The County Guides: The Norfolk Mystery

Paperback | July 28, 2014

byIan Sansom

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The first book in The County Guides to Murder Series.The County Guides to Murder are a series of detective novels set in 1930s England. The books are an odyssey through England and its history. In each county, the protagonists - Stephen Sefton, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his employer, the People's Professor, Swanton Morley - solve a murder. The first book is set in Norfolk. The murder is in the vicarage. There are 39 books - and 39 murders - to follow.

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The first book in The County Guides to Murder Series.The County Guides to Murder are a series of detective novels set in 1930s England. The books are an odyssey through England and its history. In each county, the protagonists - Stephen Sefton, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his employer, the People's Professor, Swanton Morley...

Ian Sansom reviews regularly for the Guardian and the London Review of Books. His first book, The Truth About Babies, was published by Granta in 2002.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.9 inPublished:July 28, 2014Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007360487

ISBN - 13:9780007360482

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously enjoyable Like the author's earlier Irish bookmobile trilogy books, this work (which takes place mostly in England) is a combination of sober and hilarious which I find totally irresistible. Somehow, reading it works a magic which allows me to face our rather broken world with renewed courage. Looking forward to the next installment!
Date published: 2014-10-03

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Praise for The Norfolk Mystery:"A delightful, idiosyncratic mystery set in the Thirties . There is a touch of Sherlock Holmes and a dash of Lord Peter Wimsey, but the total is put together with a charm that is teasingly precious . Beautifully crafted by Sansom, Professor Morely promises to become a little gem of English crime writing; sample him now" - Daily Mail"Sansom is both celebrating and sending up the golden age of detective novels when, in the 1930s, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie were the queens of crime . A brilliant first outing that leaves you looking forward to the next maniacal mystery tour" Mark Sanderson, - Evening Standard