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Troubador A Mystery of Cross Women

Released: 01/04/2009

eISBN: 9781848763340

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A Mystery of Cross Women


It’s 1937. Ned has been a policeman for only a few weeks when he finds his first murder. His enquiries lead him to the worst of the city’s slums where illegal dog fights and street brawls bring trouble enough, but Ned also has to deal with a sergeant who is determined to sack him and curious housewives who think he’s too young to crack the case on his own.

In this prelude to the author’sTimberdick Mysteries, young PC Machray battles against the discipline and prejudice of prewar policing to solve a murder that has baffled Scotland Yard, Whitehall and the local CID.

Timberdick's First Case
Liking Good Jazz
Piggy Tucker's Poison
The Case of the Dirty Verger
The Parish of Frayed Ends

"This is parochial policing at its best" says the Shropshire Star.
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Malcolm Noble

As a young man Malcolm Noble served in the Portsmouth police, a chapter in his life that provides some background to his crime fiction. He has written fourteen mystery novels set in the south of England from the 1920s to the 1960s. He has presented his own weekly book programme on local radio and has had two plays produced on fm radio. Press reviews have emphasised his sense of place and atmosphere, his strong characterisation and first rate storytelling.

Malcolm Noble now lives in Market Harborough where he and his wife run a second-hand bookshop.

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