Christmas 1965 is a busy time for the cheapest call-girl on Goodladies Road. She has a new baby daughter and she’s looking after a wayward schoolboy. Then three suspects say that they were in bed with her favourite policeman on the night of a murder and Timbers can only see one way forward. She goes to Church and sets a date for the wedding.
When a game of marbles ends with a body, the citizens of Goodladies Junction turn to their local policeman who has to cope with a runaway pig and a wayward cinema usherette as he picks his way through a web of blackmail, stolen love affairs and guilty silence. He is hit by a widow’s bucket, nearly strangled on a drainpipe and shot by his own side. But he is no nearer solving the mystery until Timberdick, the cheapest call-girl on Goodladies Road, saves the day.
"Noble has a fine knack of description, creating a sense of place and atmosphere. The denouement is nicely done with plenty of irony" (Portsmouth Post) 1947 brings no peace to Goodladies Road. Men without a war and girls without homes is a cocktail for murder. A Nottingham Post Book of the Week