Date with Justice
Date with Justice, the ninth novel in Julia's Chapman's witty and engaging Dales Detective series, sees Delilah's brother under suspicion of murder. Can Delilah and Samson prove he's innocent?
The Dales Detective Agency is on the brink of closure.
Samson O’Brien has returned to his position as an undercover operative for the Met in London, and his relationship with Delilah is under pressure.
Their troubles are only multiplied when an ecologist is found dead and the finger of blame is pointed firmly at Delilah’s older brother, Will Metcalfe.
It seems an open and shut case. An argument over an ecology report for planning permission which got out of hand, with Will known to have a hot temper. But Delilah won’t accept he’s guilty and neither will Samson.
Dropping everything, he returns to Bruncliffe to help prove Will’s innocence. But as the two detectives start digging, they unearth more than they bargained for and soon realise that the price of justice can be very costly indeed.
Following on from Date With Evil, this heart-warming and wittily charming novel is perfect for fans of Richard Osman and Robert Thorogood and cosy crime at its very best.
'Bags of Northern charm and wit' - Northern Echo
Carol Drinkwater, actress and star of All Creatures Great and Small
A classic whodunit set in the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, written with affection for the area and its people
Cath Staincliffe, author of the Scott & Bailey series
Enlivened by numerous subplots . . . the story moves at a cracking pace . . . But Chapman's track record suggests that the next instalment will be well worth the wait