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Críticas: The Constable's Tale is a thrilling mystery set in Colonial America during the French and Indian War. With its intrepid detective, skillful plotting, colorful characters, action and rich period detail, Donald Smith's novel is sure to please fans of historical mystery. --Gary Inbinder, author of The Devil in Montmartre"

The constable's pursuit reveals the wily nature of Colonial American in a yarn that combines the hue and scope of James Fenimore Cooper with the taut suspense of Elmore Leonard. --John Smolens, author of The Schoolmaster's Daughter"

The constable s pursuit reveals the wily nature of Colonial American in a yarn that combines the hue and scope of James Fenimore Cooper with the taut suspense of Elmore Leonard. --John Smolens, author of The Schoolmaster's Daughter"

Through detailed descriptions of characters and setting, readers can easily imagine early American life and its shifting governance. Compares well with the Bone Rattler series by Eliot Pattison or the Smithyman saga by David More.

A yarn that combines the hue and scope of James Fenimore Cooper with the taut suspense of Elmore Leonard.--John Smolens, author of 'The Schoolmaster's Daughter'

With its intrepid detective, skillful plotting, colorful characters, action and rich period detail, Donald Smith's novel is sure to please fans of historical mystery.--Gary Inbinder, author of 'The Devil in Montmartre'

Donald Smith s exceptional first novel is a revelatory look at colonial America. In unmasking a villain, the investigation also provides insights into the surprisingly worldly ways of our colonial ancestors."

Making his fiction debut, writer and broadcaster Smith has penned an adequate historical mystery.

Top-notch historical fiction, authentic in character and setting, laced with a mystery and a bit of international intrigue, right up the whipsaw conclusion.

Rich in historical details and character. Smith s writing is well-paced, and his attention to historical detail is such that it does not overwhelm the reader, but still brings colonial America alive."

Fans of Eliot Pattison s Bone Rattler series Soul of the Fire, etc.) will relish Smith s impressive debut. Smith balances historical detail and a twisty whodunit plot like a veteran."

The Constable s Tale is the best first novel I ve read in a long while. Lyrical and tough and suspenseful and set in a time and place that s been little explored in fiction, especially detective fiction, but which Donald Smith brings alive with clarity and vibrancy and a muscular authority. A first-rate novel.--Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author James W. Hall"

Rich with historical details and surprising turns, The Constable s Tale, a story of murder, love and loyalty, is an outstanding debut.--Barbara Corrado Pope, author of The Missing Italian Girl and Cezanne's Quarry"

The Constable s Tale is the best first novel I ve read in a long while. Lyrical and tough and suspenseful and set in a time and place that s been little explored in fiction, especially detective fiction, but which Donald Smith brings alive with clarity and vibrancy and a muscular authority. A first-rate novel. --Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author James W. Hall"

Donald Smith's exceptional first novel is a revelatory look at colonial America. In unmasking a villain, the investigation also provides insights into the surprisingly worldly ways of our colonial ancestors.

Rich in historical details and character. Smith's writing is well-paced, and his attention to historical detail is such that it does not overwhelm the reader, but still brings colonial America alive.

Set in colonial North Carolina with a cast of authentic and endearing characters, including Harry Woodyard, a tobacco planter and the volunteer constable of Craven County, and his outspoken Welsh wife, Toby. Harry is a wonderful blend of naivete and no-nonsense, compassion and reason, and his tale's an intriguing one.

The Constable's Tale is the best first novel I've read in a long while. Lyrical and tough and suspenseful and set in a time and place that's been little explored in fiction, especially detective fiction, but which Donald Smith brings alive with clarity and vibrancy and a muscular authority. A first-rate novel. --Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author James W. Hall

Historical fiction at its best. I have read many books about America's history, but this blood-curdling murder-mystery, set in 18th century North-Carolina, with America at the brink of the Revolutionary War, taught me a lot. Stylish, exciting, and packed with historical insight.--Bob Van Laerhoven, author of 'Baudelaire's Revenge'

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Buchbeschreibung W W NORTON & CO Sep 2015, 2015. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 237x159x27 mm. Neuware - Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781605988610

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