It is the year 1826 . . . - Gentle, impoverished bachelor Thomas Potts is forced to fill the unpopular post of Constable of the Parish of Tardebrigge. Timid by nature and hectored by his shrewish mother, things do not initially go well for Tom. But when a homicidal maniac begins murdering and mutilating women, and terror spreads through the parish, it is Tom, the reluctant constable, who must identify, hunt down and confront this killer.
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Sara Fraser is a pseudonym for Roy Clews, a one-time Marine Commando and Foreign Legionnaire who has travelled and worked all over the world.From Booklist:
Gangly and timid, cerebral and compassionate, Thomas Potts is a most unlikely candidate for constable of Worcestershire's Tardebigge Parish, yet village elders unceremoniously catapult him into this unwanted position of authority when his corrupt predecessor leaves office. Potts will have his work cut out for him. Not only is his jurisdiction overrun with thieves and thugs, there is also a serial rapist running loose who viciously mutilates and murders his victims. From the dissipated scion of the local gentry to the violently abusive husband of a popular charwoman, Potts never lacks for likely suspects whom he must pursue at his own peril. Teaming his intuitive observational habits with his acquired analytical skills, Potts proves to be a natural-born detective who rises to the challenge with valor and conviction, astounding his constituents but not nearly as much as surprising himself. With a superlative knack for creating authentically evocative characters and settings, the prolific Fraser offers a thoroughly entertaining and irresistibly engrossing historical drama. Haggas, Carol
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Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110727865250
Book Description Severn House Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0727865250 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1989815
Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0727865250