Cornish Mystery

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 369 ratings

Manna from Hades Publisher's Summary

Eleanor Trewynn is a widow of some years living in Port Mabyn, a small fishing village in Cornwall, England. In her younger days, she traveled the exotic parts of the world with her husband. These days she's retired and founded the local charity shop. Her niece, Megan Pencarrow, transferred nearby and was recently promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant. Perhaps the only downside is that she is now working for a DI who doesn't approve of women on the police force and who really doesn't much approve of Megan's aunt Eleanor, as she is something of a thorn in his rather substantial side.

All of these factors collide when, the day after collecting donations, Eleanor and the vicar's wife find the dead body of a long-haired, scruffy-looking youth hidden in the stockroom of the charity shop. Then they discover that some donated jewelry thought to be fake is actually very real, very expensive, and the haul from a violent robbery in London. Making matters more complex, the corpse found in the storeroom is apparently not one of the robbers.

Carola Dunn's Manna from Hades is a confounding Cornish case of daring theft, double-cross, and a wily older woman confronted by a case of murder most foul.

©2009 Carola Dunn (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Manna from Hades

    • The Cornish Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    Eleanor Trewynn is a widow of some years living in Port Mabyn, a small fishing village in Cornwall, England. In her younger days, she traveled the exotic parts of the world with her husband. These days, she's retired and founded the local charity shop. Her niece, Megan Pencarrow, transferred nearby and was recently promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No Thanks

    • By John S. on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • A Colourful Death

    • A Cornish Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Eleanor Trewynn is a recently retired widow who has moved to the small village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall. Neither frail nor retiring, after a lifetime of traveling the world, she's ready for an uneventful life with her dog and friends in this quiet town. Unfortunately, excitement seems to happen around her. Her friend and neighbor, artist Nick Gresham, returns from a trip only to find several of his paintings slashed, reportedly by rival local artist Geoffrey Clarke.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the story

    • By Chris Geschwantner on 03-14-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • The Valley of the Shadow

    • A Cornish Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    While out on a walk, Eleanor Trewynn, her niece Megan, and her neighbor Nick spot a young, half-drowned Indian man floating in the water. Delirious and concussed, he utters a cryptic message about his family being trapped in a cave and his mother dying. The young man, unconscious and unable to help, is whisked away to a hospital while a desperate effort is mounted to find the missing family in time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and sleepy

    • By Danielle Ortiz on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • Buried in the Country

    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel. Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a local solicitor when she is assigned to help provide security.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • We NEED More Cornish Mystery books

    • By Chelle on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $24.47