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Rhea, Nicholas 1936-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 509 publications in 1 language and 14,830 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6068.H4, 823.914
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Constable on view by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Constable Nick of Aidensfield continues to patrol his varied beat in the picturesque countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors, he recalls the wisdom of his former training sergeant. Constables should see and be seen - when wearing the uniform they are on view all the time and must act positively but with decorum
Constable on the coast by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From time to time, Constable Nick must leave his blissful rural beat at Aidensfield to assist his hard-pressed colleagues in busier places. At the height of the holiday season, therefore, he finds himself on patrol in the Yorkshire seaside resort of Strensford where a host of new problems await. There are crimes to solve and criminals to arrest
Constable along the trail by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constable on the prowl by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constable on the hill by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 301 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 around the village by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 292 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
Murder under the midnight sun by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When DS Mark Pemberton embarks on a cruise to the Arctic Circle he's very much off duty. He simply wants to experience the spectacle of the Midnight Sun and the splendour of the glaciers and fjords. Then a man is found stabbed in a locked cabin and the captain turns to Pemberton - can he assist in investigating the death without alarming the other passengers? It's a fraught situation; with the liner still at sea, the killer must still be on board, and there is no way of knowing if he or she will strike again
Constable in the country by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he awaits his anticipated promotion, Police Constable Rhea continues his work on the Yorkshire moorland beat of Aidensfield, reminiscing about his childhood in a similar idyllic village. His rural upbringing certainly helps him deal with the variety of incidents and people he encounters, such as a press photographer who gets lost whilst trying to locate a centenarian, a party of day-trippers who get imprisoned in a field, and a farmer whose vehicles smother the lanes with mud. Meanwhile Claude Jeremiah Greengrass splashes out on a colourful new car, only to have a pop group make an offer he can't resist. Claude's new lorry is then stolen, the Beast of Aidensfield terrifies villagers by lurking in the darkness, and Constable Nick encounters psychic cows, ghostly racehorses and clever sheepdogs. It's all in the line of duty for Constable Nick of Aidensfield
Constable around the park by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 280 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 along the lane by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constable along the river-bank by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 271 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
Some assured by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

5 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."
Constable across the moors by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 258 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 humor 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 flavor and it provides a colorful picture of police work in a large rural district. There is humor and pathos and above all a love of human beings and concern for their welfare
Rest assured by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 245 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
The curse of the golden trough by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 242 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
Sergeant Simpson's sacrifice by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constable over the Hill by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 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 beats the bounds by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Constable Nick leads the long-established procession of villagers around Aidensfield's ancient parish extremities, he realises his duty as a rural bobby comprises lots of boundaries over which he should not cross. Nonetheless he must occasionally ignore such restrictions and go beyond limitations to fulfill his role as village constable satisfactorily. Far beyond the call of duty are his efforts to get a bride to the church on time, the occasion he finds himself defending a youth charged with a public order offence and his interviews with a man who buries his wife in the garden
Death of a princess by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As detective Superintendent Mark Pemberton investigates the death of a woman nick named The Princess, he finds himself asking the same question time and time again. Accident or murder? The last of the wealthy Milverdale family, The Princess has been found shot in the grounds of her estate. Was the bullet that killed her a stray from a local poacher's gun? Or did someone deliberately set out to shoot her dead? Pemberton soon begins to suspect murder as he uncovers unsavoury rumours which suggest there are many who would wish The Princess harm - and the dissolution of the Milverdale estate me
Constable by the sea by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Rhea continues his highly popular police stories--this time with a seaside flavor. As a seasonal break from his usual village beat on the North York's Moors, young Police Constable Rhea finds himself involved with holiday-makers and their problems. As well as the normal seaside duties how does he cope with a man who has lost his false teeth in the sea and another who wants to give away thousands of pounds when drunk? Then there's the stray Labrador that thinks he's a police dog and accompanies police officers on night patrols, and the anxious fisherman who daren't tell his wife that he owns a racehorse. These and a galaxy of other delightful characters are encountered by our rural bobby as he goes about his business in this new environment. You'll chuckle with him as he pursues his hilarious work among the great British public
 
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Constable along the river-bank
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