Constable Under the Gooseberry Bush
Constable Nick Rhea is the local policeman of the idyllic village of Aidensfield...
Dealing with small disputes between neighbours is his daily life. But during the run up to the village Gooseberry growing contest, how far will his neighbours go to ensure they win? Can he keep their tempers in check whilst thwarting any vandalism attempts?
The president of the Old Gooseberry Society retires, which is soon followed by some dramatic weight loss, leading to speculation as to his reasons for his retirement from the position.
Putting aside their competitive nature, the village groups together to raise fund to send him on a pilgrimage to Lourdes for a miracle cure.
However, everyone still has their sights set on winning the Supreme Championship.
Throughout all of this drama, someone is stealing some very expensive bikes. Specially made and built for racing, these are not your average bicycles..
The thefts are seemingly random, and appear to spread throughout the entire northeast regions. Can Rhea decipher the pattern to these crimes? Are they all random, or is it the work of a very meticulous thief?
When the bike belonging to the new sergeant is stolen, Rhea is determined to put an end to it.
Calling in reinforcement from nearby constabularies, his plan is put into place. But will this unseen criminal take the bait?
Constable Under the Gooseberry Bush is a captivating novel, written by a true master of this genre. It was first published in 1999 by Robert Hale, and is now once more available in paperback, as well as in a Kindle edition published by Endeavour Press.