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The Constant Lovers (Richard Nottingham Mystery) [Hardcover]

Chris Nickson
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26 Jan 2012 Richard Nottingham Mystery (Book 3)
July, 1732. On a hot summer morning, Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, is called out when a young woman is found stabbed to death among the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, just outside the city. In her pocket is a carefully-folded love note: "Soon we'll be together and our hearts can sing loud, my love, W." Her pale skin and smooth hands speak of money, but no one comes to claim her body.

When the victim's husband eventually appears, his evidence throws up more questions than answers. What happened to the maid who accompanied her mistress on her final, fatal journey? Who is the mysterious 'W' who signed the note? And why does the victim's father seem so indifferent to her death? Nottingham has to delve into the dark secrets of the rich and influential to uncover the truth.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Creme de la Crime (26 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780295189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780295183
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 14.4 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,013,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm the author of the Richard Nottingham books, historical mysteries set in Leeds in the 1730s and featuring Richard Nottingham, the Constable of the city, and his deputy, John Sedgwick. The books are about more than murder. They're about the people of Leeds and the way life was - which mean full of grinding poverty for all but the wealthy. They're also about families, Nottingham and his and Sedgwick, and the way relationships grow and change, as well as the politics, when there was one law for the rich, and another, much more brutal, for everyone else.

And now there's a new series, mysteries again, set in Leeds in the 1890s and featuring Detective Inspector Tom Harper of Leeds Police.

Why Leeds? It's where I was born and raised, and that puts a place in your bones. You know it the way you can never quite know anywhere else...but that said, I spent a little while living near Chesterfield, which gave rise to The Crooked Spire

In addition to this I'm also a music journalist, reviewing for magazines and online outlets, something I've been doing since the mid 1990s, specializing these days in world and roots music. Much of that was in Seattle, a city I do love, and inspired Emerald City and the follow-up, West Seattle Blues.

Candace Robb, author of the excellent Owen Archer and Margaret Kerry mysteries, said this about my work:

"Chris Nickson's years covering the music scene clearly inform his writing--his Richard Nottingham crime novels are not just stories, they're total immersion experiences in the underbelly of 18th century Leeds. Clever use of period slang and vivid detail bring to life the people, the culture, the gritty reality of early industrial culture, brutal and dehumanizing. Constable Richard Nottingham is a shrewd, appealingly human man with a keen social conscience and deep roots in the city. His family and colleagues are portrayed with a warmth and sly humor worthy of Dickens. Immensely addictive, this series just keeps getting better."

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Nickson is developing an unusual series that is strong on creepy: Chelsea Cain goes 18th century, anyone? --Library Journal Starred Review

Superb ... Nickson may yet join the front rank of historical mystery writers --Publishers Weekly Starred Review

An exciting tale that explores the vast gulf between rich and poor while delivering a first-rate mystery
--Kirkus Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The Constant Lovers by Chris Nickson is the third book in the series featuring Richard Nottingham, the Constable of Leeds in the 1730s. They are rapidly becoming one of my favourite chill-out reads.

Richard Nottingham knows what it's like to have nothing, to have to steal to survive, he is not blind to what drives human beings to commit the crimes that they do. Yet even though this streak of empathy runs through him, Nottingham is not afraid of being ruthless with those who interfere with his Constabulary.

In this, the third in the series, Richard and his wife have come to terms with the loss of their daughter, Rose, and Emily is leaving home to be a governess. There's not much crime to be investigated initially, just a maid whose gone missing with some money and fine handkerchiefs, a young man has gone missing too under similar circumstances. Giving Richard and his wife time to adjust to their empty nest and reconnect as a couple.

Then the body of a well-dressed young girl with a knife in her back is found out near Kirkstall Abbey. There's nothing to identify her and no one comes to say she's missing. Just as the stench of her rotting body is becoming to much to cope with in the jail a wealthy farmer turns up saying that his wife, Sarah Goodlove, is missing.

