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Constable at the Gate

Constable at the Gate

Rural Yorkshire: dealing with the local population of the village shouldn't provide too much crime.

Yet the days are never boring for Constable Nick...

Settled into his family life, he is now a popular resident of Aidensfield.

Regularly approached when he's off-duty to help his neighbours with their current emergencies.

Rhea often finds himself in a situation where he must decipher the fact from the gossip.

Rumours are rampant and scandalous, but he must remain objective to carry out his job. - Easier said than done when you are living in a tight-knit community.

Returning the wandering elderly villagers to their family and ensuring the local pubs close on time are part of his normal routine.

Throw in a dramatic rescue of a much-loved pet and his work becomes exciting.

But the exposing of a small burglary ring whilst searching for a truant child hunting for a mythical bird really makes his job unique.

Constable at the Gate is a tale of life and work in a rural Yorkshire community that will make you laugh, cry and beg for more.

Nicholas Rhea comments:

Constable at the Gate - hardback
"For this book, I drew inspiration from an old character living near us who spent his days leaning on his garden gate so that he could talk to passers-by. He became a tourist attraction in his own right - as the first tale in the book indicates. The rest of the book flowed from that, with some gates being featured in different circumstances..."

Reader comments:

"More tales from the moorland beat of North Yorkshire's beloved policeman. Rhea's easy style makes the stories flow with never a boring moment for the reader. Devotees will love these fresh tales and newcomers will be hooked to turn back the clock and read for themselves the books which led to the creation of the highly successful TV series Heartbeat."
Bill Spence
Yorkshire Gazette & Herald

Constable at the Gate has long been out of print, but is now available in new Kindle and paperback editions.

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