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Rhea, Nicholas 1936-

Works: 319 works in 695 publications in 1 language and 15,407 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Sagas  Drama  Television series  Television cop shows  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: PR6068.H4, 823.914
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Constable on the hill by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village of Aidensfield in North Yorkshire saw its fair share of crimes and Nicholas Rhea, the local policeman, recalls many offences that he dealt with on first moving to this beat
Constable over the Hill by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his final days at Aidensfield, Nick has much to consider. There are duties to complete as he struggles to balance his family's needs against the demands of the police service. Nick is challenged to solve a centuries-old Aidensfield murder mystery but is also expected to trace a coal thief before he burns the evidence
Life assured by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the tale of a North Yorkshire insurance agent in the 1950s which began with 'Some Assured'. Following Matthew's motorcycle accident in which he broke his leg, he is unable to tour his widespread moorland agency, and so Evelyn, his wife, now completes the rounds on his behalf. Matthew, at home, is asked to edit Micklesfield's new village magazine as well as looking after some of his clients from home. Amongst his clients is a retired ballerina wanting to insure her legs, a farmer threatened with bankruptcy, a priest who wants Matthew to insure a holy relic, a man wanting to open a nudist colony in Micklesfield and another who wants Matthew to insure his ship. It's all in the daily round of Matthew's insurance visits
Self assured by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew and Evelyn have bought their new home and are worried about the cost of maintaining it and paying the ongoing household bills. There's no alternative but to work harder than ever before selling premiums for the Premier Assurance Association. The business is expanding sufficiently to need an office and consulting rooms at the new house. But the mix of clients never fails to entertain like the Vicar who wants two bridesmaids to be insured before the wedding celebrations and the lady to provide for her grandchildren's future with the endowment policies
Rest assured by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Taylor is an insurance agent in the wilds of North York Moors. Even though it is the post-WWII era, many of his clients try and maintain rather old-fashioned ways. However, no matter how quirky they may be Matthew always tries to make sure that they all get the kind of insurance coverage that each needs
Constable goes to market by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the villagers of Aidensfield and district, the market towns provide a focus for their business activities as well as their social outings, and Ashfordly is no exception. Normally quiet and peaceful, it comes alive with traders and customers on market day - and such gatherings are never without problems for Constable Nick
Constable in the wilderness by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Superintendent is not pleased when he catches Constable Nick building a snowman in the midst of a blizzard and Nick faces resistance when he considers evacuating a market town because there is the possibility a devastating flood within hours. Nick also copes with Claude Jeremiah Greengrass almost killing himself on a runaway double bass and ponders why an ageing widower would want a beauty contest in Aidensfield
Dead ends by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The disappearance of a smart young criminal, Darren Mallory, is cause for some concern but his family, all seasoned villains, refuse to cooperate with the police. Despite the relatives' unwillingness to help with his investigation, Detective Superintendent Mark Pemberton pushes ahead and launches an official search for the missing man." "But it's as if Mallory has vanished off the face of the earth. The meagre information they do manage to find suggests his abduction was orchestrated by a team of fake police officers, and the faint trail leads Pemberton into the murky world of drugs, and one particular drug baron. But when all leads to that individual mysteriously come to a dead end, Pemberton really starts to lose his bearings on the case. So is the drugs baron just another red herring, concocted to throw him further off the scent?"--BOOK JACKET
Death of a princess by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As detective Superintendent Mark Pemberton investigates the death of a woman nick named The Princess, he finds himself asking the same question time and time again. Accident or murder? The last of the wealthy Milverdale family, The Princess has been found shot in the grounds of her estate. Was the bullet that killed her a stray from a local poacher's gun? Or did someone deliberately set out to shoot her dead? Pemberton soon begins to suspect murder as he uncovers unsavoury rumours which suggest there are many who would wish The Princess harm - and the dissolution of the Milverdale estate me
Constable on view by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Constable Nick of Aidensfield continues to patrol his varied beat in the picturesque countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors, he recalls the wisdom of his former training sergeant. Constables should see and be seen - when wearing the uniform they are on view all the time and must act positively but with decorum
Constable along the trail by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffins and graveyards are among the topics featured in this latest collection of constabulary tales from Heartbeat country. There's a puzzle for Constable Nick when hikers find an empty coffin and another head-scratching problem for Claude Jeremiah Greengrass when he's asked to tidy two local graveyards. A wealthy lady from overseas is heading for Aidensfield to seek the resting place of long-lost relatives. During his rustic duties, Constable Nick discovers the romantic legend of Witch Hill and learns that old-fashioned methods of dealing with wrongdoers prevail on the moors when he finds a village lock-up complete with occupant. There is concern when all thirty competitors on a motor rally get lost and bafflement when a box of chocolates, a raffle prize, is found to contain 100 pounds - but no one wants it. Constable Nick's constabulary duties must be done when a thief steals a murderer's driving licence, a miser fakes his own death and a lady identifies a detective as the man who stole her handbag. There is romance among the ruins too and a fleeing ghost to set pulses racing
