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Julia Chapman’s sixth Dales Detective Agency novel, Date with Deceit, sees Delilah going undercover at a shoot involving dangerous criminals. 

Perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club and M.C. Beaton.

A woman in tears in the Dales Detective Agency is never the best way to start the week. But when that woman is the wife of Bernard Taylor, town mayor and eminent businessman, there is even more cause for alarm. So when Nancy Taylor asks the detectives to investigate whether her husband is having an affair, Samson O’Brien and Delilah Metcalfe know they will have to tread carefully.

The case, however, proves to be more complex than even they had imagined. While Delilah is undercover at a local shoot to better keep tabs on the errant husband, she is on the scene for a fatal incident that sends the town into turmoil. Soon the detective duo are embroiled in a far more serious investigation than mere infidelity as they discover that deceit is rife in Bruncliffe. And it may well prove deadly....

©2021 Julia Chapman (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Still on top form.

Loved it but with intersecting story lines I got a bit lost in the middle. This deserves listening to a couple of times in order to get the events straight in your head, but then the series itself seems to be heading towards its climax. At least Samson & Delilah appear to be getting their act together, but PLEASE make the baddie (& you know who that is) get his comeuppance soon!!!

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Another fantastic adventure in the Dales!

I only found this series in February, and listened to the first 5 books back to back, and so have been eagerly awaiting this latest one. As have, I'm sure, all of Julia Chapman's more long standing fans.
I listened to it all, avidly, in one day, which was wonderful, but now means a very frustratingly long wait to (I really hope) the next one!
Highly recommend listening to all of these in order, from start to finish. It would be possible to enjoy it without hearing the others first, but not there is a cleverly crafted underlying story arc, which would be much better enjoyed in full!
Roll on Samson & Delilah's next adventure!!

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great story

Gripping mystery set in Yorkshire, very enjoyable with touches of humour and many twists and turns to keep you guessing.

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better and better ☺️

awesome. can't wait for the next one.....when will that be I wonder. hurry up Julia!