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Rhea, Nicholas 1936-

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Works: 169 works in 447 publications in 1 language and 14,922 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Drama  Television adaptations 
Classifications: PR6068.H4, 823.914
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Constable around the village by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he settles into the village life of Aidensfield, North Yorkshire, Police Constable Nick Rhea begins to understand the complexities of rural law enforcement, much of with proves to be very unofficial but highly effective. We hear of his dilemmas as he is torn between his desire to prove the crippled Sidney Chapman's dog innocent of sheep-worrying, and the need to do his duty. Farmer Lowe's sheepdog presents a different problem: the overworked old dog is pretending to be deaf and Rhea finds himself drawn into the crisis; without the dog, the cows cannot be milked. Local colors and characters abound. The mixed creeds of the community provide more headaches for Rhea: for example Jame Bathurst's funeral goes quite smoothly except that the village grave-digger does not want the death-bed convert buried in Catholic ground and has omitted to dig the grave. Rivalry abounds between Anglicans, Catholics and Methodists, and Rhea has his work cut out
Constable across the moors by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Police Constable Nicholas Rhea continues his enthralling account of rural bobbying on the North Yorkshire Moors and finds himself dealing with a host of intriguing characters who live and work on these spectacular heights. Among the hilarious anecdotes are the cases of witchcraft used by Katherine Hardwick to rid herself of a troublesome suitor and the insurance man who covers a dog against its persistent theft and unscrupulous love-making. Contrasting with the humour and joy of rustic life there is sadness and Nicholas Rhea tells the poignant tale of the man who came to bury his wife on her beloved moors. The book is packed with stories of a country flavour and it provides a colourful picture of police work in a large rural district. There is humour and pathos and above all a love of human beings and concern for their welfare
Constable on view by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constable on the coast by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constable on the prowl by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constable around the park by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having qualified for promotion, Constable Nick must await a vacancy as he continues his rural duties at Aidensfield deep within the North York Moors National Park. With the tourist influx his duties and problems multiply. Then Nick finds the body of a man and a dog finds a human leg in a wood. This is the latest in a series of rustic tales which inspired the top TV drama 'Heartbeat' and its sister series 'The Royal'
Constable on the hill by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Constable on the hill" tells of a country policeman's sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad, life. How he keeps the peace in this typical North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield makes compelling reading. The ITV television series "Heartbeat" was based on Nicholas Rhea's books
Constable in the country by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he awaits his anticipated promotion constable Nick Rhea continues his work on the Yorkshire moorland beat of Aidensfield, reminiscing about his childhood in a similar idylllic village and making the inevitable comparisons
Constable along the river-bank by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Constable Nick contemplates leaving the village in a bid for promotion, his wife begins her new job and doesn't want to leave their moorland home. Nick's constabulary duties continue, despite his personal dilemma - there is drama when children go missing and there is more alarm when a man disappears in the river. Cars also get stuck in the river and when Zachariah Isaac Pentecost (Zip for short) is taken ill, Nick discovers he has a long-lost son - but where is he? With Claude Jeremiah Greengrass causing his usual problems, it's all part of the daily routine for Constable Nick of Aidensfield
Constable beats the bounds by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Constable Nick leads a procession of villagers around Aidensfield's parish boundaries as part of an ancient custom, he realises his work involves practices that have little connection with his constabulary obligations. From time to time he must operate beyond the call of duty to fulfil his role as village constable - getting a bride to church on time, tracing a missing cat or dealing with a woman whose neighbour is obstructing her view with rows of washing. These are not normally police officer's duties, but when a body is found on the moors above Aidensfield it is definitely one of his constabulary responsibilities
Constable along the lane by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constable along the trail by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constable over the Hill by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During his final days at Aidensfield, Nick has much to consider. There are duties to complete as he struggles to balance his family's needs against the demands of the police service. Nick is challenged to solve a centuries-old Aidensfield murder mystery but is also expected to trace a coal thief before he burns the evidence
Constable in the Dale by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The curse of the golden trough by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Pluke arrives to examine a miniature replica in the form of a snuffbox, not only has it been recently stolen, but he has a mysterious family secret and a sinister curse to contend with
Constable over the bridge by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some assured by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matthew Taylor was an apprentice butcher in the village shop at the outbreak of war. Not much call for that in the Army, who re-trained him as a qualified motor mechanic. But neither profession appealed as much as the chance to be the local insurance man with the task of persuading hard-hearted Yorkshire folk to part with their money for "summat thoo can't see."
Rest assured by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matthew Taylor is an insurance agent in the wilds of North York Moors. Even though it is the post-WWII era, many of his clients try and maintain rather old-fashioned ways. However, no matter how quirky they may be Matthew always tries to make sure that they all get the kind of insurance coverage that each needs
Constable in the wilderness by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constable goes to market by Nicholas Rhea ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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