Constable on the coast by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From time to time, Constable Nick must leave his blissful beat at Aidensfield to assist his hard-pressed colleagues in busier places. At the height of the holiday season, therefore, he finds himself on patrol in the popular Yorkshire seaside resort of Strensford where a host of new problems await." "There are crimes to solve and criminals to arrest, but there are lighter moments. Why, for example, would a lone woman stand on the cliffs and gaze out to sea for two hours every day of her life; why would a family of children ride donkeys at dawn - while facing backwards, and who owned a dinghy called Daphne which was marooned on the rocks and never claimed? A message in a bottle washed up on the beach suggests a girl is being held hostage, so Nick must urgently find where and why the bottle entered the sea, and then he finds himself helping a film crew shoot scenes in Strensford market place." "In another case a man claims to have witnessed a vicious attack which never took place, then Nick has to search for teenage runaways among the boarding houses of Strensford and manages to embarrass a middle-aged couple but his efforts among the lodgings lead to a clever thief. He finds a party of police officers trying to be anonymous whilst on holiday, helps a magician to entertain at a tea party and assists in launching the Strensford lifeboat on a life-saving expedition."--BOOK JACKET
Constable beats the bounds by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Constable Nick leads the long-established procession of villagers around Aidensfield's ancient parish extremities, he realises his duty as a rural bobby comprises lots of boundaries over which he should not cross. Nonetheless he must occasionally ignore such restrictions and go beyond limitations to fulfill his role as village constable satisfactorily. Far beyond the call of duty are his efforts to get a bride to the church on time, the occasion he finds himself defending a youth charged with a public order offence and his interviews with a man who buries his wife in the garden
Constable in the country by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constable on the prowl by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Rhea, the local policeman, settles into his country beat in Aidensfield, getting to know colleagues PC Alf Ventress and Sergeant Blaketon. He tells of many offences encountered during his work where the villains try to outwit the police and vice versa -- in incidents both minor and major
Constable around the park by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having qualified for promotion, Constable Nick must await a vacancy as he continues his rural duties at Aidensfield deep within the North York Moors National Park. With the tourist influx his duties and problems multiply. Then Nick finds the body of a man and a dog finds a human leg in a wood. This is the latest in a series of rustic tales which inspired the top TV drama 'Heartbeat' and its sister series 'The Royal'
Constable around the village by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he settles into the village life of Aidensfield, North Yorkshire, Police Constable Nick Rhea begins to understand the complexities of rural law enforcement, much of with proves to be very unofficial but highly effective. We hear of his dilemmas as he is torn between his desire to prove the crippled Sidney Chapman's dog innocent of sheep-worrying, and the need to do his duty. Farmer Lowe's sheepdog presents a different problem: the overworked old dog is pretending to be deaf and Rhea finds himself drawn into the crisis; without the dog, the cows cannot be milked. Local colors and characters abound. The mixed creeds of the community provide more headaches for Rhea: for example Jame Bathurst's funeral goes quite smoothly except that the village grave-digger does not want the death-bed convert buried in Catholic ground and has omitted to dig the grave. Rivalry abounds between Anglicans, Catholics and Methodists, and Rhea has his work cut out
Constable about the parish by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this latest collection of tales from Aidensfield, Constable Nick and Sergeant Blaketon find themselves having to collect money for repairs to the church tower. But Greengrass seems to think he is exempt
Constable across the moors by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police Constable Nicholas Rhea continues his enthralling account of rural bobbying on the North Yorkshire Moors and finds himself dealing with a host of intriguing characters who live and work on these spectacular heights. Among the hilarious anecdotes are the cases of witchcraft used by Katherine Hardwick to rid herself of a troublesome suitor and the insurance man who covers a dog against its persistent theft and unscrupulous love-making. Contrasting with the humor and joy of rustic life there is sadness and Nicholas Rhea tells the poignant tale of the man who came to bury his wife on her beloved moors. The book is packed with stories of a country flavor and it provides a colorful picture of police work in a large rural district. There is humor and pathos and above all a love of human beings and concern for their welfare
Constable by the sea by Nicholas Rhea( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a seasonal break from his usual village beat on the North Yorks Moors, young Police Constable Rhea finds himself involved with holiday-makers and their problems. As well as the normal seaside duties how does he cope with a man who has 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 he's a police dog and accompanies police officers on night patrols, and the anxious fisherman who daren't tell his wife that he owns a racehorse. These and a galaxy of other delightful characters are encountered by our rural bobby as he goes about his business in this new environment. You'll chuckle with him as he pursues his hilarious work among the great British public
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