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Constable by the Stream



Constable by the Stream - Joffe Books edition

There's barely time for Constable Nick to catch his breath -

The work of Britain's most popular copper is never done. Constable Nick's happy beat in the North Yorkshire moors takes a watery turn when a bevy of bathing beauties causes a disturbance in local waterways.

Meanwhile, he has to cope with an array of eccentric characters: a postman who can't read, a helpful woman who steals from the elderly people in her care, and a delightful small-time villain called Tin Lid Talbot.

Plus, between winning an aged tin of sardines in a local raffle and getting first prize at the local whist drive, he's in danger of upsetting the villagers. As Constable Nick continues his entertaining career, there's plenty to be getting on with.

Praise for Constable by the Stream:

"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

"A fascinating insight into the life of a rural constable... the book makes splendid reading"
Police Journal

"Rhea's real strengths are his sharp portraits of people, and absorbing detail of a country copper practising his craft"
Northern Echo

Constable by the Stream was first published in 1991; it is now once more available in paperback and Kindle edition from Joffe Books.



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