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Valley Of Peace – Part 7

Sunday 14 – Wednesday 17 December 2014 ‘This is all happening because Carol Castledene started digging around the mill and trying to get it up and running as a morbid tourist attraction.’ Big John slapped his hand on the bar, … Continue reading

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Valley Of Peace – Part 6

Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 December 2014 ‘Well . . . he’s definitely dead.’ ‘Norton, you’re a genius at statin’ the bleedin’ obvious. God in heaven, how’d we end up with a copper like Nigel Norton?’ Big John shook his … Continue reading

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Valley Of Peace – Part 5

Saturday 6 December 2014 Startling everyone inside, the door of Ravenbridge Pub burst open and Terry Andrews fell through, a look of terror spread across his face. ‘It’s M-M-M-M-Matthew Jenkins,’ he stammered. ‘Keep yer shorts on, Terry,’ Big John replied. … Continue reading

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Valley Of Peace – Part 4

Monday 1 – Wednesday 3 December 2014 Extracts from: Strangler’s Cove Parish Records, January 13, 1763 Deceased Castledene, Jonathon (b. 23 Sept. 1723), hanged Castledene, Delwyn (nee Carpenter, b. 5 June 1727), bludgeoned Castledene, Jonathon Jnr. (b. 19 July 1753), … Continue reading

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Valley Of Peace – Part 3

Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 November 2014 In the enveloping mist, the only structure in Strangler’s Cove that stood out was Castledene Mill. Needing much more renovation than Carol Castledene had managed to complete before her brutal demise earlier in … Continue reading

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Valley Of Peace – Part 2

Wednesday 19 – Monday 24 November 2014 Matthew Jenkins straightened his collar, and carefully lifted his coat onto his shoulders. ‘You can’t really be serious about going out in this mist, Matthew,’ Fenella said. ‘Of course I’m going. My dear … Continue reading

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Valley Of Peace – Part 1

Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 November 2014 Mist had settled over the village by early evening, making it difficult to see more than a few feet ahead. It wasn’t unusual that Mother Nature played this game with the inhabitants of … Continue reading

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