Date With Death (The Dales Detective Series #1) (Paperback)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the The Dales Detective Series series.
- #2: Date with Malice (The Dales Detective Series #2) (Paperback): $18.99
- #3: Date with Mystery (The Dales Detective Series #3) (Paperback): $18.99
- #4: Date with Poison (The Dales Detective Series #4) (Paperback): $18.99
- #5: Date with Danger (The Dales Detective Series #5) (Paperback): $18.99
- #6: Date with Deceit (The Dales Detective Series #6) (Paperback): $18.99
- #7: Date with Betrayal (The Dales Detective Series #7) (Paperback): $18.99
- #8: Date with Evil (The Dales Detective Series #8) (Paperback): $18.99
- #9: Date with Justice (The Dales Detective Series #9) (Paperback): $18.99
Meet two sleuths from a sleepy Yorkshire village as they investigate murders and discover the secrets behind the twitching curtains. Date with Death is the first cosy crime novel in Julia Chapman’s Dales Detective series, perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club and M. C. Beaton.
Samson O’Brien has been dismissed from the police force, and returns to his hometown of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up the Dales Detective Agency. However, the villagers aren’t that welcoming to a man they see as trouble.
Delilah Metcalfe is struggling to keep her business, the Dales Dating Agency, afloat as well as trying to control her wayward dog, Tolpuddle, when Samson’s first case – a supposed suicide – takes an unexpected turn, and a trail of deaths lead back to the door of Delilah’s agency.
With suspicion hanging over someone they both care for, the two feuding neighbours soon realize that they need to work together to solve the mystery of the dating deaths. But working together is easier said than done . . .
Full of wit, warmth and characters you’ll care about, continue the murder mystery series with Date with Malice.
‘A classic whodunit set in the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales . . . A satisfying read riddled with dry Yorkshire humour (and dry-stone walls)’ – Cath Staincliffe, author of the Scott & Bailey series.
About the Author
Julia Chapman is the pseudonym of Julia Stagg, who has had five novels, the Fogas Chronicles set in the French Pyrenees, published by Hodder. She is also the author of the Dales Detective series which follows the adventures of Samson O’Brien and Delilah Metcalfe as they solve cases in the Yorkshire Dales.
Born with a wanderlust that keeps her moving, Julia has followed her restless feet to Japan, Australia, the USA and France. She spent the majority of that time as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language but also dabbled in bookselling, pawnbroking, waitressing and was once ‘checkout chick of the month’ at a supermarket in South Australia. She also ran an auberge in the French Pyrenees for six years with her husband.
Having spent many years wandering, she is now glad to call the Yorkshire Dales home. Its distinctive landscape and way of life provide the setting for her latest set of novels, the Dales Detective series.