Death in Cornwall

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Pub Date 04 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2021
Canongate Books, Severn House

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A humorous cozy set in the picturesque surroundings of Cornwall starring Cambridge DCI Arthur St. Just and his fiancée Portia De’Ath.

To celebrate their engagement, DCI Arthur St. Just and Portia De’Ath visit the quiet village of Maidsfell in Cornwall. Upon arriving they find the villagers in an uproar over plans to redevelop the local seafront.

The fishermen want to build a new slipway to aid their business, but many residents worry it will spoil the view for the tourists who help drive the economy. After a heated village meeting on the issue, St. Just overhears an argument involving Lord Bodwally – an unpopular aristocrat staunchly opposed to the plans. Later, Bodwally’s lifeless body is discovered. It’s murder.

Although Bodwally was disliked, who’d go so far as to kill him? St. Just, although an outsider from Cambridge, feels compelled to help local authorities investigate. Is Bodwally’s death linked to the seafront, his suspect business dealings, or a secret from the past? One thing is certain, the fallout threatens to change Maidsfell forever . . .
A humorous cozy set in the picturesque surroundings of Cornwall starring Cambridge DCI Arthur St. Just and his fiancée Portia De’Ath.

To celebrate their engagement, DCI Arthur St. Just and Portia...

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The long awaited fourth in the St Just mysteries and as delightful as ever as a trip to Maidsfell finds villagers in uproar and potentially dirty dealings afoot. With endearing protagonists, red herrings aplenty and a colourful cast of supporting characters, not to mention a perfect backdrop, this is a dryly witty and quirky read and a fitting addition to the series.

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Gorgeous cover and fabulous storyline! The characters were each unique; there was a lord, fishers, a Michelin starred restaurant, a Hawaiian shirt wearing curate...all such fun. The mystery was intriguing and the conclusion was satisfying. Additionally, our hero and heroine are such a lovely couple. Recommend 4 star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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So happy that G.M. Malliet has come back with a fourth entry in the St. Just series. DCI Arthur St. Just and his fiance Portia are in Cornwall for a holiday, but it turns out to be a busman's holiday when several murders in the village of Maidsfell find St. Just helping local police to figure out the mystery. A great read.

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