6 exciting page-turning murder mysteries set against the atmospheric background of Cornwall where tales of smuggling and adventure still abound …
MEET LOVEDAY ROSS
Former Scottish journalist, now editor of a popular Cornish magazine. People confide in her, but her sense of justice frequently puts her in harm’s way, and puts her at odds with the investigations of her partner, handsome Detective Inspector Sam Kitto. Follow Loveday and her friends as they find themselves in the throes of one adventure after another.
>>> A CORNISH REVENGE #1
A bleak Cornish clifftop strewn with the derelict remains of old tin mines.
It seems to magazine editor, Loveday Ross, an odd place for an art class, but then her artist friend, Lawrence Kemp, had been acting strangely recently.
As her camera clicks, taking pictures for the article she’s planning, a grim sight emerges from the receding tide far below.
It’s the body of a man!
He’s been tied hand and foot into the shingle cove - deliberately left to drown!
But why has the discovery made Lawrence so edgy?
And why are his students, Kit Armitage and Abbie Grainger, so affected by the killing?
Detective Inspector Sam Kitto doesn’t appreciate finding a journalist at the murder scene, and Loveday isn't happy being a suspect.
<<< A CORNISH KIDNAPPING #2 (A Long Short Story)
Believing that the remote Black Swan Inn, with it's idyllic waterside location, could provide a romantic feature for her Cornish magazine, editor Loveday Ross, accepts an invitation to go along and interview Marika Sweet, the woman who claims to be its owner.
But the inn is not the idyllic creak-side hostelry Loveday had imagined - and there is no sign of Marika.
>>> A CORNISH VENGEANCE #3 (A Long Short Story)
The body of wealthy Cornish boat-builder, Silas Venning, is found hanged in a remote wood. Gossip about how he met his demise is rife amongst the county's party set.
His widow, celebrated artist, Laura Anstey, is convinced it's murder and enlists the help of magazine editor, Loveday Ross, to help her prove it.
>>> A CORNISH OBSESSION #4
It's a snowy December night and Jago Tilley is making an unsteady way home from the village pub. He doesn’t know that by morning he will be dead!
It falls to DI Sam Kitto, of Devon and Cornwall Police, to investigate the old fisherman’s brutal murder, and once again magazine editor, Loveday Ross, finds herself involved in her policeman boyfriend’s case.
Suspicion falls on the dead man’s disreputable nephew, Billy Travis. But what is his relationship with St Ives gallery owner, Zachariah Paxton-Quinn?
Loveday’s boss, Merrick Tremayne, is acting distinctly out of character. Could his strange mood have something to do with her discovery of a burglar rummaging through the magazine’s old archive files?
And then there is the glamorous Dutch boutique owner, Sabine De Fries. What is her connection with the Tremayne family?
>>> A CORNISH MALICE #5
When Silas Venning, boss of luxury yacht building company, Venning Marine, is found hanged in a remote wood, it shocks the whole of Cornwall.
Gossip about how he met his demise is rife amongst the county's smart set.
It looks like suicide, but his widow, celebrated artist Laura Anstey, tells Loveday he would never take his own life, and she pleads for her help.
But Loveday has troubles of her own. News that a former employee of Silas’s has been mown down by a hit and run driver as he is released from Exeter Prison paralyses her with fear.
She knows her partner, Detective Inspector Sam Kitto, had gone to the jail that morning to settle a score with the dead man. What she doesn’t know is…was it Sam who killed him?
Developed from a previously published short story, A Cornish Vengeance.