It's quickly confirmed that the body is hers. The last time that Sarah had been seen she had out a visit to see her parents Lord and Lady Gibton for few days. Sarah was accompanied by her maid but neither of them had ever arrived according to her parents. As Nottingham investigates the mystery surrounding Sarah's murder he discovers that Sarah's hand in marriage was sold to the highest bidder by her parents.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good stuff 16 Jan 2013
Format:Hardcover
I'm not much of a reader of fiction, wish I was. However, Nickson's books have really reeled me in. I was originally drawn to them by the subject matter but it's character portrayals that keep me coming back for more. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite by this author so far 5 April 2012
Format:Hardcover
The Constant Lovers is my favourite of the Richard Nottingham (the Constable of Leeds in the 1730s) series so far. A new character is added, and a much needed one in my opinion, as he adds depth to the story and has me even more keen to read the 4th in the series. I am not sure what else I can say without giving away key bits of the series but some wrongs done by existing characters are undone, some lives improve immeasurably and, as can be expected with all crime novels, some lives are lost. I highly recommend this to all historical and crime novel fans.
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The Constant Lovers is the third in a series of historical crime fiction novels set in 1730s, written by Chris Nickson and featuring Constable Richard Nottingham.

The criminals in Leeds seem to be taking things easy during the very hot and stifling summer of 1732, and the hearty Constable Richard Nottingham is enjoying a moment's peace. That is, until a young woman's body is found, just outside of his Leeds' patch. The victim has been stabbed to death, and responsibility for the investigation falls onto Nottingham and his small team. But nobody comes to claim the body or has reported the woman missing, until after she has been buried.

The mystery moves on as Nottingham and his loyal sidekick, Sedgwick, discover the young woman to be the newly wed wife of the much-older Samual Godlove, and daughter of fallen Baron, Lord Gibton. The maid who has been with her since childhood has also disappeared. The story takes us on a gentle stroll through the investigation as the Constable tries to uncover the truth surrounding the murder of Sarah Godlove and the disappearance of her maid, and the mysterious message found in Sarah's hidden pocket.

The Constant Lovers is written in much the same style as the first book in the series, The Broken Token. I didn't find The Constant Lovers as atmospheric as the first book (possibly because it was set in a small village outside of the then vibrant but poverty-stricken town of Leeds) or as gripping as the faster-paced second book Cold Cruel Winter.

That said, The Constant Lovers is still a very good read with great characterisation and a steady pace, which takes you back into another century and a completely different and very interesting world of crime and detection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite of the series to date 9 April 2012
By Dee J Kirkby - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Constant Lovers is my favourite of the Richard Nottingham (the Constable of Leeds in the 1730s) series so far. A new character is added, and a much needed one in my opinion, as he adds depth to the story and has me even more keen to read the 4th in the series. I am not sure what else I can say without giving away key bits of the series but some wrongs done by existing characters are undone, some lives improve immeasurably and, as can be expected with all crime novels, some lives are lost. I highly recommend this to all historical and crime novel fans.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars About constant lovers 22 Mar 2013
By marhe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was quite a good read, with interesting characters, who came to life through the telling of the story. I found the history aspect informative. I wanted the story to continue, but it had a very satisfying resolution
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read 5 Nov 2012
By Timothy G. Greenwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
"Constant Lovers", the third in the Richard Nottingham series keeps up the same quality as the other two. Richly drawn characters for us to like or loath, a good mystery or two and the feel of 1730's Leeds. I kept looking at Google maps to trace the journeys from Leeds to the villages of Horsforth and Roundhay, now just an integral part of the city.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series 9 April 2012
By Mike Bellwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I love the Richard Nottingham series - The Broken Token, The Cold, Cruel Winter and now The Constant Lovers - all superb novels that paint vivid pictures of the central characters and eighteenth-century Leeds. The story line of this newest story, The Constant Lovers, does not disappoint and displays impressive originality.

Already looking forward to the fourth installment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Constant Lovers, a "constant" good read 18 Oct 2012
By Lynn A. Aderholt - Published on Amazon.com
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I have found the Richard Nottingham series engaging and "constant" in their appeal. The latest novel is no exception. Characters are well developed, compelling and multifaceted. It feels at times as if I am somehow riding piggy back in the mind of the characters as a time traveler observing actual everyday life of that time period. Great presentation of the human condition/expectations of the time/location, the human capacity for violence, and of the enduring human search for truth, balance and connection to place and others.
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