Westmorland Alone

Westmorland Alone

by Ian Sansom


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Welcome to Westmorland. Perhaps the most scenic county in England! Home of the poets! Land of the great artists! District of the Great Lakes! And the scene of a mysterious crime . . . .

Swanton Morley, the People’s Professor, once again sets off in his Lagonda to continue his history of England, The County Guides.

Stranded in the market town of Appleby after a tragic rail crash, Morley, his daughter, Miriam, and his assistant, Stephen Sefton, find themselves drawn into a world of country fairs, gypsy lore and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. When a woman’s body is discovered at an archaeological dig, for Morley there’s only one possible question: could it be murder?

Join Morley, Miriam, and Sefton as they journey along the Great North road and the Settle-Carlisle Line into the dark heart of 1930s England.

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Praise for Death in Devon:‘Much recommended for a frolicsome read’ Country Life Magazine‘The magnificent Morley is very good company, and Sansom has a lovely way with a mind-bending puzzle … superbly entertaining’ The Times‘The team first appeared in The Norfolk Mystery and it is largely a pleasure to encounter them again … Cheerily old-fashioned’ Times Literary SupplementPraise for ‘The Norfolk Mystery’:‘A delightful, idiosyncratic mystery … Professor Morley promises to become a little gem of English crime writing; sample him now’ Daily Mail‘A brilliant first outing that leaves you looking forward to the next maniacal mystery tour’ Evening Standard

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062449115
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: A County Guides Mystery , #3
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 15.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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