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Summary

It's dark in the Dales this winter....

When Mrs Shepherd arrives at the Dales Detective Agency on a December morning, quite convinced that someone is trying to kill her, Samson O'Brien dismisses her fears as the ramblings of a confused elderly lady. But after a series of disturbing incidents at Fellside Court retirement home, he begins to wonder if there is something to her claims after all....

With Christmas around the corner, Samson is thrown into a complex investigation. One that will require him to regain the trust of the Dales community he turned his back on so long ago. Faced with no choice, he enlists the help of a local - the tempestuous Delilah Metcalfe.

Against the backdrop of a Yorkshire winter, Samson and Delilah must work together once again if they are to uncover the malevolence threatening the elderly residents of Bruncliffe. Could the danger be perilously close to home?

©2017 Julia Chapman (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Love this excellent storyline

Well worth listening to and it makes want to listen to the next book in the series

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Loving this book series!

This is the second book I have listened to i this series and I am really enjoying them. I bought the first book, but did not know what to expect as not heard of the author before. The first book was slightly slow to begin with, so wasn’t sure it is was my cup of tea. However, it soon picked up and loving it. The writing is excellent and there are lots of twists and turns within the story which kept me guessing. Going now to download book 3…

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love this series

What I like most about this series is the relationship between Delilah and Samson. Their back stories lend a lot of drama which sometimes is more intriguing than the mystery! Greatly enjoying this series.

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Outstanding - yet again

A great series - I could not recommend highly enough. Fun , excellent characterisation and great narration

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I'm there !

lovely characters , clear picture of the area , my new guilty pleasure !
I mean Samson and Delilah ? will they ? wont they ? just kiss her ! it should be terrible but the writing is good and the story zips along and much as my Mills and Boon alert was triggered by the twee names and the bad boy done good back story I found myself unable to put it down , it saves it self from sickliness with the vivid descriptions of the rugged landscape and the ruggeder people , perhaps it has some of whatever gene makes Midsommer murders primetime viewing in Denmark ?

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Love this series of mysteries

Am so enjoying these books. Always a good mystery to be solved and I never seem to guess who the bad guy is! I am already downloading the next in the series to see how the relationships of the characters evolve and to find out more about Samson’s past.

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So glad I found this series!!

Absolutely loving these books lovely little detective series but more about the characters all real crazy Yorkshire folk!!! Could so see this as a television series!! Love the narrator brought everyone to life!! Just about to crab book 3

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A date with good company

Enjoyed the second book in the series as much as the first. Twist in the plot leaves you looking forward to the next book - keep them coming. The description of the Dales transports you there.