Thomas Chatwin

MAIL FOR A MURDERER

It’s a beautiful summer’s day in Cornwall, and a placid, sleepy atmosphere has settled over a little town at the mouth of the River Fowey. Daphne Penrose is out on her postal round when she notices that a window in the old fisherman’s house has been open for two days in a row. The house, it emerges, has been ransacked and no trace can be found of its occupant, Mrs McKallan, a painter from Scotland.

At the same time, Daphne’s husband Francis retrieves a male corpse from the water near the ferry to Polruan; the body belongs to Edward Hammett, a shipowner. When two more deaths occur, Daphne and Francis quickly realise that the local Chief Inspector is overwhelmed. They begin a secret investigation of their own, using some rather, well, unique sleuthing methods…

Thomas Chatwin

Thomas Chatwin

Born in 1949, the literary academic Thomas Chatwin is exceedingly knowledgeable about all things English. He has a passion for Cornwall and spends every minute of his spare time there. Under his normal name, Claus Beling, he was responsible for international film productions based on novels, including a series of Rosamunde Pilcher films for the ZDF network. Through his long-standing friendship with Rosamunde Pilcher and the many holidays and trips they have spent together, he has gained many detailed insights into Cornish life.  

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