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The Cornish Coast Murder (British Library Crime Classics) by [Bude, John]
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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: ss 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-Croft. 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 cliff-side 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 make this one of the most deservedly resurrected titles in the British Library's Crime Classics series. With an introduction by contemporary British crime writer Martin Edwards.--Connie Fletcher "Booklist ""

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 "

About the Author

John Bude was the pseudonym of Ernest Elmore (1901-1957), an author of the golden age of crime fiction. Elmore was a co-founder of the Crime Writers' Association, and worked in the theatre as a producer and director. His first two books, The Cornish Coast Murder and The Lake District Murder, were republished as British Library Crime Classics to great acclaim in 2014.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1753 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0712357157
  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division (19 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IJYGJHM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 271 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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