A Colourful Death: A Cornish Mystery

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St. Martin's Press, Jun 8, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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“Adept at showing character through witty dialogue, Dunn paints an amusing picture of a small town that readers will want to visit again soon.” —Publishers Weekly on Manna From Hades Eleanor Trewynn is a recently retired widow who has moved to the small village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall. Neither frail nor retiring, after a lifetime of traveling the world, she’s ready for an uneventful life with her dog and friends in this quiet town. Unfortunately, excitement seems to happen around her.

Her friend and neighbor, artist Nick Gresham, returns from a trip only to find several of his paintings slashed, reportedly by rival local artist Geoffrey Clarke. When Nick goes to have it out with him, with Eleanor in tow, they find Clarke’s body in his studio, fatally stabbed in the back. Accused of the crime, Nick ends up in jail, while Detective Inspector Scumble and DSMegan Pencarrow, Eleanor’s niece, investigate. But Eleanor isn’t leaving anything to chance—she starts doing a little investigating of her own, and soon learns that Nick is far from the only one with a compelling motive for murder.  

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User Review  - Bookoholic73 - LibraryThing

While I enjoy Daisy Dalrymple mysteries, I could not get into this book at all- even though I was vacationing in Cornwall while reading it! I guess I like a murder mystery that keeps you guessing, and there was no guessing here. I give two stars for the local color, and feel I am being generous. Read full review

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

From DuMaurier to Susan Cooper, with TV series such as POLDARK and DOC MARTIN, and probably others I can't recall now, I've always enjoyed works set in Cornwall. Maybe someday I'll get to go there ... Read full review

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CAROL A DUNN is the author of over fifty books, including the previous Cornish mystery, Manna from Hades, and the much loved Daisy Dalrymple series. Born and raised in England, she now lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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