The Cornish Coast Murder

The Cornish Coast Murder

eBook - 2016
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'Never, even in his most optimistic moments, had he visualised a scene of this nature - himself in one armchair, a police officer in another, and between them a mystery.'

The Reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. The vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, a secretive and ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head.

The local police inspector is baffled by the complete absence of clues. Luckily for Inspector Bigswell, the Reverend Dodd is on hand, and ready to put his keen understanding of the criminal mind to the test.

This classic mystery novel of the golden age of British crime fiction is set against the vividly described backdrop of a fishing village on Cornwall's Atlantic coast. It is now republished for the first time since the 1930s with an introduction by award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards.

Publisher: Scottsdale :, Poisoned Pen Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781464206528
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jan 23, 2018

Since the setting is a Cornish seacoast village, it may be preordained that red herrings will pile up in this 'Golden Age' mystery. Enough to keep the reader (and the local Inspector) off balance for most of the tale. Delightful evocation of rural England post World War One. I'll definitely read some of the author's subsequent country mysteries,

May 15, 2017

A good first start to this author's mystery books set in England. The setting is very good, several good locals' characterization, and good clues and misdirections. Author, based on later books, likes the main detective to go for the home run as the clues build up, rather than a final round of applause so always know what he is thinking, rightly or wrongly. I liked the book well enough to read some of his later books that have been republished.

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