Rural England is Dangerous


You must think me mad.  Pretty English villages, dangerous?  Sherlock Holmes will tell you they were.  I’m trying to remember which one.  They’re in a railroad compartment, traveling to the countryside.  Dr. Watson comments on how beautiful it is.  Sherlock Holmes grunts and speaks about evil lurking and he would rather be in the meanest East End alley.

If you watch some English mysteries, you could be led to believe Holmes was right.  I’ll cover several.  You can be comforted (maybe) in the fact that the Medieval murder rate in Oxford was higher than anything we can imagine.

Midsomer Murders.  Some nice middle class people, but a bunch of murders keep occurring.  Barnaby is a busy man.  These nice people have a nasty habit of killing each other.

Miss Marple:  Dame Joan Hickson.  This nice sweet senior citizen shows up, and bodies drop.  Can you imagine an FBI profiler suspecting her and drawing her profile?

The Coroner:  One of my favorite shows.  A nice village on England’s West Coast.  Jane Kennedy (played by Claire Goose) returns from London.  She was busier in South Dart.

Y’all think parts of Appalachia or West Baltimore are rough.  Just be careful of those English villages.

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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