During a break from his usual village beat, young Police Constable Nick finds himself involved with holidaymakers and their problems, as well as the normal seaside duties. How does he cope with one man who’s lost his false teeth in the sea and another who wants to give away thousands of pounds when drunk? Then there’s the stray Labrador that thinks she’s a police dog and accompanies police officers on the night patrols, and the anxious fisherman who daren’t tell his wife that he owns a racehorse. All in a day’s work for Constable Nick! (softcover)
PC Nick is still settling into his role at the Ashfordly Section police station, and he’s drawn the short stick of shifts: night duty. A sleeping village doesn’t mean a simple shift, though. Between the early risers of the farming community, a badger with a sweet tooth, and getting to know his new workmates, there’s no time for Nick to kick his feet up in the station. Amble into Aidensfield under the cloak of night and tag along with PC Nick as he deals with high-jinks, jokesters, and a few nocturnal creatures. (softcover)
Adopting civilian clothes, young Constable Rhea joins the Criminal Investigation Department to learn about the work of the men in plain clothes. From keeping a watchful eye on a house thought to be a brothel, to investigating a series of housebreakings, "Constable in Disguise" creates a colourful picture of Rhea's foray into detective work in North Yorkshire. (softcover)
Since it was first broadcast on British television in 1997, “Midsomer Murders” has become one of the most-beloved detective dramas on television, instantly recognizable for its attractive backdrop at the heart of rural England. Author, Chris Behan, a resident of this area for over thirty years, has used his skill and intimate knowledge of the subject to create a book that reveals the many stunning key locations for this popular show. A must-have for fans of “Midsomer Murders” and all those who love this charming part of rural England. (softcover)
In this second thriller of the highly acclaimed Shetland Island series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he's found dead. Set in midsummer, the book captures the unsettling nature of a landscape where the sun never quite sets and where people are not as they first seem. (softcover)
Raven Black begins on New Year's Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go. Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award with suspense that is sure to dazzle. (softcover)
Driven by a passion for the tea plant and its extraordinary variety, professional tea tasters and the owners of Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal, Kevin Gascoyne, François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and Hugo Américi have spent decades visiting all of the world’s tea-growing regions where they gained deep knowledge of tea and built trusting relationships with growers. This passionate investment earned them exclusive access to the highest quality teas, and this 288-page book covers black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu'er, perfumed, aromatic and smoked teas and includes an overview of the history of tea, how tea is grown, harvested and processed, tasting notes and a directory of 42 select teas. This widely praised bestseller has been updated to incorporate the changing tastes of tea drinkers, developments in production, the impact of climate change, and an expanded and more highly developed tea market. (softcover)
The Reverend Charles Howard once sat in judgment of Toronto's poor and assessed their applications for the workhouse. Now he has been found dead: stabbed, beaten, and robbed of his watch and boots. Is it simply a case of burglary gone wrong, or has one of the unfortunates the reverend turned away taken their revenge on him? (softcover)
After thirteen-year-old Agnes Fisher faints at school, her teacher, the young and idealistic Amy Slade, is shocked to discover photographs in the girl's desk. One is of Agnes in a lewd pose, captioned "What Mr. Newly Wed Really Wants." When Agnes does not show up at school the next day, her teacher takes the two photographs to the police. Then Detective Murdoch, furious at the sexual exploitation of such a young girl, sets out to find the photographer and put him behind bars. (softcover)
A police constable named Oliver Wicken has apparently committed suicide, leaving his mother and his invalid sister to fend for themselves. The evidence, according to the coroner, is irrefutable, but new and disturbing evidence is brought to light that leads Detective Murdoch to suspect that the suicide was not what it seemed. (softcover)
Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby must investigate the murder of a well-liked spinster in Badger’s Drift. He soon uncovers an unexpectedly seamy side to this tranquil English village - including old rivalries, old loves and new scandals. (softcover)
This book shares the educational, heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking—but always hope-filled stories of fourteen different wild animals that have passed through 'Hope for Wildlife', a Nova Scotia wildlife rehabilitation centre. Colour photographs of the animals and the centre’s efforts supplement the text, and info boxes offer further information on the region’s wildlife. (softcover)
Featuring our lovable adventurers, Luna, Chip and Inkie, this comfortable and portable lunch kit will be a delightful companion for the little one you love to bring fun, healthy meals anywhere—whether daycare, daycamp, or school. The lunch bag (21.6cm W x 17.8cm H x 14.6cm D) features a carry strap, top zipper closure, a handy front slash pocket and a PEVA liner that’s easy to wipe clean. Inside you’ll find a 750 ml water bottle with built-in flip-up straw, a lunch container perfect for sandwiches and a three-piece cutlery set, all BPA free and guaranteed to make lunchtime a delight.
Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). In this all-Beethoven program, Ozawa conducts the popular Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, performed with his fellow colleagues of the Saito Kinen Orchestra. The DVD also includes the bonus extra, Seiji Ozawa’s 80th Birthday Celebration live from the Kissei Bunka Hall in Matsumoto Japan.
As Constable Nick awaits news of his future, he reminisces about times gone by in Aidensfield and recalls the variety of fairs he has attended, including a noisy fun fair that sparked off a hunt for a missing schoolgirl thought to have run away with a fairground worker; but her father had also vanished, and the discovery of a treasure trove and a long-dead body on the moors revived ancient memories of a mystery person going to Scarborough Fair. Dealing with these dilemmas, and more, was all part of Constable Nick's duty as the village constable. (hardcover)
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