Troubador The Poisons of Goodladies Road

Malcolm Noble Show

Released: 01/12/2012

ISBN: 9781780883489

Format: Paperback

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The Poisons of Goodladies Road


When a game of marbles ends with a body, the citizens of Goodladies Junction fear that one of their neighbours was wrongly hung for murder, twenty years before. They turn to their local policeman, PC Ned Machray, who has to cope with a runaway pig and a wayward cinema usherette as he picks his way through a web of blackmail, stolen love affairs and guilty silence. He is hit by a widow’s bucket, nearly strangled on a drainpipe and shot by his own side. But he is no nearer solving the mystery until Timberdick, the cheapest call-girl on Goodladies Road, saves the day and the true depth of poison is horribly revealed.

"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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