Sunday 22 January 2012


Peggy Pinch, Policeman's Wife
Matador Paperback ISBN: 9781848767867

"He promises that this is the first of a new series of murder stories and if they are all as readable as this I shall be waiting for the next."
(Shropshire Star) *

BLURB/SYNOPSIS supplied by Malcolm Noble

Peggy Pinch, unhappily married to the village policeman, must solve
a murder to save her husband’s job.
It’s 1926. In the shadow of the General Strike, a local farmer is found dead on the
neighbourhood branchline. Scotland Yard’s investigation threatens to uncover parish scandals and gossip that will discredit PC Pinch. Peggy has no doubt; she must catch the killer within a few days, or the couple will lose their home and be driven from the village where she has lived all her life.
Malcolm Noble’s Timberdick Mysteries have already gained a dedicated and enthusiastic following. Now, he presents the first enthralling episode
in a new series of murder stories that will be relished by existing readers and delight
new audiences.

"Although Peggy Pinch is the first book of a new series, my regular readers will recognise two of the characters. Ernie 'Saopy' Berkeley has been a supporting player in each of the Timberdick Mysteries. This time, I wanted to give him his own book but, as the story got going, other players pushed their way to the front of the stage. For Soapy, I guess that will always be the case. The mystery is set four years before Timbers was born, so she can't be here, but I hope that you will enjoy getting to know Peggy Pinch.(Will Timbvers be back? Don't worry, I'm sure there's room for both in my life.)"

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