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Manna from Hades

Manna from Hades

A Cornish Mystery

Cornish Mysteries (Volume 1)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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"Welcome to Cornwall, beautiful land of Cornish pasties, cream teas, and murder."—Kirkus Reviews

Eleanor Trewynn, recently widowed, returns home from years of working overseas to retire to the cozy village of Port Maybn in Cornwall, England. Even in retirement though, she continues her charity work, leasing out the first floor of her house to a charity shop. One morning as she opens the shop, she finds both a particularly valuable donation and a corpse stuffed into the storeroom. The donation is linked to a violent robbery in London but the corpse looks nothing like the robbers being sought by the police. With the help of her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, and, begrudgingly, Detective Inspector Scumble, Eleanor is determined to unscramble this confounding case of daring theft, double cross, and 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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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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About the author

Carola Dunn

CAROLA DUNN is the author of numerous books, including the Cornish mystery series featuring Eleanor Trewynn and the Daisy Dalrymple mystery novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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