Policeman Nick Rhea has been posted to the country with his wife Mary and their three small children. They move into the police house, high on a ridge overlooking the moors. It sits on the edge of the village of Aidensfield—“probably the most beautiful site in the country.”
In the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside of the 1960s, Constable Nick’s roles are as varied as the eccentric villagers.
He handles every encounter with his characteristic humor, humanity, and professionalism.
His investigations include the case of a clever pony who keeps escaping, a woman running through town naked, and a pack of Canadian timber wolves hanging out in a bus shelter.
It’s not the big city, but the Yorkshire countryside is still full of incident.
He soon gets to know all the characters on his beat, from his superior officer Sergeant Blaketon to Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, whose lurcher Alfred lands him with a summons for “allowing a dog to worry livestock on agricultural land.” The ever-resourceful Claude Jeremiah offers the defense that Alfred’s victim, a budgie, cannot be described as livestock!
Perfect for fans of James Herriot, TE Kinsey, Gerald Durrell, J. R. Ellis, or anyone who loves a great read.