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The Cornish Coast Murder

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'Never, even in his most optimistic moments, had he visualised a scene of this nature - himself in one arm-chair, a police officer in another, and between them - a mystery.' The Reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. But the vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, a secretive and ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head. The local police inspector is baffled by the complete absence of clues. Suspicion seems to fall on Tregarthan's niece, Ruth - but surely that young woman lacks the motive to shoot her uncle dead in cold blood? Luckily for Inspector Bigswell, the Reverend Dodd is on hand, and ready to put his keen understanding of the criminal mind to the test. This classic mystery novel of the golden age of British crime fiction is set against the vividly described backdrop of a fishing village on Cornwall's Atlantic coast . It is now republished for the first time since the 1930s.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersClassic crime Publisher: British Library Publishing Publication Date: 31/03/2014 ISBN-13: 9780712357159  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Bude was the pseudonym of Ernest Elmore (1901 - 1957), who wrote thirty crime novels, all of which are now rare and highly collectable. Elmore was a co-founder of the Crime Writers' Association, and worked in the theatre as a producer and director

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Read on holiday in Cornwall, near Bude. Expected to be disappointed but thoroughly enjoyed it; not vintage Agatha Christie or Dorothy L Sayers but a good plot, credible characters and vivid descriptions. I'd read another.

- 24/04/2015
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