Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm : Caleb Cluff

  • by Gil North
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • Series: Caleb Cluff
  • 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'He could feel it in the blackness, a difference in atmosphere, a sense of evil, of things hidden.'
Amy Snowden, in middle age, has long since settled into a lonely life in the Yorkshire town of Gunnarshaw, until - to her neighbours' surprise - she suddenly marries a much younger man.
Months later Amy is found dead - apparently by her own hand - and her husband, Wright, has disappeared. Sergeant Caleb Cluff - silent, watchful, a man at home in the bleak moorland landscape of Gunnarshaw - must find the truth about the couple's unlikely marriage and solve the riddle of Amy's death.


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An age recalled

I remembered a child watching the TV series, not so much the stories as the character striding around the town with his faithful border collie. In the mid seventies I was a constable stationed in Skipton where Gill wrote and based Cliff. It was then still very much as Gill portrays it as a A market town where the country ways met the industrial hub of Yorkshire textiles and industry. it still only had one detective sergeant aided by two D.Cs even in the seventies, they were known by all and they knew everyone of note just like Cluff.

Gills portrayal of the town and landscape around Gunnershaw took me back there able to follow his descriptions to see what existed in the fifties. The authors portrayal of the characters in the dales and their way of life is evocative of that era and had little changed since the start of the century. Cluff's personal involvement harks back to a time when local police officers really were local and took crimes and behaviour on their patch as a challenge to be resolved.

A good read from an author who has got lost in a dales backwater due to the flood of "modern" fast paced psychological thriller.
No the way of life
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- K Stephenson

very dated

I read a lot of vintage murder mysteries but did not enjoy this one at all. It had no charm, I did empathise with any characters and the narrative felt 'over written'. Also the author appeared to be obsessed by breasts, there seemed to be a description for very female character. Very Odd!
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- Sonjia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2016
  • Publisher: ISIS