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Wilde Alliance

...he likes making model aeroplanes, doing the crossword, pretending he's the greatest criminologist since Sherlock Holmes...

The Wildes are a partnership as well as a marriage: Rupert, an amateur detective who is also a best-selling crime novelist, and Amy - artist, designer, fellow sleuth and virtual PA for Rupert. The Wildes' extravagant tastes - not to mention regular Income Tax demands - mean they occasionally struggle to make ends meet amid the elegance of their apartment in a manor house in York. The baffling cases that come their way, however, help keep their thoughts far from such concerns...

Julia Foster and John Stride star in this popular mystery series from Yorkshire Television, produced and partly written by distinguished former Royal Navy officer (and Sandbaggers creator) Ian Mackintosh. Intriguing, playful storylines and plenty of surprises made Wilde Alliance a ratings winner on its original broadcast in 1978.

Novelisation

Being a top thriller writer had its moments, but as far as Rupert Wilde was concerned there were times when even amateur detectives needed a break. But when he and his wife Amy took a Christmas trip to the magical island of Bali, it turned out to be anything but peaceful! Instead, they found themselves catapulted into the world of syndicate crime, where a soft-spoken gunman, a beautiful girl and a strange and sinister group of Australian businessmen formed an unlikely combination that spelled excitement-and big trouble. And soon the tropical paradise of ageless temples, awesome volcanic mountains and beautiful, palm-fringed beaches became the setting for the raciest, paciest and most dangerous escapade of the Wildes' highly eventful lives!