By Carola Dunn
Eleanor Trewynn is a widow of a few years residing in Port Mabyn, a small fishing village in Cornwall, England. In her more youthful days, she traveled the unique components of the area along with her husband. nowadays, she’s retired and based the neighborhood charity store. Her niece, Megan Pencarrow, transferred within reach, and used to be lately promoted to the rank of Detective Sargent. maybe the single draw back is that she is now operating for a DI who doesn’t approve of girls at the police strength and who rather doesn’t a lot approve of Megan’s aunt Eleanor, as she is whatever of a thorn in his particularly gigantic aspect. All of those elements collide whilst, the day after accumulating donations, Eleanor and the vicar’s spouse locate the lifeless physique of a longhaired, scruffy-looking early life hidden within the stockroom of the charity store. Then they realize that a few donated jewellery considered faux is basically very actual, very pricey, and the haul from a violent theft in London. Making issues extra advanced, the corpse present in the storeroom is outwardly none of the robbers. Manna from Hades is a confounding case of bold robbery, doublecross, and a wily older lady faced through a case of homicide such a lot foul.
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Additional info for Manna from Hades: A Cornish Mystery
Though in many cases I have used the irresistible names of real places, the reader should not expect necessarily to find them where I’ve put them. The topography resembles the North Coast of Cornwall in general, but not in particulars. The Constabulary of the Royal Duchy of Cornwall (CaRaDoC) has no existence outside my imagination. For information about the real Cornwall, I refer the reader to countless works of non-fiction, or, better still, I suggest a visit. Pronunciation note: The town of Launceston is pronounced Lanston or even Lanson.
I can’t believe it’s a good idea to embrace Megan publicly while she’s working. ” Eleanor smiled, unrepentant. The world could never have too many expressions of love, she thought, but she said, “Let’s go up and make tea and coffee. ” From the kitchen window she watched the arrival of a police van and another car. The pavement and part of the road in front of the shop were cordoned off, leaving the bare minimum of room for vehicles to pass single file. A curious crowd began to gather, housewives shopping, neighbours coming out onto their doorsteps.
Aunt Nell? ” The rhyme pleased him and he listened with unusual tolerance to her explanation. “My aunt discovered the body, sir. When the vicar’s wife, who was with her, rang Launceston to report it, she asked to speak to me. ” “Not because of any qualms about PC Leacock’s competence, sir,” Megan hastened to assure him. “It seems his car radio is unreliable and his wife answers the phone at the station. ” “No doubt. ” He rubbed his hands together with unattractive satisfaction. ” “I rang Dr Prthnavi at once, sir.