The Mermaid's Call (Cornish Mysteries #3)

A darkly atmospheric tale of mystery and intrigue

Katherine Stansfield
AUD $19.99
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1845. When a man is found dead along the Cornish coast, Shilly and Anna are asked to investigate. Could there be a simple explanation or does the local talk of sirens have some truth to it after all?

Cornwall, 1845. Shilly has always felt a connection to happenings that are not of this world, a talent that has proved invaluable when investigating dark deeds with master of disguise, Anna Drake. The women opened a detective agency with help from their newest member and investor, Mathilda, but six long months have passed without a single case to solve and tensions are growing.

It is almost a relief when a man is found dead along the Morwenstow coast and the agency is sought out to investigate. There are suspicions that wreckers plague the coast, luring ships to their ruin with false lights - though nothing has ever been proved. Yet with the local talk of sirens calling victims to the sea to meet their end, could something other-worldly be responsible for the man's death?

Author bio:

Katherine Stansfield is a novelist and poet whose novels The Visitor and The Magpie Tree have won the Holyer an Gof Fiction Award. She grew up in the wilds of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and lived on the west coast of Wales for many years.

Category: Crime & mystery
ISBN: 9780749024970
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Allison & Busby
Series: Cornish Mysteries
Pub Date: April 2020
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Crime & mystery