It's a snowy December night and Jago Tilley is making an unsteady way home from the village pub. He doesn’t know that by morning he will be dead!
It falls to DI Sam Kitto, of Devon and Cornwall Police, to investigate the old fisherman’s brutal murder, and once again magazine editor, Loveday Ross, finds herself involved in her policeman boyfriend’s case. Suspicion falls on the dead man’s disreputable nephew, Billy Travis. But what is his relationship with St Ives gallery owner, Zachariah Paxton-Quinn? Loveday’s boss, Merrick Tremayne, is acting distinctly out of character. Could his strange mood have something to do with her discovery of a burglar rummaging through the magazine’s old archive files? And then there is the glamorous Dutch boutique owner, Sabine De Fries. What is her connection with the Tremayne family? Other Titles in the Series: A Cornish Revenge A bleak Cornish clifftop strewn with the derelict remains of old tin mines. It seems to magazine editor, Loveday Ross, an odd place for an art class, but then her artist friend, Lawrence Kemp, had been acting strangely recently. As her camera clicks, taking pictures for the article she’s planning, a grim sight emerges from the receding tide far below. It’s the body of a man! He’s been tied hand and foot into the shingle cove - deliberately left to drown! But why has the discovery made Lawrence so edgy? And why are his students, Kit Armitage and Abbie Grainger, so affected by the killing? Detective Inspector Sam Kitto doesn’t appreciate finding a journalist at the murder scene, and Loveday isn't happy being a suspect. A Cornish Kidnapping Believing that the remote Black Swan Inn, with it's idyllic waterside location, could provide a romantic feature for her Cornish magazine, editor Loveday Ross, accepts an invitation to interview Marika Sweet, the woman who claims to be its owner. But the inn is not the idyllic creak-side hostelry Loveday had imagined. It's a dirty, derelict, boarded up building. And there’s no sign of Marika, only a kindly old lady, Millicent Sproat, who reveals the inn is now in the hands of notorious local criminals, the Clemo brothers. Not even a painful crack on the head when she goes snooping inside the building can deter Loveday's insatiable curiosity. Detective Inspector Sam Kitto, warns her to leave the unsavoury brothers for the police to deal with. But that's not Loveday's way. Then there's a murder ... and more people start getting hurt. Could the Clemos' old sailing ship, the Arabella, provide the key to solving the mystery? A Cornish Vengeance The body of wealthy Cornish boat-builder, Silas Venning, is found hanged in a remote wood. Gossip is rife amongst the county's party set. His widow, celebrated artist, Laura Anstey, is convinced he’s been murdered and enlists the help of magazine editor, Loveday Ross, to help her prove it. But it’s Loveday’s policeman boyfriend, Detective Inspector, Sam Kitto, who confirms foul play. Suspicion falls on Laura's friend, the beautiful young doctor Meredith Deering. Is it gossip? Or had she really been having an affair with Silas? When Loveday's best friend, Cassie Trevillick, gets attacked, the stakes get personal. About the Author: A former national newspaper journalist, Rena George, now writes exclusively fiction. A growing collection of her novels has been published by Ulverscroft as Large Print paperbacks. She has published short stories in The People’s Friend, Take a Break, Take a Break Fiction Feast, The Weekly News, and Woman’s Day (Australia). Rena also writes Pocket Novels for My Weekly and The People’s Friend. All of her books are available as eBooks from Amazon Kindle.