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Septimus and the Danedyke Mystery
by Stephen Chance | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingTanamowing of Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 3/10/2012
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingTanamowing from Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 10, 2012

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A classic tale from Faber Finds. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, March 23, 2012

7 out of 10

Enjoyable little mystery set in fenland. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 12, 2012

6 out of 10

This book is now on the Mystery & Thriller VBB at bcuk extra. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingTanamowing at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/19/2012 UTC) at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Taking to the Nottingham meet in case Cross-patch is there. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Unfortunately cross-patch didn't make the meet so this book is once again reserved and waiting for her. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingTanamowing at Cart's Lane in Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, August 10, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/10/2012 UTC) at Cart's Lane in Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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Taking to today's mini meet at Mrs Bridges tea rooms. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, August 10, 2012

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Thank you, Tanamo, we got there in the end. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingCross-patchwing at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (10/13/2016 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Going into KaleLewin's Crime/thriller BookBox. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Taken from KaleLewin's Crime Bookbox 


Journal Entry 10 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 04, 2017

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This was a charming, quick & easy to read mystery. Ex-Inspector Treloar is now the Reverend of a small rural parish was once home to The Danedyke Cup, a relic supposedly once belonging to Our Lady. When one of the villagers is assaulted in the church it transpires that someone is on a treasure hunt & believes that the cup is hidden in the church. Using his police experience & calling in help from a friend in the force & a local doctor, Septimus manages to track down lost manuscripts, work out where the cup is hidden & find it before being abducted by said thieves & finally retrieving the cup for a second time for it to all ending satisfactorily.

At only a hundred & thirty some pages this is quite a short read yet nevertheless an entertaining one. When I realised it had first been published in the early 1970's I was worried it would seem very dated un-PC & sexist but it didn't. The characters were credible enough & I liked the fact Septimus, despite being a vicar, was happy enough to bash someone with a truncheon should occasion demand & not adverse to a touch of blackmail either!

On the whole it's a fairly gentle paced tale the sort that would make perfect Sunday evening viewing. There's no bad language, little violence & only one murder but...*spoiler alert* it is the truly tragic demise of Sir Handel - Septimus' discovery of his body must surely soften even the hardest of hearts. While I don't think I'll be chasing down more in the series I'd be more than happy to read any I come across by chance. 


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