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:
"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..."