Manna from Hades

A Cornish Mystery

Cornish Mysteries (Volume 1 of 4)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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Eleanor Trewynn is a widow of some years living in Port Mabyn, a small fishing village in Cornwall, England. In her younger days, she traveled the exotic parts of the world with her husband. These days, she’s retired and founded the local charity shop. Her niece, Megan Pencarrow, transferred nearby, and was recently promoted to the rank of Detective Sargent. Perhaps the only downside is that she is now working for a DI who doesn’t approve of women on the police force and who really doesn’t much approve of Megan’s aunt Eleanor, as she is something of a thorn in his rather substantial side.

All of these factors collide when, the day after collecting donations, Eleanor and the vicar’s wife find the dead body of a longhaired, scruffy-looking youth hidden in the stockroom of the charity shop. Then they discover that some donated jewelry thought to be fake is actually very real, very expensive, and the haul from a violent robbery in London. Making matters more complex, the corpse found in the storeroom is apparently not one of the robbers. Carola Dunn's Manna from Hades is a confounding Cornish case of daring theft, doublecross, and a wily older woman confronted by a case of murder most foul.

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Praise for Manna from Hades

"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
 
"Shades of Miss Marple."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Dunn has a knack for writing meatier-than-usual cozies with strong female characters, and she has another charming winner here."
--Booklist

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Fiction Review: Manna from Hades: A Cornish Mystery by Carola Dunn / Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $24.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-37945-2

Set in Cornwall “somewhere in the 1960s and '70s” (per an author note), this lively first in a new cozy series from British veteran Dunn (Death at Wentwater
- Publishers Weekly


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Carola Dunn

Born and raised in England, CAROL A. DUNN is the author of nearly fifty novels, including the long-running Daisy Dalrymple mystery series.

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Manna from Hades
A Cornish Mystery
Carola Dunn

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2009
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ISBN: 9781429965972
ISBN10: 1429965975
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 288 pages
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Minotaur Books
March 2009
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ISBN: 9780312379452
ISBN10: 0312379455
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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October 2012
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