toind out it was based on real life stories Maines Visible Black History from Nicholas Rhea a North Yorkshire policeman There are 2 books hereor the price of 1 Being a Jane Does Return fan of the series some of the characters were well known to me such as Claude Greengrass who is always getting involved in money making schemes which usually get thwarted by the police Sergeant Blaketon is a tough nut and does not give Nick an easy time A Russian spy roams the Yorkshire countryside and aew dubious drivers are among some of the stories in the collection For me the Die Geschichte der Indianer Nordamerikas funniest story is about the thieving dog that is insuredor both damaging items he steals but also or getting any emales pregnantEach book has 9 long chapters usually a Beyond the Mist few anecdotes on the same theme It is set in a gentler time when there were police on the beat and people were trusting of strangers Anyone who has been. Cing a canine crisis Farmer Lowe’s overworked sheepdog iseigning deafness and without the dog the cows cannot be milked bringing his arming business to a screeching halt Meanwhile ive sheep turn up dead and Sidney Chapman’s dog is accused of the crime much to his dismay Can Rhea salvage Aidensfield’s Pocket Guide to Scottish Words farminguture not to mention the reputations of two dogs while juggling his other cases Constable Across the Moors PC Rhea has come to know and love the host characters who live and work on the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors The.

As the title suggests this volume contains instalments 3 and 4 of the popular series namely Constable Around the Village and Constable Across the MoorsThe anecdotes of life as policemen in rural North Yorkshire are amusing and the telling of them is as leisurely and amiable as the pace and style of life at the time The crimes are mostly low key and easily solved There are plenty of interesting eccentric and canny Yorkshirefolk populating the pagesConstable Nick is an endearing character and the book is good to dip into with a strong cup tea and a Chimerica fat rascal to handThank you to Ipso Booksor the digital review copy which came via the Crime Classics Advance Readers Club My thanks to Crime Classics Advanced Readers Club Biscuits Bullets A Gettysburg Story for a digital copy of this double book in returnor an honest review First published in the sixties as two separate books think All Creatures Great and Small in terms of law enforcement in rural Yorkshire Even the same location It was a pleasure to read something well written in terms of many modern offeringsIt deals with the happenings much of it trivia of rural life of Ο ελληνικός εμφύλιος πόλεμος, 1943-1950 fifty plus years agoandormed the basis The Probability Pad for the hit TV series Heart Beat How I wish now that I had watched that This writing is the exact antithesis ofast paced high body count modern crime novels It s a warm cosy offering that restores your Calendula faith in human natureWritten in theirst tense it s the anecdotes of a young 26 year old constable Nick Rhea manning his village station house where he lives with his wife and Markham Hall Series Bundle (Markham Hall, four young children He gets around his patch on his trusty Francis Barnett police motor bike He gets to know all the residents of hisar Megaman Battle Network 3 White and Blue Official Strategy Guide flung rural domain either villager or remotearmers and is usually invited in or tea and cake wherever he goes He communicates with his sergeant by calling rom phone boxes Common sense. This uniue omnibus edition Soy Sisters features two of PC Nick Rhea’s charming adventures in the Yorkshire village of Aidensfield Constable Around the Village Nick Rhea is busy settling into his role as a Police Constable in Aidensfield getting to grips with rural life and his new colleagues and neighbours PC Rhea maintains his charismatic approach through the villages many incidents whether it’s the historic tradition of the First Footing on New Year’s Eve the scandal of an un dug grave or a case of a missing child Rhea sooninds himself a.

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