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The Norfolk Mystery (The County Guides)

The County Guides

By Ian Sansom

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Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 23 June 2014
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!

About the Author

Ian Sansom writes for the `Guardian' and the `London Review of Books'. He is the author of nine books including, `Paper: An Elegy', `Mr Dixon Disappears', `The delegates Choice' and `The Bad Book Affair', some of the instalments of The Mobile Library series. He lives in Northern Ireland.

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Praise for `The Norfolk Mystery':`A delightful, idiosyncratic mystery set in the Thirties ... There is a touch of Sherlock Holmes and a dash of Lord Peter Wimsey, but the total is put together with a charm that is teasingly precious ... Beautifully crafted by Sansom, Professor Morely promises to become a little gem of English crime writing; sample him now' Daily Mail`Sansom is both celebrating and sending up the golden age of detective novels when, in the 1930s, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie were the queens of crime ... A brilliant first outing that leaves you looking forward to the next maniacal mystery tour' Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

EAN: 9780007360482
ISBN: 0007360487
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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