Heartbeat author in Whitby

Peter Walker aka Nicholas Rhea will be signing copies of his latest book in Whitby on 21 May.
Peter Walker aka Nicholas Rhea will be signing copies of his latest book in Whitby on 21 May.

THE author whose books inspired the hit television series Heartbeat will be signing copies of his latest book in Whitby next Saturday.

Peter Walker, who writes using the pen name Nicholas Rhea, helped bring Heartbeat to the masses all over the world thanks to his series of Constable books.

With around 130 books under his belt, the Constable series accounts for nearly 40 of these.

It all started back in 1979 when his first police story, Constable on the Hill, was serialised in the Sunday Express newspaper.

But it was 13 years later when the television cameras arrived in Goathland and Whitby where they remained a regular fixture in the area until less than two years ago.

Peter will be at Holman’s bookshop in Skinner Street a week tomorrow signing copies of his new book, Constable Over The Hill from noon to 2pm.

He has signed his books there every year since his the first Constable title was published in 1979.