Making his first appearance with the Celtic Cousins is Detective Crombie, who returns for a starring role in "An Explosive Time"
Crombie only manages a few mentions in "A Ripple in Time", the second title in the Celtic Cousins' Adventures: It emerges both Rhyllann and Wren are huge fans of "Life on Mars" and admire Gene Hunt as the "the only copper to make Crombie seem politically correct"! Wren enthuses over Crombie's "Great Elephant Stampede" but when pressed for details both the Celtic Cousins, and Crombie himself refuse to comment. Rumour has it that once upon a time Crombie was sweet on Rhyllann's mum, and of course, the Celtic Cousins and Crombie were on a mission to rescue this wayward woman. Africa is full of dark secrets and mysteries, and one day I mean to get to the bottom of this particular story!
Rhyllann Jones's geeky cousin Wren is convinced an ancient diary can lead them to the mythical treasure of Bad King John, last seen 900 years ago. Trouble is, "The Brotherhood" will stop at nothing to get to it first. Even more dangerous in Rhyllann's eyes is Detective Inspector Crombie. This father of four daughters knows Rhyllann is lying, and is certain Wren is a master manipulator. Crombie is determined to keep the boys safe at any costs. This leads "The Brotherhood" to take desperate action to learn the secrets Wren keeps, plunging Crombie and Rhyllann into a race against time across the wild Cornish moors.
“But the treasure is guarded. He who wishes to enter the secret chamber must first ensure he knows of the Celtic rites and mysteries. No other hand is permitted to touch Caliburn, sacred sword of the Celtic Nations.”
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