Reverend Septimus Treloar, retired as Chief Inspector of the CID after thirty years service, is now country parson of the seemingly sleepy St. Mary's Danedyke. But the rural calm of his and the villagers' lives are thrown into chaos when mysterious happenings cause them to suspect the haunting of a fabled ghost within the dark recesses of their church. But can this really be a case of supernatural spirits? Or are Septimus's suspicions of thieving mischief closer to the truth? If so, what could be the object of all this criminal plotting? Septimus must use his detective know-how to find the answers on a mission that will lead him to the secret of The Danedyke Cup, a silver gilt relic supposedly once belonging to Our Lady...
The first in Stephen Chance's classic series about Reverend Septimus, 'the one and only beatified bobby,' Septimus and the Danedyke Mystery (1971) has everything: treasure hunts, ancient clues, rollicking humour and quick-witted suspense. It has been described by Philip Ardagh in the Guardian as 'truly marvellous.'
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Stephen Chance is the pseudonym of Philip William Turner. Born in British Colombia, Canada, in 1925 to English parents, he returned to England in 1926. He was raised in Leicestershire and served in the Royal Navy as an engineer from 1953 to 1946, before resuming his education at Worcester College, Oxford, graduating in 1949. He married in 1950 and was ordained as a priest in the Church of England the following year. The father of two children, he was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1965 for his children's novel, The Grange at High Force. His young adult series starring Reverend Septimus, written under the name Stephen Chance, was published throughout the 1970s to huge popular acclaim. He died in 2006.
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Book Description T. Nelson, 1973. Book Condition: Fair. New Ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86075430
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Book Description Harmondsworth; Puffin; 1973, 1973. P/b; vg-; 8vo; 156pp; a little cover creasing; Bookseller Inventory # 73773
Book Description Puffin, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. (Film/TV tie-in). (edges "tanned" & light reading creases) (good reading copy) [Book = Septimus and the Danedyke Mystery] (photo on front cover & TV reference on back cover) (Michael Craig) [Granada TV]. Bookseller Inventory # 23836
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Book Description Puffin Books, London, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Mass market paperback, Edges lightly tanned, slight shelf wear, trwo small neat printed name and addresses on front end paper otherwise this is a clean and tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 012480
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