Constable Goes to Market

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 09 Jan 2019

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Another of the series of' 'Constable' books by Nicholas Rhea bas ed on his time as a police officer in the 1960's in and around the village of Aidensfield in Yorkshire...The TV series Heartbeat was based on these books. They are funny and provide an insight into life in a small country community in the '60's, There are no major crimes no car chases just small incidents that occur that fall within the interest of the local police.and that are important to those involved..
The books are well written and very entertaining,this being the third I've read..
If you fancy a nice easy read and to relive country village life in the 60's try this,if you have read one of the 'Constable' books before and enjoyed it you are sure to enjoy this too.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, atmosphere, and characters.  I would recommend the book to friends and family for their reading pleasure.
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Another lovely walk through a slower and more caring times, this book is a joy to read. With the daily activities of PC Rhea in North Yorkshire, this time our wander through time, is associated with the town/country markets, the characters that frequent them and life in general. There are funny, head-scratching and always  entertaining. 
A must read after a stressful day, one which will take you back to a sometimes better, and calmer times. If you like the  "Heartbeat" TV series of some years back, you'll enjoy this book, although  I really like these books better.
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What a charming book! “Constable Goes to Market” is like James Herriot’s “All Creatures Great and Small” books, but with a police constable instead of a veterinarian. It is one of many books in a series by Nicholas Rhea. According to the author’s website, the series is semi-autobiographical. The television series, Heartbeat, was based on these books.  

“Constable Goes to Market” is set in the cozy, idyllic Yorkshire countryside. The characters are painted in a quaint, vivid, down-to-earth kind of way. The stories in this book are told from the perspective of Constable Nick Rhea. He is a beloved country police constable, more friend than authority figure. He reflects on his time in the police force, sharing anecdotes about the often humorous occurrences that he found himself in the midst of during his course of duty. 

This delightful book is perfect for any fan of cozy mysteries, humorous and lighthearted stories, and small town settings with a colorful cast of characters. 

Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for providing me with a free galley in exchange for an honest review. This was a 4 ⭐️ read!
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A cosy and gentle view of town policing in the mid 20th century.  The different aspects are covered in the Constable series,  with this one centred around market day. The problems come in all shapes and sizes and are explained to us by Constable Nick.

An enjoyable book and series
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Storytelling is nearly a lost art, but happily Nicholas Rhea has cultivated this ability to relate his experiences on to us.  He takes everyday events and describes them so vividly that you feel you are there.  His ability to capture the details that make the story come alive makes his books very enjoyable and entertaining.  It was a real pleasure to read this depiction of market day happenings in the villages of North Yorkshire.

My thanks to NetGalley for providing an advance copy to read and review.
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Market days in Ashfordly attract villagers from all over North Yorkshire. The spot to be for social outings, shopping, and business, the usually peaceful town springs to life, PC Nick has no shortage of small-town crises and eccentric characters to attend to. There’s a dog intent on demolishing market stalls to a live hand grenade found in a potato display, linguistic misunderstandings, a spot of crime, and even a UFO sighting are all in a day’s work for Nick
Another enjoyable light read. I really enjoy the Constable books which take you back to a gentler way of life, they are filled with humour. The characters are well drawn & the more of the series you read the more you love Aidensfield
 My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read
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This is my second ‘Constable’ book and it’s a meandering tale like the first one I tried. Reading this book, you can learn at lot about the many arcane laws relevant to market trading in the UK. Constable Rhea knows the law so well, you wonder why he hasn’t been promoted. If you’re looking for a ‘nice, quiet book’, this is it. Personally, I could do with a lot more liveliness in the style. Some of the events described are really funny, yet they don’t make you laugh. A potentially really dangerous incident is treated no differently from daily chores like rescuing cats from trees or finding lost dogs. Mr Rhea (Peter Walker), may not have been PC Plod, but he was a plodding writer.
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I loved the previous books in this series and I loved this one.
It's a cosy, gentle series full of  great characters and with a lovely setting.
I love the retrò atmosphere, the kindness and the human side of the stories.
It's a great read that will  make you feel good.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to Agora Books and Netgalley for this ARC
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A charming series I really enjoy constable Nick and the problems that require his investigating in this small town,This episode is set in the market in the village&he is kept busy dealing with the villagers problems#netgalley #Agorabooks
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Another in the Constable Files from Nicholas Rhea. A pleasant trip back to the Aidensfield folk and, in particular, Ashfordly as well Constable Nick who finds his hands full - what with near disasters, eccentric villagers and even some actual crimes - not to mention, bizarrely, a sighting of a UFO. It's a gentle read with some credible characterisation, some nice escapism and is entirely entertaining. Fans of previous books in the series and, indeed, of the TV serialisation will not be disappointed.
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4 stars

I read the Kindle edition.

This is another good book about Constable Nick as he goes about his daily business. This time he is assigned to the local market. It’s Market Day in Ashfordly and Constable Nick stays very busy with one thing and then another. 

I like these lighthearted little novels, combining humor with the more serious everyday goings-on in the small villages that he polices. I like Nick and look forward to reading more about him. It is certainly a departure from the thrillers and crime dramas I usually read. 

I want to thank NetGalley and Agora Books for forwarding to me a copy of this nice little book for me to read, enjoy and review.
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