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glad to discover
on 14 July 2013
I have enjoyed the Daisy Dalrymple books, so was pleased to discover this new series by Carola Dunne.
Eleanor has returned to Cornwall after the death of her husband.She has become actively involved in charity work alongside the slightly intimidating Jocelyn (the vicar's wife). As in all cosy detective mysteries they come across a dead body, in this instance the corpse is in the Charity shop storeroom.
Eleanor, Joce, their artist neighbour Nick and Eleanor's neice Megan; who just happens to be Cornwall's only female detective sergeant, investigate the murder. Megan's boss, the grumpy but competent D.I.Scumble is naturally enough not fo keen on their meddling.
This is an engaging mystery, with characters that I was quick to warm to. It is set in some nebulous time in the 1960's or 70's, which generated great feelings of nostalgia for times when ordinary people didn't have telephones, shops shut for lunch and early closing day.
Since finishing this book I've read the other two books in the series and am pleased to say that the characters continue to develop and the mysteries continue to intrigue.