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A Colourful Death

A Cornish Mystery

Cornish Mysteries

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

“Dunn's second cozy set in 1960s Cornwall (after Manna from Hades) is a delightful romp.” —Library Journal


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 DS Megan Pencarrow, Eleanor’s niece, investigate. But in A Colourful Death, the second Cornish Mystery from Carola Dunn, 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.

“Dunn's second cozy set in 1960s Cornwall (after Manna from Hades) is a delightful romp.” —Library Journal


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 DS Megan Pencarrow, Eleanor’s niece, investigate. But in A Colourful Death, the second Cornish Mystery from Carola Dunn, 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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Praise for A Colourful Death

"Bolstered by strong characters, the fast-moving plot builds to a satisfying conclusion."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Wonderful Cornish and cozy atmosphere carry the day."
--Booklist
 
"Dunn's second cozy set in 1960s Cornwall ... is a delightful romp, full of busybodies, unscrupulous artists, and a charming Westie with character."
--Library Journal
"Bolstered by strong characters, the fast-moving plot builds to a satisfying conclusion."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Wonderful Cornish and cozy atmosphere carry the day."
--Booklist
 
"Dunn's second cozy set in 1960s Cornwall ... is a delightful romp, full of busybodies, unscrupulous artists, and a charming Westie with character."
--Library Journal

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Fiction Review: A Colourful Death: A Cornish Mystery by Carola Dunn / Author . Minotaur $24.99 (337p) ISBN 978-0-312-37946-9

Once again murder disrupts the quiet life of widowed charity shop owner Eleanor Trewynn, who's settled in the village of Port Mabyn with her Westie, Teazle, in British author Dunn's delig

- Publishers Weekly

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  • Carola Dunn

  • CAROLA DUNN is the author of more than fifty books, including the previous mystery featuring Eleanor Trewynn, Manna from Hades, as well as the much loved Daisy Dalrymple novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.
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