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Date with Evil: A delightfully witty and charming mystery set in the Yorkshire Dales: 8 (The Dales Detective Series, 8)

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Samson O'Brien is an ex undercover Met policeman who was falsely accused of stealing and selling drugs on the black market, and his boss, the only man he trusts, DI Frank Warren told him to get out of London.

All appear to be accidents and the police (Constable Danny Bradley and Sergeant Clayton) are not involved, but Arty Robinson seems to be the next target - Samson doesn't know his dad Joseph has already had a lucky escape. Personally, I thought the pacing could have been a bit quicker - I found myself getting frustrated by knowing more than our heroes at some parts. Samson O'Brien was born and bred in Brunscliffe - people there are "hefted" to the place just as their sheep are hefted to the Fells and never stray.

Delilah also runs the Dales Dating Agency and has an apparently hopeless case - old, set in his ways, dirty and smelly farmer Clive Knowes wants her to find him a wife.

It was disconcerting at times – trying to remember all the facets of the stunning Pyrenean scenery while living amongst the fells of Northern England. Julia Chapman is the pseudonym of Julia Stagg, author of the Fogas Chronicles set in the French Pyrenees. The local police are Sgnt Clayton, PC Danny Bradley, DCI Frank Thistlethwaite, from a neighbouring force, and DC Jess Green, the liaison officer from the Met whom Samson doesn't trust. All does not go well at Gareth's shoot with the Bulgarians and their body guards (especially Milan) out of control, and in charge of loaded firearms. Delilah has an elaborate plan that includes Ida Capstick manning a headquarters, switching trackers, having Samson wear a bright yellow target jumper, have a decoy similarly dressed, switching mobile phones, having a sniper backup, etc, etc.

She spills some, and looking for a wipe in a drawer, finds two fishing flies her brother Ryan had tied, Nathan's prize possessions, stolen and kept as a souvenir by Rick. Ryan Metcalfe was Samson's best friend - Samson was best man at Ryan's wedding to Lucy, and godfather to young Nathan, but Ryan had joined the army and was killed in Afghanistan about two years ago.

DI Warren is the only person Samson can trust - and certainly not his assigned liaison oficer DC Green.J'aime d'amour les personnages, que ce soit Samson et Delilah qui font vibrer mon coeur ou tous les perso secondaires qui sont follement attachants. No bad language, sex scenes or violence that is graphic, just implied so books are suitable for all. and murder, has become a go to for me for reading slump rescue recommendations, reading clubs, and just getting out of the doldrums in general, and this was to be a culmination of so many different story threads, and Julia Chapman did it! Lucy has a son Nathan who went missing in the previous book, but was rescued by Samson and the local poacher Pete Ferris. Heureusement qu'il y a une suite sinon j'aurais eu un goût de trop peu tellement j'aime cette saga, et la fin m'aurait paru expéditive en ce qui concerne les relations entre les personnages.

I loved Delilah and Samson together, they turn out to be a really good combo – good for each other and their business.Rick must be desperate to ask Samson for help as Samson could find out about all the murky dealings. She spent the majority of that time as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language but also dabbled in bookselling, pawnbroking, waitressing and was once 'checkout chick of the month' at a supermarket in South Australia. The initial meeting was very prickly, but now there is a sort of on/ off romance between Samson and Delilah. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. We left the town at the end of the last instalment with Samson’s name cleared and (nearly) everyone safe after the entire town was involved in a showdown with corrupt coppers, eastern European mafia and money launderers.

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