I liked the main characters, though, so it was a fun read.--Deborah White "Genre Reviews "
Yet another marvelous British Library Crime Classic! This time a sleuthing Clergyman gets to the bottom of a murder mystery when the police are baffled. Put me in mind of Father Brown mysteries. Great read and very highly recommended.--Eileen Hall "NetGalley "
A great summer read, which kept me hooked throughout.--Kirsty H "NetGalley "
It's a delightful mystery.--Mary Ann Smyth "Bookloons "
I read this novel at one sitting. Can there be any higher recommendation than that?--Mary Reed "EricReedMysteries "
The Cornish Coast Murder. Bude, John (Author) Oct 2016. 158 p. Poisoned Pen, paperback, $12.95. (9781464206511). e-book, $9.99. (9781464206528). This reissue of a work by one of the most popular (but now largely forgotten) writers of the golden age of British crime fiction has a spectacularly cozy opening: as rain patters and a wind off the Atlantic moans around the windows of a vicar's snug, fire-lit study, he waits for his weekly guest, the village doctor. Their meeting centers on opening a crate from the local lending library. The books the vicar has chosen for his friend are an index to popular mystery writers of the time: Dorothy L. Sayers, J. Jefferson Farjeon, Agatha Christie, and Freeman Wills Crofts. The vicar and doctor serving the tiny village of Boscawen, in Cornwall, are avid detective-story fans. That very night, the doctor is called out to the neighboring cliffside home of a wealthy magistrate found with a bullet in his head. The vicar, steeped in procedure from his reading, joins forces with the police to solve a crime that hinges on the timing of curtains being pulled, high-heeled footprints, and varieties of gravel, along with the motives of the many who hated the magistrate. The combination of bracing Cornish cliffs and seascapes with cozy interiors and a cerebral mystery makes this one of the most deservedly resurrected titles in the British Library Crime Classics series. With an introduction by modern British crime writer Martin Edwards. STARRED REVIEW--Connie Fletcher "Booklist "