7 January 2014

A light-hearted detective novel set in an eighteenth-century Yorkshire village

Death by Aloe-Seed: A Country Parson’s Singular Tale
By Julius Falconer

Thrilling novel about a hapless vicar saddled with a mind-boggling murder inquiry dumped on him by the less than capable officers of the law.

Time: the autumn of 1728. 

Place: the usually tranquil Yorkshire village of Sherburn in Elmete. 


Except that it finds itself the scene of an increasingly sinister chain of events: theft, robbery on the king’s highway, arson.
And finally murder. 


Expertly edited for modern readers, this second chronicle of the doings of the vicar of Sherburn draws the reader cosily into eighteenth-century village life where, travel arduous and time-consuming, curses feared and officers of the law less than eager to pursue their functions. ....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.

“Entertaining & enthralling murder mystery
…publishedbestsellers.com

Genre: Fiction: Crime and mystery
Paperback ISBN: 9781782283317
Publication Date: 20 February 2014
Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback and eBook
Book Size: 203 x 133 mm, 184pp

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