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Trouble on the March [Kindle Edition]

C. A. MARRIOTT
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Book Description

Inspector Bill Brock of the Sussex Police has his life changed forever the day he finds a naked man in his marital bed.
Banished to the sleepy March town of Llanwart, Bill needs all his natural ingenuity to keep his 2 Welsh sargeants in line not to mention the amorous advances of Mrs. Jones.
The little matter of a burnt down cottage - could it really be a resurgence of the Sons of Glyndwr? - a deadly explosion in the Major's garden and the unnerving habit of Lady Dorothy of firing her shotgun out of the window whenever visitors come to her door all fade into insignificance when 'the body' comes to town.
All in all, there is much farcical Trouble on the March.
Please note for authenticity, there is some strong language in this book.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 811 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Armcher Productions (11 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JLS514
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Surprised. 28 April 2012
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From the style of the cover and the blurb about the content I had expected a nice read, easy and relaxed in the style of a Hamish Macbeth tale. I was a little shaken therefore to encounter somewhat ripe language within a few pages, especially since my daughter occasionally borrows my Kindle! (She's 24 but I don't want her wondering just how much the menopause is affecting me!)However, on persevering, it seems to be a well written and funny book. I'm still at the beginning of it but I'm hoping it keeps up the hilarity of the first rather expressive chapter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Had me laughing for ages 24 Jun. 2012
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This was a super book, obviously written by an ex police officer or someone who has spent alot of time with police officers. Great story with great charachters. This book really brought a smile to my face, and the odd tear of laughter too. The central charachter, Insp Brock is superb. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a chuckle. Ex police officers especially will identify with quite a few of the starring officers in the story. Well written C A Marriott and thankyou.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it! 4 May 2012
By Reader
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Tried it on the spur of the moment, downloaded the sample and got hooked. A bit dated in ways I can't really put my finger on ( apart from mention of the Granada) but a nice style, reminiscent of Tom Sharpe. Off now to see if I can find any more from the s Author
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revenge is it ever sweet? 28 April 2012
By Bugly
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What a book, if you are male and have been through a divorce as the innocent party boy will you love this one. if you like a laugh out loud that is just spot on in its true to life characters and is well-crafted, then this is for you. It does have a few swear words but they are in context and if you have ever been in any of the situations in this book you will no doubt have used the same language yourself. This is a great tale, a fun read and great entertainment. So many times these books end with a girlie `and along comes a rich lover to make everything happy' cliché, but this one just delivers life as it is.
I enjoyed every word, every twist, it is not a book that will make you change your life or think about anything in detail. It is a comedy, a total farce about the misfortunes of others and the potential hilarity that can come about as a result. Life is crap, we all know this, it just starts to go right and some idiot upsets the apple cart, from then on it is all downhill until you see the chance for revenge, an outlet for your misfortune. Read this and you will giggle, laugh and join in with the mischief that unfolds. Anyone who has had a life will see parables and wish that they could have had the `balls' (read the book to understand the joke) to repay those who seek to make life difficult in a similar way.
Great fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Romp 14 Jan. 2013
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Not the usual read and I enjoyed it, but I felt somehow it had slightly missed its mark with its mix of farce, realism, sex, over the top violence and some quite tender emotion which didn't quite come together and gel.

I found Lady Dorothy an interesting and sympathetically well drawn character, but I wasn't always convinced by Brock - especially his final madness - and wondered how he'd reached Inspector rank.

It's a shame about the final excesses in the chemist shop because I think this book could have been the start of a successful series. The Welsh scenes were so well sketched that I could see them as clearly as if I'd been there myself.

I see from previous review that the author reads these comments so let me say thank for removing the c-words because their absence didn't detract, and I noted the following typos.

The good burgers of the town ..... made me laugh. The reference wasn't to meat patties in buns but Burghers

Breach of the shotgun.... - should be breech

Loosing more than just a few pounds - should be losing

There's a grocer's apostrophe in Mother's to breast feed.., and the formatting has gone wrong in the copyright message with each line treaded like an indented paragraph.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 31 May 2013
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Really good read. Makes me want to read the other two in the trilogy which I am about to download onto my kindle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny 22 May 2013
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A bit of slow start the story built momentum the trials and tribulations of a wronged man to the satisfying conclusion of revenge
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny read 10 May 2012
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Have read this in a day and loved it. I too was a bit taken aback by the strong language at the start of the book but great to see that the author has now removed this following other readers' feedback.
A great read, quite reminiscent of Tom Sharp. Had me laughing out loud.
Would definitely recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
a good read
Published 8 days ago by RONALD GREENLAND
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Suggestion of Tom Sharpe, however similarity ends there.
Published 2 months ago by BYH46
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
Liked the whole story funny and kept reading it until I finished the whole book really great story well done
Published 2 months ago by Sandra Millin
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Starts off well is quite humorous, I lost interest about half way.
Published 3 months ago by andy
5.0 out of 5 stars feel good read
Excellent, light hearted read, great for reading while on holiday. Wish there were more books written by this author.
My maiden name was Marriott, maybe a long lost relative
Published 6 months ago by nan 70
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly recommend it. A book you don't want to finish
Funnier than Tom Sharpe and as well written. Really is laugh out loud. Thoroughly recommend it. A book you don't want to finish.
Published 6 months ago by David
2.0 out of 5 stars OK
FUNNY IN PARTS
Published 8 months ago by Alfie
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it very funny appeals to my sense of humour ...
loved it very funny appeals to my sense of humour I laughrd out loud while travelling on the tube .
Published 9 months ago by Barbara
4.0 out of 5 stars a very good read
Marriott has the knack of writing a very well crafted crime novel which combines a collection of eccentric and engaging characters with a strong humorous story line.
Published 14 months ago by Don
3.0 out of 5 stars Trouble on the March
I wanted to enjoy this more than I did. I nearly stopped reading it after a third as it was a bit slow. It did perk up a bit towards the end. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Joo
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