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 with 39 counties in store there’ll be plenty of murder, mystery and mayhem to confound and entertain you for years to come.
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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 StandardAbout 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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Book Description 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 174mm x 208mm x. Hardcover. 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 Sp.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 300 pages. 0.438. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007360475
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 14.5 x 21.2 cm. The first book in The County Guides - introducing an exciting new detective series. The County Guides are a series of detective novels set in 1930s [Url removed]books are an odyssey through England and its history.In each county, the protagonists ? Stephen Sefton, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his employer, the People's Professor, Swanton Morley ? solve a [Url removed] first book is set in Norfolk. The murder is in the vicarage.There are 39 books ? and 39 murders ? to follow. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-41006669
Book Description 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 174mm x 208mm x. Hardcover. 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 dis.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 300 pages. 0.438. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007360475