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Date with Poison (#4 Dales Detective)
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Julia Chapman
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Date with Poison (#4 Dales Detective)

Julia Chapman



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Crime & mystery


400 pages

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Date with Poison is the brilliant fourth novel in Julia Chapman's Dales Detective Agency series, and is perfect of fans of M C Beaton's Agatha Raisin series and Gervase Phinn. A young teenager has gone missing. Can Samson O'Brien and Delilah Metcalfe find him?

Spring is in the air in Bruncliffe. But not everyone is filled with the joys of the season. Implicated in the murder of a man in Leeds, the Dales Detective Agency's Samson O'Brien is facing tough questions from the police, while his business partner Delilah Metcalfe is facing criticism from her family and friends for her loyalty to the town's black sheep.

Then the truth about Samson's policing past is brutally exposed and Bruncliffe turns its back on him, placing Delilah in an impossible position. Especially when her nephew, Nathan Metcalfe, accused of having been under the influence of the corrupt O'Brien, runs away from home.

With everyone searching frantically for the missing boy and a toxic atmosphere tainting the town, only the local vet is paying attention to a worrying spate of deaths amongst his canine clientele. Suspecting foul play, he arrives at Samson's door. But when Samson turns to Delilah for assistance, will she be able to overlook his transgressions in order to help him uncover the source of the poison that is threatening her community? A poison that has the potential to tear her life apart.

By:   Julia Chapman
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   284g
ISBN:   9781529006797
ISBN 10:   1529006791
Series:   The Dales Detective Series
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   June 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Julia Chapman is the pseudonym of Julia Stagg, who has had five novels, the Fogas Chronicles set in the French Pyrenees, published by Hodder. Date with Poison is the third novel in the Dales Detective series, following on from Date with Mystery.

Great fun! -- Carol Drinkwater A classic whodunit set in the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, written with affection for the area and its people. A satisfying read riddled with dry Yorkshire humour (and dry stone walls) -- Cath Staincliffe, author of <i>The Silence Between Breaths</i> A delightful read * Dalesman * Bags of Yorkshire charm and wit * Northern Echo * For above all else, there is warmth and heart to her novels * Yorkshire Times * A rollicking read * Craven Herald * A delightful Dales tale to warm the cockles! * Peterborough Telegraph *

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