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Julia Chapman's fifth Dales Detectives Agency novel, Date With Danger, sees our intrepid leads Samson and Delilah on the trail of a sheep rustler turned killer. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Gervase Phinn.

In the heart of Yorkshire, the Dales Detective Agency is about to face its biggest challenge. 

A fatal accident at Bruncliffe’s livestock auction mart leads auctioneer Harry Furness to call in detective duo Samson O’Brien and Delilah Metcalfe, but what starts as a simple health-and-safety investigation soon takes a sinister turn when they discover evidence that suggests murder.

With their inquiries ongoing, Clive Knowles approaches them for help – his sheep are being threatened by the gang of rustlers that is plaguing the Dales. Meanwhile, poacher Pete Ferris has also decided to play his hand, setting in motion a blackmail plot which will ensure Samson is pulled back into trouble with his nemesis Rick Procter.

When all three cases begin to converge, Samson and Delilah will find that their latest investigation is fraught with danger; a danger that could leave them fighting for their lives.

©2020 Julia Chapman (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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  • Jacqueline
  • 21-01-2021

A Gripping tale

As usual a story told with humour, and a good knowledge of how Yorkshire Dale's people think and act. The mystery keeps you guessing and all in all it is a most enjoyable tale.

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  • Lou Lou
  • 10-01-2021

Absolutely Brilliant! Can't wait for the next one!

Listened to the whole series back to back and loved them all! Looking forward to the next one coming out in April!

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  • Tricky Vicky
  • 30-11-2020

Tolpuddle does it again!!

Cracking story. The characterisation is really developing, especially Tolpuddle's! Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-10-2020

Sorry it ended

Listened to whole series back to back, thoroughly enjoyed each book, sorry I have run out of books. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-2020

Phew!!! A close thing eh Sampson and Delilah......

I have listened to all of the series so far back to back....they have me gripped, very much like the Midsummer Murder TV series, the obvious culprit is not the one you should keep your eye on, throw away phrases or incidents that later prove vital....the love interest obviously growing and the main protagonist still just about getting away with their antics....no spoilers but I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire series so far, really looking forward to episode 6 of the Dales Detective series.....

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  • MRS
  • 10-08-2020

another great story

Loved this one as I enjoyed the others When is the next one out? Can't wait.

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  • Jackie Davies
  • 19-07-2020

Loved the series!

I really hope there will be more books added to this series really enjoyed them all and can’t wait for the next.

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  • Heather Green
  • 01-07-2020

brilliant

great again cant wait for the next instalment surely it cant be left there. got to be an outcome for Samson.

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  • A. Crick
  • 21-05-2020

Series not a book, too strung out.

Firstly this is a series so must be read in order. In addition the same multiple story lines keep running through each book to a point where one is wishing she would just get on with it and finish some running storylines! In this book (sorry if it spoils an ending) to resort to that weak trick of pointing to a guilty party just to introduce a new person in the last chapter who is guilty. To make this person (s) a copy of the mislead is an unacceptable finish.... as the plot was revealed i shouted “WHAT!! You must be joking, where did he come from?” In addition to leave most storylines hanging and say “to be continued in the next book in over a year’s time is really not on. Unfortunately this has gone from a great first and second book to frustrating to i really can’t recommend.

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  • Mrs Angela Openshaw
  • 16-05-2020

Quintessential cosy crime drama

I discovered this series by accident and I have absolutely loved it and I’m desperate for the next book to be available. If you like English cosy country crime books then you will love this series.

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