This unique omnibus edition features two of P.C. 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. P.C. 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 soon finds himself facing a canine crisis: Farmer Lowe’s overworked sheepdog is feigning deafness, and 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 Rhea salvage Aidensfield’s farming future, not to mention the reputations of two dogs, while juggling his other cases?
Constable Across the Moors
P.C Rhea has come to know and love the host characters who live and work on the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. The 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 Rhea find the culprit without making enemies of the 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 inspiration for the Heartbeat TV series.
Constable at the Double was originally published in 1988.