- File Size: 3854 KB
- Print Length: 317 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (August 9, 2018)
- Publication Date: August 9, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078JJFFGK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Body in the Dales (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
John R. Ellis has lived in Yorkshire for most of his life and has spent many years exploring Yorkshire’s diverse landscapes, history, language and communities. He recently retired after a career in teaching, mostly in further education in the Leeds area. In addition to the Yorkshire Murder Mystery series he writes poetry, ghost stories and biography. He has completed a screenplay about the last years of the poet Edward Thomas and a work of faction about the extraordinary life of his Irish mother-in-law. He is currently working on his memoirs of growing up in a working-class area of Huddersfield in the 1950s and 1960s.
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A dead body is found in a cave. It couldn't have been carried by one person, and two carrying it couldn't fit through the cave system.
The body wasn't there two days ago. Yet he hadn't been seen for days.
Who killed the person? He wasn't liked by anyone, so plenty of suspects.
Why was he killed? Again, plenty of possible reasons.
The unknown questions get on the nerves of the many residents in the village, each looking at the other as a possible murderer.
I half figured it out, but the ending was a good one.
I also enjoyed getting to know the detectives, what they thought and how they reacted to things.
If you like a good murder mystery, I highly recommend this book.
Spectacular descriptions of the Dales and hair raising caving adventures add up to a very satisfying experience.
And then years later I saw my first episode of "All Creatures, Great and Small" on PBS and was hooked. I read all of James Herriot's books about his life as a country Vet in the Dales and ended up buying all the DVDs of the T.V. show. And then I found Peter Robinson's books about modern day police work in the Dales and have read everyone of his books. Now, I have a new author in J.R. Ellis who has written a great book about the area and it's people with a very good story line that keeps you guessing and very interested.
Top international reviews
I really resent paying even only £1.99 for something I have read,
Could this not be made clear before purchase?
I like Oldroyd, a decent almost old fashioned copper who doesn't rant and rave like a lot of D.C.I's, and is very much looked up to by everyone. Carter will take a bit of getting used to, but he's already making headway by getting himself a pair of decent walking boots....
The editing could do with tidying up, and I did find the chapters overly long, but I will definitely be looking forward to reading more in this series.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a well written detective story without the excessive gore and sadism that seems to be so prevalent now
The characters are believable and their personal lives are cleverly woven into the story as it unfolds.
This is the first J.R.Ellis novel I have read and will happily read more.
A good read with plenty of twists and turns.
Will keep you engaged
Don’t waste your money. Oh and apparently this was called something else before the present title. Was the change of title a disguise? Sorry but sooooo disappointing.
Stick to the story line and get a new proof reader as there are many mistakes in the written content of this book that should have been corrected.
I won't be buying any more in the series.
The concept is okay but the story itself is long winded ,the dialogue between detectives and potential suspects is immature and hardly conducted in the manner one would expect in a murder investigation and frankly, given the comments of the cavers, it's obvious very early on how the body must have arrived at the place where it is discovered.
The story has no real depth and the characters fail to impress, particularly the new Detective Sergeant, recently transferred from London, who turns up for work on his first day in a rural setting wearing a designer suit and Armani shoes.
The other books in this series were also recommended but, are probably written in the same vein and consequently I will not be including them in my library.