A Notable Cozy Mystery: “Manna From Hades” By Carola Dunn
Carola Dunn is the author of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries, the Cornish Mysteries, and over 30 Regencies. Born and raised in England, the author now lives with her dog in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Manna from Hades is one of her recent works (part of Cornish Mystery Series) and is now available on paperback from Minotaur.
A Brief Summary:
Eleanor Trewynn, recently widowed, returns home from years of working overseas to retire to the cozy village of Port Maybn in Cornwall, England. Even in retirement though, she continues her charity work, leasing out the first floor of her house to a charity shop. One morning as she opens the shop, she finds both a particularly valuable donation and a corpse stuffed into the storeroom. The donation is linked to a violent robbery in London but the corpse looks nothing like the robbers being sought by the police.
With the help of her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, and, begrudgingly, Detective Inspector Scumble, Eleanor is determined to unscramble this confounding case of daring theft, double cross, and murder most foul.
Like other novels in the Cornish Mystery series, the author uses her talent in character development and witty writing style in this British cozy novel. Appropriate details from the 60s lifestyle are carefully placed in the setting, scenes and dialogues and take the reader with them to the period in which the novel was written: Dunn’s writing is always pleasant and fun to read…This book makes a good read if you are into old-fashioned British mysteries with a touch of humor.
Our Rating: 3.7
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