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Date with Evil

(2023)
(The eighth book in the Dales Detective Mystery series)
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In the eighth novel in the Dales Detective series, Date with Evil, Samson and Delilah are about to discover that all of their new cases may be connected to a network of evil that seems to be surrounding Bruncliffe. Will they solve them all before the danger comes directly to their door?

'A Yorkshire Agatha Raisin' – Dalesman

Evil is stalking the streets of Bruncliffe . . .

From stolen washing to inheritance investigations, Bruncliffe’s Dales Detective Agency is being inundated with cases.

But with Samson O’Brien still in London helping the Met Police clear his name, and the newly appointed member of the investigations team, Ida Capstick, distracted by her brother George’s insistence that their farm is haunted, Delilah Metcalfe is struggling to meet the mounting demands for the agency’s services.

So when the mother of a local estate agent arrives at the offices insisting her son is missing, Delilah is relieved to have Samson return to help.

Little do the detective duo know that several of their cases are about to collide when identifying the whereabouts of the missing man becomes something far more sinister.

Something that will finally expose the network of evil which has been infiltrating the Dales town over the past decade, and in doing so place Delilah in the utmost danger.

Following on from Date with Betrayal this new novel delights with its combination of beguiling charm and witty ingenuity. Look out for Date With Justice coming soon!

Praise for The Dales Detective series:


'Bags of Yorkshire charm and wit' –
Northern Echo

'A classic whodunit set in the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales' – Cath Staincliffe

'Full of dry wit and clever plotting' –
Countryside

'Chapman delivers on every level' –
Lancashire Evening Post

'Enlivened with numerous subplots, the story moves at a cracking pace' –
Daily Mail

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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