The Cornish Coast Murder

John Bude
Published by British Library Publishing

The Cornish Coast Murder is a classic mystery novel from the Golden Age of British crime fiction penned by Ernest Elmore under the pseudonym of John Bude.

The Reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside and heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. However, the vicar’s peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, a secretive and ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head.

The local police inspector is baffled by the complete absence of clues. Suspicion seems to fall on Tregarthan’s niece, Ruth, but surely that young woman lacks the motive to shoot her uncle dead in cold blood? Luckily for Inspector Bigswell, the Reverend Dodd is on hand and ready to put his keen understanding of the criminal mind to the test. This classic mystery novel of the Golden Age of British crime writing is set against the vividly described backdrop of a fishing village on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast. It is now republished for the first time since the 1930s.

Published by British Library Publishing

288 pages

Hardback

190 mm x 132 mm

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