The Valley of the Shadow: A Cornish Mystery

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Macmillan, Dec 11, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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A cryptic message spurs Eleanor, Megan, and Nick Gresham on a frantic search for a refugee's missing family, in The Valley of the Shadow, a Cornish Mystery from Carola Dunn.

While out on a walk, Eleanor Trewynn, her niece Megan, and her neighbor Nick spot a young, half-drowned Indian man floating in the water. Delirious and concussed, he utters a cryptic message about his family being trapped in a cave and his mother dying. The young man, unconscious and unable to help, is whisked away to a hospital while a desperate effort is mounted find the missing family in time.

The local police inspector presumes that they are refugees from East Africa, abandoned by the smugglers who brought them into England, so while the Cornwall countryside is being scoured for the family, Eleanor herself descends into a dangerous den of smugglers in a desperate search to find the man responsible while there is still time.


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A Cornish cliff walk involves some impromptu investigators in a life-and-death situation.Aunt Nell (née Eleanor Trewynn), her dog Teazle, her niece DS Megan Pencarrow and their artist friend Nick ... Read full review

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Somewhat sad, but good mystery. Read full review

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CAROLA DUNN is the author of numerous books, including Manna from Hades and A Colourful Death, the two previous books featuring Eleanor Trewynnm. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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