Troubador The Clue of the Curate's Cushion

Malcolm Noble Show

Released: 05/04/2010

ISBN: 9781848763029

Format: Paperback

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The Clue of the Curate's Cushion


The latest episode of crime and confusion on Goodladies Road. The Constable and the Call Girl have fallen out and only the Curate’s Cushion can bring them together again...

“I’m twice the detective you’ll ever be. I already know who murdered Amy Bulpit and I’m not telling you.” Ned Machray knew she was teasing. It was all part of Timberdick’s game to teach him a lesson.

The Spring of 1966 is an easy time for Constable Machray. His assignment to light duties has been extended so he can spend hours with his toy train sets. The All Women Modellers of Hazeley’s Bottom have invited him to speak at their monthly meeting and the delectable Doctor Deborah wants him to stroke her bare feet. How can life get better?

At first, he paid little attention to the murders. This time, he’d decided to let CID do their job. But when the Vicar presents him with his own locked room mystery, Ned finds too many connections with the recent deaths on Goodladies Road. He is sure the solution is hidden in the church cellar. But it takes our Timberdick to find the Clue of the Curate’s Cushion.

"This is parochial policing at its best" says the Shropshire Star.
Make a date to listen to Malcolm's latest radio play on 102.3hfm on 26 May.

Shropshire Star May 2010

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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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