The Cornish Coast Murder (British Library Crime Classics)

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Never, even in his most optimistic moments, had he visualised a scene of this nature himself in one arm-chair, a police officer in another, and between them . . . a mystery.” So thinks the Reverend Dodd vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen and a reader of detective novels when an actual mystery unexpectedly lands on his doorstep in The Cornish Coast Murder. Julius Tregarthan, a secretive and ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen, shot through the head and the local police investigator is baffled by the complete absence of clues. Fortunately for the inspector, the Reverend Dodd is at hand, ready to put his lifetime of vicarious detecting experience to the test.
           
This newest installment in the British Library Crime Classics series takes readers to Cornwall for a perfect example of the cozy mystery, sure to charm all fans of the genre.

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John Bude was the pseudonym of Ernest Elmore (1901 57), who wrote thirty crime novels, all of which are now very rare. He was cofounder of the Crime Writers’ Association and worked in the theater as a producer and director.

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"Ernest Elmore, under the pseudonym John Bude, takes readers to the Cornish village of Boscawen where the vicar, Reverend Dodd, a reader and fan of mystery stories, finds himself in the middle of an actual mystery. When Julius Tregarthan is found shot in the head, the local police are completely puzzled and are unable to find any clues in his house. Fortunately, they have Reverend Dodd to help them solve the mystery. Vivid descriptions of the Cornish coast, a realistic cast of characters, and a mesmerizing plot make this a timeless story that exhibits all the characteristics of a cozy mystery as appealing today as it was when originally published in 1935." (Publishers Weekly)

“The British Library has an interesting sideline in republishing neglected books by forgotten authors. This is the first of thirty detective stories by John Bude, a crime novelist not so much forgotten by contemporary readers as never heard of in the first place, which is a pity, because his books are good examples of the straightforward murder mysteries from the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of crime writing. . . . Bude’s books . . . are easy-reading period pieces that deserve to be revived.” (Literary Review)

“A very entertaining mystery, a fairly quick and enjoyable read. . . . It is good to have Bude’s work brought back into print.” (Classic Mysteries blog)

“John Bude is a welcome addition to an exciting explosion of classic crime reprints from a variety of independent presses and the British Library seems to be leading the way in discovering forgotten writers well worth reading. You’d do well to acquaint yourself with his entertaining mysteries.” (Pretty Sinister Books)

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