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Valley of the Shadow
on 24 July 2013
This is the third episode of this interesting mystery series featuring pensioner Eleanor Trewynn and her dog Teazle. When Eleanor's niece, Megan, rescues a half drowned man while out for a walk with Eleanor and her neighbour Nicholas Gresham, Eleanor finds herself in the middle of a mystery. Where did the man come from and why has he been washed up half drowned on the Cornish coast?
This is an exciting story with a race against time as well as a hair raising sea voyage. I found myself turning the pages faster to find out what happened. The suspense is well done and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The characters are interesting and their interactions are believable. I've grown to like Eleanor and her niece Megan in the three books available in this series so far.
I particularly like the police characters - the brusque D I Scumble who has a very human side to him; Megan herself struggling with all the prejudice of the era against women in the police. If you like your mysteries with interesting characters and backgrounds then give this series a try - they can be read in any order.