Blood in the Cotswolds

Thea Osborne and her faithful spaniel, Hepzie, have taken on a house-sitting assignment in the charming Cotswold village of Temple Guiting.

Blood in the Cotswolds

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 074900987X

Page: 448

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Thea Osborne and her faithful spaniel, Hepzie, have taken on a house-sitting assignment in the charming Cotswold village of Temple Guiting. But as always, an idyllic village can harbour a disquieting number of secrets and when a skeleton is discovered at the roots of an old beech tree, Thea is grateful for the presence of her partner DS Phil Hollis. There is no concrete evidence as to who the bones belonged to although it isn't long before theories and rumours abound. Thea soon finds herself drawn into a murder investigation - perhaps the countryside isn't that quiet after all.

Revenge in the Cotswolds

Thea Osborne is determined to avoid trouble during her latest commission house-sitting in the pretty Cotswold village of Daglingworth.

Revenge in the Cotswolds

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749018143

Page: 320

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Thea Osborne is determined to avoid trouble during her latest commission house-sitting in the pretty Cotswold village of Daglingworth. Anticipating a relaxing two weeks looking after the client’s pets, brightened with phone calls to her boyfriend, Drew, Thea settles down for a quiet assignment. Until, that is, a dead body is discovered in a nearby quarry. Could the death be linked to a group of environmental activists who have intimidated local residents? While Thea can empathise with the activists’ views against wind farms and building developments, she is not so sure about their violent methods. As real tensions begin to simmer, even Thea, a seasoned crime-solver, is surprised by the truth . . .

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. All the novels feature the same memorable characters but they are standalone and can be read individually.

Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

Author: Wilkie Martin

Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company

ISBN: 0957635168

Page: 310

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'Odd, inventive, and genuinely very funny indeed.' (Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life) Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy crime fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room. Contending with a wave of murder, suicide and robbery, as well as Hobbes's weirdness, is the just the start; he must also get to grips with Mrs Goodfellow, Hobbes's housekeeper, who collects teeth. Although they are mostly from humans, she also claims to have some vampire specimens. However, Andy soon finds her wonderful cooking compensates for her eccentricities. Despite Andy believing he is coping, he is nearly unhinged by horror when a stressed Hobbes's concealed nature reveals itself in an orgy of bone-crunching. Yet, coming through unscathed, Andy develops respect and admiration for his host, even when he uses weird, occasionally brutal, methods to begin unravelling the mystery, which would appear to link The Order of the Dragon and Vlad Tepes, the original Dracula, to the crime wave. When Hobbes goes missing, Andy, with the dubious assistance of Dregs, Hobbes's big, bad dog, and armed with a leg of lamb, searches for him. Will he triumph over crazed blood lust and human sacrifice? Can Andy with Hobbes's friends, a binge-drinking dwarf and a troll who looks uncannily human, save the day? And can Andy catch vampirism from false teeth? 'I ought to tell you, dear, he can get rather wild when he's hungry' This new comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards. Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. All the novels feature the same memorable characters but they are standalone and can be read individually. From Reviews: ‘It was fun and entertaining’ ( books reviews forevermore) Inspector Hobbes and the Blood was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers 2012

American Cotswold Record

The mixing of pure breeds is not generally deemed advisable . Heretofore ,
where attempts have been made to infuse Merino blood into Cotswold or grade
Cotswold flocks it has been done by the use of Merino rams , the ewes being of
the ...

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Annual Report

I sent again to Ware for five of his best full-blood Cotswold ewes, and I
commenced breeding them; but they were not as ... I have been breeding my half
-blood Cotswolds to a full-blood Spanish buck; they make a very fine sheep—
thrifty and ...

Annual Report

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Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture

He was three- fourths Cotswold, and one-fourth South Down — a larffo, hardy,
active sheep, with a thick and heavy fleece, ... The two next crosses were made
by pure-blood Cotswolds; and the next by a very fine full-blood Oxfordshire ram, ...

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Reports

The question is whether these wool.growers advantageously incorporate the
blood of the long - wooled Cotswold and Leicester races into their Merinos , or
grade Merinos , with the object of producing the cross - bred wools , which are ...

Reports

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The Cultivator

... and that 18 cwt . of a superphosphate made of phos- iron in blood at all .
phorite gave a higher yield than 1 ton 5 cwt ... is an essential mark of purity is not
available to plants with that rapidity which is need of blood in Leicester or
Cotswold ...

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Transactions of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois with Reports from County and District Agricultural Organizations for the Year

The habit of the Cotswold sheep of scattering over the pasture is not only of
advantage to the flock in giving each ... a doubt its to such conclusion , as there is
good reason to consider that some improved Cotswold blood has been infused .

Transactions of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois with Reports from County and District Agricultural Organizations for the Year

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The American Farmer

I write you an account of it , as it may prove of breds he must have the pure blood
; but if his interest to some of your ... A piece of rock salt should always be left in "
Is it a safe cross , the Cotswold on the Merino ; | the manger . would it not be ...

The American Farmer

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4th ser., v. 1-4 includes the Proceedings of the 1st-11th annual meetings (1848-58) of the Maryland State Agricultural Society.

Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England

None of the lambs with the Barford blood in them were attacked with diarrhea ,
and they all came as large as Cotswolds . The recital of such facts is but due to
the old man's memory . We give them on the authority of the Cotswold breeder
who ...

Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England

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Vols. for 1933- include the societys Farmers' guide to agricultural research.

Special Report on the History and Present Condition of the Sheep Industry of the United States

He was three-fourths Cotswold and one-fourth Southdown—a large, active, hardy
sheep, with a thick, heavy fleece, qualities which ... This infusion of blood was
followed by two successive crosses of pure-blood Cotswolds, and the next cross
 ...

Special Report on the History and Present Condition of the Sheep Industry of the United States

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American Agriculturist

All right , " lamb that has two crosses of Cotswold blood the fall of the year is very
common in the New said the Deacon ... as he has heard , that Cotswolds are too
you not once say in the Agriculturist that the grass , " remarked the Deacon .

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Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society

The American Merino sheep is common among us , and full - blood Cotswolds
are also bred in the county . We can justly claim some pre - eminance for our
county in fruit growing ; our nurserymen have been behind none in intelligent ...

Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society

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Published with vol. 21-25: Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, vol. 13-17, and Annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association, no. 11-15; with vol. 22-25: Annual report of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Wisconsin, no. 1-4.