Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Village Tales of Fekenham Swarberry - Book 4and a bit - Hand In Glove (Chapter 3)


May 2008
Severed Hand Found at Birchtickle

A severed hand found by two schoolboys on the edge of Birchtickle pond has started a murder enquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Adam Lazarus, the police officer who caught the ‘Father Christmas Gang’ that robbed the Muckleford branch of the Oxford and Dunham bank, is investigating the mysterious and horrid discovery.

Lazarus is a highly regarded police detective who has been promoted at breath-taking speed. Superintendent Obadiah Pearight, Lazarus’s superior officer, stated that his Chief Inspector was ‘among the best currently working for the Winchester C.I.D’

The severed hand though is a very unusual case for it appears that the hand was amputated from the body possibly years ago. The question is this: who does the hand belong to and where is the body?


The Old trout public house – sit by the canal and sip your favourite tipple and watch the boats, swans and floating bottles glide by.

Apple Crust Retirement Home
(Formerly known as Thorny End)
Proprietors Constance Lambush & Charles Pickle
Spend your autumn years in convivial surroundings
And the winter of your life warm and secure.
Bedpans, commodes, panty liners, spittoons, auxiliary anal ampules must be supplied by client.
Walking frames on castors prohibited.

June Tabor and the Oyster Band
Musical Entertainers and Grey beards
May 12TH at 08.00


Norris Squirter, Private Driving Instructor. Expert in off road vehicles especially tractors and combines. Fees on request. Helmets required

Russell Cuts the Corn From The Brewers Whiskers.

1 comment:

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