of Death on the Derwent
"A remarkable murder mystery novel
... gives a new twist to the whodunit genre ... a skilful
mixture of fact and fiction ... strong historical interest
... complications and twists, red herrings and false
trails. Mr Annable has got himself a real-life, ready-made
character in Miss Florence Calder. This could be - should
be - the start of a series of Miss Calder novels."
Derby Evening Telegraph 17.12.99
"Peopled with distinctive characters ... meritorious for
the descriptive detail. A well-produced book. Worth
reading a second time or more to fully appreciate the
construction of this ingenious novel."
Beardsley, Belper News 23.02.00
Bob Attewell, Belper Express 13.01.00
the rich and qualitative language, the machinations,
twists and turns of the plot. I was empathetic with the
characters as they desperately tried to unravel the
mystery Mr Annable has so brilliantly created."
Ladlow, 'Terivision Productions', Wetwang, Driffield, East
"Simon Tonks is the village fool
who ends up as a servant to the Calders, Claud Hoadley is
the pompous Belper man-turned-snob who teaches elocution
so that the townspeople can 'better themselves' and Aubrey
Pod is a pushy 'Mr Toad' character always full of
Paul Imrie, 'Talk of the Town',
"Interesting and amusing."
Peak Times 10.12.99
Death on the
Derwent is now in kindle form from Amazon & can be obtained from Derbyshire County Library and
used copies are available on the internet.