Omens of Death

Omens of Death Detective Inspector Montague Pluke is an extremely superstitious man So when he notices the solitary crow upon the roof of No Padgett Grove the home of Cyril and May Crowther he knows it is an omen

  • Title: Omens of Death
  • Author: Nicholas Rhea
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  • Detective Inspector Montague Pluke is an extremely superstitious man So when he notices the solitary crow upon the roof of No 15 Padgett Grove the home of Cyril and May Crowther he knows it is an omen of death As the officer in charge of the CID at Crickledale Sub Divisional Police Station, Pluke has never solved a murder or arrested a killer While he appreciates tDetective Inspector Montague Pluke is an extremely superstitious man So when he notices the solitary crow upon the roof of No 15 Padgett Grove the home of Cyril and May Crowther he knows it is an omen of death As the officer in charge of the CID at Crickledale Sub Divisional Police Station, Pluke has never solved a murder or arrested a killer While he appreciates that the natural peace of Crickledale has contributed to this, it is Pluke s ambition, before he retires, to solve a noteworthy murder So when the naked body of a young woman is found at the local Druids Circle, it seems that fate is on Montague s side Stephen Winton, a photographer from nearby Fossford, is photographing the Circle for a tourist magazine when he makes the grisly discovery Listed as one of the Nine Sites of Crickledale, the Druids Circle is rumoured to be the site of orgies, witchcraft and other bizarre goings on after dark Could the dead girl have been the victim of a black magic mass ritual or sacrificial killing With no visible wounds or signs of a struggle, Montague believes that the young woman met her untimely end elsewhere and was then placed in the Circle But why was she naked Unable to ignore the ill omened message of the lone crow, Pluke decides to focus on the Crowther s home at No 15 Padgett Grove When two people die in suspicious circumstances, Montague Pluke is at last able to put his police training, together with his great knowledge of superstition, to good use Praise for Nicholas Rhea Splendid reading Police Journal It s original, it s funny discovering Pluke has been one of life s little pleasures Yorkshire Post For the last 30 years, Nicholas Rhea has been writing books, drawing on his experiences in the police force, his never ending enthusiasm for Yorkshire and his continuing interest in crime fact and fiction His best known work, the Constable stories, provided the inspiration for the hugely popular Heartbeat TV series, and he remained involved with the series as a consultant until filming ended in 2009 Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via on.fb 1HweQV7 We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

    Omens of Death in Folklore Superstition Superstition Bad Omens Telling You You re Probably About To Die The phenomena of death crowns have been most widely acknowledged in Appalachia These crowns are often found in the pillows of ill people, and consist of crown shaped masses of feathers They are most likely created by the tossing and turning of an ill person, but are viewed as omens of death If one was discovered inside the pillow of an ill person, it was believed that the person would die within three What Are Omens of Death in Folklore Strange Omens That Warned Of Death Listverse Eerie Omens Of Death Listverse Omens of Death The Grim Reaper Banshee A popular and well known omen of death is the Banshee Originating in Irish mythology, the banshee is usually seen washing the bloodstained clothes or armour of those who are about to die Alleged sightings of banshees have been reported as recently as Similar beings are also found in Welsh, Norse and American folklore. Creepy Omens That Death Is Looming May , According to the Superstition Dictionary bats in and of themselves aren t an omen, but if it gets in your house, you d better catch it If a bat flies into the house and then gets away, there will be a death in the family Kill the bat before it escapes, however, and everyone will be alright. Charlemagne The Omens of Death Charlemagne The Omens of Death is the fourth and final album by actor and heavy metal singer Christopher Lee It was released on May It is a sequel to his album Charlemagne By the Sword and the Cross The music was arranged by Judas Priest s Richie Faulkner, and features prominent Guatemalan guitar virtuoso and World Guitar Idol Champion Hedras Ramos on guitar, as well as his Omens of Death, Death omen Birds Of all the death omens, those relating to birds seem to be the most prevalent The most common bird death omens A bird flying in through an open window. A bird flying down the chimney. A bird tapping on a window. A bird hovering above a house Birds as Omens and Signs EverydayKnow Jan , Some cultures also believe that birds in the home are an ill omen In reality, this should probably be interpreted like the death card in tarot cards Death could be a sign of actual death, but it could also represent the end of one thing that makes way for the start of something new.

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    1. Omens of Death by Nicholas Rhea is definitely a cosy. it is a charming, rather old-fashioned and quirky cosy peopled by characters with rather silly names - Montague Pluke, and Wayne Wain to name two.There is nothing remotely realistic about this book, which is less about the crime and more about Montague Pluke whose ambition it is to solve a murder before he retires. Montague is a superstitious man and is obsessed by ancient horse troughs. He and his wife Millicent have never indulged in the so [...]


    2. This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier.Synopsis:Detective Inspector Montague Pluke is an officer with Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Crickledale Sub-Divisional Police Station. He is a superstitious man. When he sees a solitary crow on the roof of a neighbor’s home, he sees it as an omen of death. As it is his ambition to solve a murder before he retires, this omen of death seems to be an act of providence. A body of a naked woman is found at a local druid circle. Th [...]


    3. When I started reading this it wasn't not what I had expected from previous books I read from Nicholas Rhea, and the story grew on me as I read through. In actual fact it was very good. Must admit the names got be at bit Mr Montague Pluke as the investigating officer - Wayne Wain - as the offsider , and Officers Boddy and Soul. But it was a solid mystery with a certain twist and it certainly kept me going well into the night. This is a very different mystery book, with personality that is new. T [...]


    4. Omens started out a little odd for me, as you move on through the story you are introduced to the character's quirks. For instance, Pluke gives lectures on horse troughs. Don't get me wrong, I love horses and they need troughs, buts,you see where this is going. A bit slow for me, but not unenjoyable.


    5. It was silly fun. It dragged a little and some of the elements were a little rediculous. but all in all an easy read


    6. I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Endeavor Press!Surreal, old-fashioned, charming and very strange are the words that come to mind while reading this book. Montague Pluke, a very superstitious copper who has never investigated a crime in his illustrious career, finally gets the chance when a dead woman appears in the middle of a Druid Circle. But the murder inquiry is not really the point here, but the day-to-day life in the town of Crickledale. A [...]


    7. I've enjoyed all of Nicolas Rhea's books, and Montague Pluke is my favourite series. I have to admit I don't like the Assured series, so have only read two of them.



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