A Colourful Death, Paperback
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After a lifetime of travel and experiences, widow Eleanor Trewynn is more than happy to retire to the sleepy village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall - but unfortunately, excitement seems to follow her around! Her friend and neighbour, artist Nick Gresham, discovers several of his paintings in his shop have been slashed and destroyed.

The finger of suspicion rests on rival local artist Geoffrey Monmouth but when Nick and Eleanor go to have it out with him, they find Monmouth's stabbed body in his studio - and Nick is immediately flagged up as most likely suspect.

DI Scumble and DS Megan Pencarrow, Eleanor's niece, have been assigned to investigate the murder but Eleanor isn't leaving anything to chance - but once she starts investigating she learns Nick is far from being the only candidate with a compelling motive for murder...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781780336497



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The second book in the Cornish mystery series from Dunn. There's lots of local atmosphere, mists on the moors, high hills to climb, and Eleanor is an engaging central character - I particularly liked that she got to use her Aikido skills in this book. These aren't taxing scary novels, I guessed the identity of the murderer really early on, but in getting to the solution Eleanor, Nick and Megan get to visit interesting places and people, so the journey was an enjoyable one.

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