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Death in Cornwall

G.M. Malliet



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Severn House
30 July 2022
Series: St Just Mystery
A humorous cozy set in the picturesque surroundings of Cornwall starring Cambridge DCI Arthur St. Just and his fiancee Portia De'Ath.

To celebrate their engagement, DCI Arthur St. Just and Portia De'Ath visit the quiet village of Maidsfell in Cornwall. Upon arriving they find the villagers in an uproar over plans to redevelop the local seafront.

The fishermen want to build a new slipway to aid their business, but many residents worry it will spoil the view for the tourists who help drive the economy. After a heated village meeting on the issue, St. Just overhears an argument involving Lord Bodwally - an unpopular aristocrat staunchly opposed to the plans. Later, Bodwally's lifeless body is discovered. It's murder.

Although Bodwally was disliked, who'd go so far as to kill him? St. Just, although an outsider from Cambridge, feels compelled to help the local authorities investigate. Is Bodwally's death linked to the seafront, his suspect business dealings, or a secret from the past? One thing is certain, the fallout threatens to change Maidsfell forever . . .
Imprint:   Severn House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   315g
ISBN:   9781448306312
ISBN 10:   1448306310
Series:   St Just Mystery
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Agatha Award-winning G.M. Malliet is the acclaimed author of two traditional mystery series and a standalone novel set in England. The first entry in the DCI St. Just series, Death of a Cozy Writer, won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for Macavity and Anthony Awards. The Rev. Max Tudor series has been nominated for many awards as have several of her short stories appearing in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and The Strand. Although now residing in the US, she lived many years in England, which inspires most of her stories.

Reviews for Death in Cornwall

Longtime cozy fans will be reminded of golden age classics starring Dorothy Sayers' Harriet Vane and Edmund Crispin's Gervase Fen. Malliet's writing is both smooth and elegant and her humor delicious. The reader who hasn't yet discovered Malliet's St. Just mystery series has a real treat in store * <b>Booklist Starred Review</b> of <b>Death at the Alma Mater</b> * Fans of Dorothy Sayers's novels and other Golden Age British mysteries will enjoy this contemporary salute * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>Death at the Alma Mater</b> * Fans of the early Martha Grimes novels as well as the work of Robert Barnard and C.S. Challinor will also find much to like here. A real find for old-school mystery fans * <b>Booklist Starred Review</b> of <b>Death and the Lit Chick</b> * Lots of humor and a bit of 'guess who this writer is' make this one a good choice for readers who enjoy intelligent cozies and traditional mysteries * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>Death and the Lit Chick</b> * Top notch ... readers will find a tasty tale that doesn't disappoint. Perfect for fans of the wickedly funny cozy writers M.C. Beaton and Catriona McPherson * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>In Prior's Wood</b> * [Malliet] may be the best mystery author writing in English at the moment (along with Tana French). She's certainly the most entertaining * <b></b> on <b>A Demon Summer</b> *

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