Death in Cornwall
by G.M. Malliet
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 . . .
Genre: Cosy Mystery
“Low-key, highly professional work right up to the unmasking of the surprisingly well-hidden killer”
“Malliet draws the reader in with elegant prose and distinctive characters”
“Longtime cozy fans will be reminded of golden age classics starring Dorothy Sayers’ Harriet Vane and Edmund Crispin's Gervase Fen. Malliet’s writing is both smooth and elegant and her humor delicious. The reader who hasn't yet discovered Malliet’s St. Just mystery series has a real treat in store”
Booklist Starred Review of Death at the Alma Mater
“Fans of Dorothy Sayers’ novels and other Golden Age British mysteries will enjoy this contemporary salute”
Library Journal on Death at the Alma Mater
“Fans of the early Martha Grimes novels as well as the work of Robert Barnard and C.S. Challinor will also find much to like here. A real find for old-school mystery fans”
Booklist Starred Review of Death and the Lit Chick
“Lots of humor and a bit of 'guess who this writer is' make this one a good choice for readers who enjoy intelligent cozies and traditional mysteries”
Library Journal on Death and the Lit Chick
“Top notch ... readers will find a tasty tale that doesn't disappoint. Perfect for fans of the wickedly funny cozy writers M.C. Beaton and Catriona McPherson”
Booklist on In Prior's Wood
“[Malliet] may be the best mystery author writing in English at the moment (along with Tana French). She's certainly the most entertaining”
Cleveland.com on A Demon Summer
Death in Cornwall by G.M. Malliet is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727850386||4th January 2022||140 X 225mm||240||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727850386||28th October 2021||140 X 225mm||240||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448306305||1st December 2021||N/A||224||$24.99|
|Ebook||9781448306305||1st December 2021||N/A||224||£20.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781448308798||30th August 2022||150 X 228mm||240||$36.95|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781448308798||30th June 2022||150 X 228mm||240||£22.99|
|Paperback||9781448306312||30th August 2022||138 X 216mm||224||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781448306312||30th June 2022||138 X 216mm||224||£12.99|
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