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The Norfolk Mystery - The County Guides (Paperback)
  • The Norfolk Mystery - The County Guides (Paperback)

The Norfolk Mystery - The County Guides (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 19/06/2014
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Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley's guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, eccentric locals - and murder! It is 1937 and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran Stephen Sefton is stony broke. So when he sees a mysterious advertisement for a job where 'intelligence is essential', he applies. Thus begins Sefton's association with Professor Swanton Morley, an omnivorous intellect. Morley's latest project is a history of traditional England, with a guide to every county. They start in Norfolk, but when the vicar of Blakeney is found hanging from his church's bellrope, Morley and Sefton find themselves drawn into a rather more fiendish plot. Did the Reverend really take his own life, or was it - murder? Beginning a thrilling new detective series, 'The Norfolk Mystery' is the first of The County Guides. A must-read for fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, every county is a crime scene and no-one is above suspicion!

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007360482

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“Good starter to series”

Oh good, I thought, a 1930's pastiche, however, it started out in the wrong period. The beginning appeared to be more Edwardian, giving a Holmes/Watson feel to Sefton, the narrator and his employer, Swanton... More

9th July 2014
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“Waiting for the next one!”

A little slow to get going. But, completely worth reading. Enjoyed it very much.

28th August 2014
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“An entertaining diversion”

This novel follows the exploits of the eccentric ‘People’s Professor’ Swanton Morley and his assistant Stephen Sefton on their quest to write a guide of each English County. They start their endeavour in Norfolk and... More

15th July 2014
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