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Date with Death

(2017)
(The first book in the Dales Detective Mystery series)
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Date with Death is the first cosy crime novel in Julia Chapman's Dales Detective series.

Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force, and returns to his hometown of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up the Dales Detective Agency while he fights to clear his name. However, the people of Bruncliffe aren't that welcoming to a man they see as trouble.

Delilah Metcalfe, meanwhile, is struggling to keep her business, the Dales Dating Agency, afloat – as well as trying to control her wayward Weimaraner dog, Tolpuddle. Then when Samson gets his first case, investigating the supposed suicide of a local man, things take an unexpected turn, and soon he discovers a trail of deaths that lead back to the door of Delilah's agency.

With suspicion hanging over someone they both care for, the two feuding neighbours soon realize that they need to work together to solve the mystery of the dating deaths. But working together is easier said than done . . .

If you enjoyed Date with Death, read the brilliant sequels Date with Malice, Date with Mystery and Date with Poison.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"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


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Used availability for Julia Chapman's Date with Death

Hardback Editions

December 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Date With Death
Author(s): Julia Chapman
ISBN: 0-7505-4509-7 / 978-0-7505-4509-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Date with Death: A Samson and Delilah Mystery (Samson and Delilah Mysteries)
Author(s): Julia Chapman
ISBN: 1-250-10936-1 / 978-1-250-10936-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

1951 : UK Paperback
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Title: Date with Death (The Dales Detective Series)
Author(s): Julia Chapman
ISBN: 1-5098-2383-2 / 978-1-5098-2383-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Date with Death: 1
Author(s): Julia Chapman
ISBN: 1-5098-6288-9 / 978-1-5098-6288-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Date with Death: 1
Author(s): Julia Chapman
ISBN: 1-5098-6289-7 / 978-1-5098-6289-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Date with Death: The Dales Detective Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julia Chapman
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Date with Death: The Dales Detective Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julia Chapman
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Date with Death: The Dales Detective Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julia Chapman
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Date with Death: A Samson and Delilah Mystery (Samson and Delilah Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Julia Chapman
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Date with Death (The Dales Detective Series)
Author(s): Julia Chapman
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Date with Death: A Dales Detective Novel 1 (Dales Detective Agency)
Author(s): Julia Chapman
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU