There is a crime wave in the village.
“If we suffered three crimes in the district during a month, the local papers described it as a crime wave. These waves were very tiny, therefore, more like ripples on a village pond than the kind of waves that swamp ocean liners.”
A hay barn is set on fire at Low Dale Farm. It seems that an arsonist is targeting isolated barns.
Arnold Merryweather’s ancient bus helps catch a car thief.
And when Nick arrests not only a pig thief but also the expectant pig, the police station cleaner is not very pleased.
But it’s not all crime. A glider crashes into a romance in a thatched cottage, and then Constable Nick is involved in a plot to force a penny-pincher to spend money.
In the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside of the 1960s, Constable Nick’s roles are as varied as the eccentric villagers.
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Joy Ellis, author of the Matt Ballard mysteries