27 August 2013

A light-hearted detective story in the Julius Falconer Series

The Bite of a Mad Dog: A Country Parson’s Curious Tale
By Julius Falconer
 
 It is the summer of 1728, and we are in the village of Sherburn, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. A conspiracy is in the wings, this has worrying, and sometimes hilarious, consequences for the hapless vicar, whose meagre detective skills are stretched to their limit. Both the squire and Sir Ralph are only too happy to leave it all to the vicar – until, that is, the vicar is arrested for gun-smuggling and the squire disappears.
This neat tale both faithfully recreates the atmosphere of an eighteenth-century Yorkshire village and offers the modern reader rare entertainment....Find out more

 

The Author
Julius Falconer admits that the only positive feature in a life otherwise devoid of the slightest interest is that, in forty years’ work, he did not miss one day through ill-health! Born in Coventry, educated in Leicester, Italy and Leeds, he worked mainly in Scotland and Cornwall. A retired translator and secondary-school teacher, he reads, writes, indulges his passion for music, walks, gardens and thinks. He lives mainly in Yorkshire but has a rural retreat in central France where ideas bubble up and ferment. The Bite of a Mad Dog (pub. Pneuma Springs) is his eighteenth whodunnit. Other writings include translations from Latin, French, German and Italian and opaque papers in international journals. Widowed in 2000, he has a married daughter who says she has better things to do than read his scribblings. Go to www.juliusfalconer.com for further exciting details.

“A gravely intriguing mystery novel
…publishedbestsellers.com
 
Genre: Fiction: Fiction: Crime and mystery
Paperback ISBN: 9781782283140
Publication Date: 26 September 2013
Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback and eBook
Book Size: 210 x 148 mm, 160pp

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