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Constable Around the Green Looking back on his life at a rural policeman in the quiet North Yorkshire countryside, PC Nicholas Rhea has a tale or two to tell From stories of unusual theft such as the incident of the stolen maypole to romantic con artists and the case of a missing child As Constable Nick remembers the then big changes sweeping through the rural police force, he also remembers the comical mishaps of his old colleagues While the old fashioned Sergeant Blaketon is a serious chap about police work, when it comes to football he s rather keen to overlook even his own duties Meanwhile, the villagers get on with their quiet and often eccentric lives From the lovable rogue that is Claude Jeremiah Greengrass and his wily dog, Alfred, to the mysterious spinster Adelaide Bowes Even some of the newcomers seem to be odd yet thankfully for Rhea mostly law abiding characters Besides, as Constable Nick knows to well, sometimes it s the locals that can be the most troublesome Particularly when old divisions between villages, old gangs and even religion still exist But Constable Nick always tried to keep the peace for his beloved beat and for many, he was once the voice of reason for many in a fight Written with wit and humour, Constable Around The Green looks into the eccentric and funny life of a Yorkshire bobby Praise for Constable Around The Green Move over Mr Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small has a rival a little charmer Manchester Evening News Humorous, touching and imbued with a deep affection for the Yorkshire countryside heartwarming Worcester Evening News Witty, warm hearted and full of loveable rogues Northern Echo Praise for Nicholas Rhea Splendid reading Police Journal It s original, it s funny one of life s little pleasures Yorkshire Post Nicholas Rhea, now retired, spentyears in the force, having started as a Police Cadet for the North Riding Constabulary His best known work, the Constable series, provided the inspiration for the hugely popular TV series, Heartbeat and he remained involved with the series as a consultant until filming ended in



10 thoughts on “Constable Around the Green

  1. Diana Diana says:

    Book received from NetGalley.I ve been enjoying these British police procedurals that take place in Yorkshire in the 1960 s This is another one that doesn t have a murder as the main crime, someone stole the village Maypole I m liking how the author changes the mystery focus since it seems like most of the mysteries I have read lately are all based on murders I have basically b


  2. Susan Barton Susan Barton says:

    This is a collection of charming tales of rural life in a small Yorkshire village Policeman and author, Nicholas Rhea relates some of his most memorable experiences as town constable.I enjoyed these stories The author s writing is intelligent and engaging, which makes him a wonderful storyteller This was a nice way to get to know this author s style I d be willing to readfrom him.


  3. Jantine Jantine says:

    I received a free copy through Netgalley, in return for an honest review.Although this is not the most thrilling read I encountered this year, it is written well paced I loved to have a short break, with mostly funny encounters of a constable in a rural spot, in a time when everything waseasy going than it is now.


  4. Maureen Maureen says:

    Great ReadCompletely enjoyed this book This book came across as a suggested read, and it was out of sequence from the series, but took the chance I was surprised and pleased This was type of stories I wish my own father would have written about from his 30 years as a policeman These are everything from heartwarming to LOL stories.


  5. Paula Corregan Paula Corregan says:

    Good book While not a typical whodunit, this book offers interesting and humorous accounts of the adventures of a Yorkshire constable I look forward to readingof Constable Nick s encounters with fellow inhabitants of the area where he lives.


  6. Ian Howe Ian Howe says:

    Sorry but didn t find it as good as by the stream.


  7. Erth Erth says:

    now i am hooked This was such a great, easy and creative book i was hooked after the first page The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.i would highly recommend this author and this book.


  8. Vanessa Vanessa says:

    A gentle memoir of police work in small village England this one rubbed me the wrong way a bit, as Mr Rhea really digs into some stereotypical opinions and ideas about shrill women and the burdens of motherhood That aside, it s a pleasure to return to Mr Rhea s prose and his matter of fact approach to the vagaries of human nature and crime I received an ecopy from the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an


  9. Diana Diana says:

    Book received from NetGalley.I love this series of books While they are British police procedurals they have a definite cozy feel to them The series takes place in the 1960 s in the Yorkshire Dales, a place I came to love while reading James Herriot s books What I enjoy the most about the series is that they don t focus on a murder mystery While there are some murders in the books, you are just as likely to read abou


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