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The Valley of the Shadow

A Cornish Mystery

Cornish Mysteries

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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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“Yip?” said Teazle hopefully.
“You’re not supposed to beg at table,” Eleanor reminded her.
The Westie’s ears flattened and she subsided to the floor, but her nose and her short white tail continued to quiver.
“Oh, all right.” Leaving the last bite of chipolata sausage on the side of her plate, Eleanor finished the salad.
As she put her plate and coffee mug in the kitchen sink, just a step away, she glanced out of the open window. Though the schools’ autumn term was well under way, plenty of tourists unencumbered
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Kirkus | VALLEY OF THE SHADOW by Carola Dunn
A Cornish cliff walk involves some impromptu investigators in a life-and-death situation.
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  • Carola Dunn

  • 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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