Title: Constable Beneath the Trees
Author: Nicholas Rhea
Publisher: Endeavour Press, 341pgs
Genre: Mystery, Cozy Mystery
This was an entertaining and enjoyable read. Set in rural Yorkshire in the 1960s Constable Beneath the Trees follows Constable Nick Rhea as he goes about his daily routine, dealing with the locals and his superiors.
The stories recounted in this volume were witty, humorous and sometimes touching. One couldn’t help but feel sympathy for Rhea as he dealt with his sometimes clueless superiors while still doing his duty and what was best for his beat.
This book has the same feel to it as James Herriot’s novels, but with a police officer instead of a vet. The stories are told in the same quiet, easy going style and the local characters are just as colorful.
Well worth the read and I will be on the lookout for more in the series, although this read well as a standalone.
Rating: 4/5 Carrots
Thanks to NetGalley for my copy of this book.