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FREE READ The Valley of the Shadow ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ë A cryptic message spurs Eleanor Megan and Nick Gresham on a frantic search for a refugee's missing family in The Valley of the Shadow a Cornish Mystery from Carola DunnWhile out on a walk Eleanor Trewynn her niece Megan and her neighbor Nick spot a young Ater 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 find the missing family in timeThe local police inspector presumes. enjoyable read

The Valley of the ShadowAter 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 find the missing family in timeThe local police inspector presumes. enjoyable read

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The Valley of the Shadow ã A cryptic message spurs Eleanor Megan and Nick Gresham on a frantic search for a refugee's missing family in The Valley of the Shadow a Cornish Mystery from Carola DunnWhile out on a walk Eleanor Trewynn her niece Megan and her neighbor Nick spot a young half drowned Indian man floating in the w. EXCERPT They walked on until the path petered out into terraces and steps of slate The abrupt edge was two or three feet above the smooth tops of the swells that surged onward to meet the stream in swirls of foam Clumps of thrift the flowerheads brown now clung in crevices here and there A grey and white herring gull launched itself into the air and joined its fellows circling overhead their raucous screams cutting through the constant yet ever changing sounds of moving water High above floated a buzzard Gorgeous said MeganGood enough Nick fiddled with his camera's settings peered through and fiddled some Megan jumped down a slate step Eleanor sat on it the sun warm on her back What's that Nick lowered the camera and pointed Eleanor peered wishing she had brought binoculars Something dark bobbed in the water A sealNo Megan's voice rang harsh It's a man And if he's not already dead he soon will beABOUT THIS BOOK 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 find the missing family in timeThe local police inspector presumes that they are refugees from East Africa abandoned by the smugglers who brought them into England so while the Cornwall countryside is being scoured for the family Eleanor herself descends into a dangerous den of smugglers in a desperate search to find the man responsible while there is still timeMY THOUGHTS I uite enjoyed this cosy mystery by Carola Dunn set in Cornwall I usually prefer my reading somewhat darker but I am a sucker for anything set in Cornwall And while this may be classed as a 'cosy' it is not at all twee like I have found some of them to be I enjoyed Eleanor's character and the mystery is a good solid one Plot development is steady and the characters are well rounded I would read of this series although I have tried another of this author's books and didn't find it particularly satisfying Although this is #3 in a series this book worked perfectly well as a stand alone 5 starsTHE AUTHOR Carola Dunn is the author of than 30 Regency romances as well as 16 mysteries the Daisy Dalrymple mystery series is set in England in the 1920s Ms Dunn was born and grew up in England where she got a BA in Russian and French from Manchester University She travelled as far as Fiji before returning to settle in California After 30 years in the US she says she still sounds as if she arrived a month agoPrior to writing Ms Dunn’s various jobs included market research child care construction from foundation trenches to roofing and writing definitions for a dictionary of science and technology She wrote her first novel in 1979 a Regency which she sold to Warner BooksNow living in Eugene Oregon Ms Dunn has a son in California who has just made her a grandmother and a large black dog named Willow who takes her for a walk by the Willamette River each morningDISCLOSURE I listened to the audiobook version of Valley of the Shadow by Carola Dunn narrated by Wanda McCaddon and published by Blackstone Audio via Overdrive All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own opinionsFor an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscomThis and other reviews are also published on my webpage DOWNLOAD Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Carola Dunn

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Carola Dunn ✓ 6 FREE READ That they are refugees from East Africa abandoned by the smugglers who brought them into England so while the Cornwall countryside is being scoured for the family Eleanor herself descends into a dangerous den of smugglers in a desperate search to find the man responsible while there is still ti. Carola Dunn is one of my favorite cozy writers I've enjoyed her Daisy Dalrymple series for years although I came to it in the middle so I have some catching up to do However this is the third in this series featuring Eleanor Treywynn a senior citizen who has retired to a small Cornish village I started following the series as soon as the first came out Cornwall is known for it's smugglers It's apparently an easy journey to France where smugglers could bring back cigarettes and French goods that had high taxes on them These books take place in the 70's before cell phones and computers A young man is found nearly dead in the sea Megan a detective sgt a niece of Eleanor's known affectionately at Nell has taken some time off for a picnic with her aunt and a local artist Eleanor keeps hoping that a romance will develop between Megan and the artist but so far no luck Megan jumps into the sea to save him Two hikers who are nearby offer assistance Since there are no cell phones Eleanor has to hike back up the steep hills find a hotel nearby and a telephone The young man is delirious and mutters something about the rest of his family in a cave Of course this being Britain the fog rolls in and doesn't want to leave However rescue boats get out and finally find the family trapped in a cave The family is Indian although they had lived in Africa for many years However now that the African companies are independent they are expelling Indian families who have lived there for generations Despite having British passports they are not allowed into Britain which does not want an excess of dark skinned people in their midst Sound familiar The book was a bit slow in spots but finishes at a rousing pace as everything comes together It's an interesting look at a particular location in Britain that like Ireland Scotland and Brittany in France had a large Celtic population