Manna from Hades, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Eleanor Trewynn, recently widowed, returns home from years of working overseas to retire to the cozy village of Port Maybn in Cornwall, England.

Even in retirement though, she continues her charity work, leasing out the first floor of her house to a charity shop.

One morning as she opens the shop, she finds both a particularly valuable donation and a corpse stuffed into the storeroom.

The donation is linked to a violent robbery in London but the corpse looks nothing like the robbers being sought by the police.

With the help of her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, and, begrudgingly, Detective Inspector Scumble, Eleanor is determined to unscramble this confounding case of daring theft, double cross, and murder most foul.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781780336480



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Was interested to see how this new series from Dunn would compare to her Daisy Dalrymple series. Eleanor Trewynn is an interesting character, having spent her life overseas working for a British charity, following her husband's death she's retired to a small Cornish villiage having used her savings to set up a charity shop. 1960s Cornwall gives lots of scope for local colour, and absent minded Eleanor and her Westie Teazel seem to be good central characters for a new mystery series and I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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