Constable on the Prowl

Constable on the Prowl

Nicholas Rhea / Feb 21, 2020

Constable on the Prowl Constable on the Prowl is exceptional among Nicholas Rhea s books in that it takes place entirely at night it brings together a number of incidents anecdotes and reflections on the theme of night dut

  • Title: Constable on the Prowl
  • Author: Nicholas Rhea
  • ISBN: 9781906373351
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Constable on the Prowl is exceptional among Nicholas Rhea s books in that it takes place entirely at night it brings together a number of incidents, anecdotes and reflections on the theme of night duty which does not seem to be Constable Nick s favourite part of his job Nick gets to know his collegues, PC Alf Ventress and Sergeant Oscar Blaketon and the local rogue w Constable on the Prowl is exceptional among Nicholas Rhea s books in that it takes place entirely at night it brings together a number of incidents, anecdotes and reflections on the theme of night duty which does not seem to be Constable Nick s favourite part of his job Nick gets to know his collegues, PC Alf Ventress and Sergeant Oscar Blaketon and the local rogue with a heart of gold Claude Jeremiah Greengrass who we catch losing his trousers and shirt as he makes a hasty retreat down a ladder from a lady s bedroom There is company, high jinks and one or two practical jokes as Nick settles into life in the warm hearted village he will soon think of as home.

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    683 Comments

    1. Constable on the Prowl by Nicholas Rhea reads more like a memoir than a novel. It is, for the most part, entertaining. It is written in sections, each dealing with a different aspect of being a Constable on night duty. If, like me, you are a fan of Heartbeat, you will enjoy the tales involving Alf Ventriss, or Vesuvius as he is nicknamed, Sargeant Blaketon and that enchanting villian Claude Jeremiah Greengrass. Stories of practical jokes played on one another and the lengths to which they would [...]


    2. #24in48I do love Heartbeat and the books the show took its premise from, Peter Walker’s/Nicholas Rhea’s Constable series. The setting, rural Yorkshire, and the memoir style of the writing leaves me reminiscing for the time in which I was born but didn’t get to experience in a locale that I want to live in. Some of the themes/stories in this book, the second in the series, would be considered quite disturbing by today’s standards so a little warning if you are interested in starting this [...]


    3. Entertaining quick read with a great setting in a small village in Yorkshire and an enterprising young cop. It's a good thing for all of us that Nick has a sense of humor. thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. You will like this if you are interested in novels which are less gruesome and gory and more character based - you can read it in an evening and be pleased.


    4. It's certainly interesting to see how different laws were compared to how they are now. I like the short stories, it makes the book easy to pick up again.


    5. I grew up in the era of village bobbies on bicycles when just the sight of your local policeman was enough to make you reconsider any misbehaving. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories of young Nick's on the job training. There was no mystery; just a series of delightful stories of the adventures ofpatrolling a county beat. A refreshing read to enjoy with a nice cuppa.


    6. Warmhearted and Laugh Out Loud StoriesWasn't sure about it when I first started reading but I soon got caught up in Nicholas' stories and then read almost the whole book in one night. I just finished it and am ready to start the next one. Love the characters, especially at the pub. Also loved the story about Belinda, the Badger.


    7. Not gripping enoughThere are enjoyable bits in this memoir style story. Unfortunately they become tedious as one progresses through the storyline. This author lost his grip on this reader before the end of the book.


    8. Good Enjoyable read. Stories from a young Constable in his early days of work. Entertaining and interesting has some laugh out loud moments.


    9. A story of the crimes committed while night policeman Nick Rhea is on patrol around the area of Aidensfield in Yorkshire during the 1970/1980's. Most of which would be considered minor crimes. It also includes some descriptions of the law at that time, plus the pranks that the police would play on each other, which I admit not to finding amusing.Very low key stories, none of which I found that interesting. I gather this series of books were turned into a television series - Heartbeat - which I h [...]


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