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A Celestial Affair By Daphne Neville
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1999. Twelve years have passed since Trengillion was covered in a deep blanket of snow and since then much has changed. Ned Stanley, the village school's headmaster, has retired and the inn is, yet... More > again, under new ownership. Throughout Cornwall, businesses are making final preparations for the half a million extra tourists predicted to visit the county in August for the much hyped solar eclipse. An event which, unbeknown to the residents of the peaceful fishing village, will bring in its wake far more than a large influx of holiday makers. A Celestial Affair is the sixth book in a series of seven set in Cornwall on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula. The books cover a timespan of sixty years.< Less
The Chocolate Box Holiday By Daphne Neville
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Sandra Burton was delighted to hear that she had won a family summer holiday in Pentrillick, Cornwall, and imagined twenty-one days of blissful happiness relaxing in the sun with not a care in the... More > world. However, unbeknown to Sandra, the inclusion of her husband’s mother and his maiden aunt in the three week holiday meant that not all family members would be happy to just idle away time. For a recent unsolved murder in Pentrillick would intrigue the two not-so-young ladies, and after examining the facts, they would feel duty-bound to see if they could help bring about a satisfactory conclusion to the mystery. The Chocolate Box Holiday is the first in a new light-hearted series of books set in Pentrillick on the south coast of Cornwall.< Less
The Old Tile House By Daphne Neville
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Anna Greenwood had never been to Cornwall, yet she’d had a strong desire to visit the county for as long as she could remember. As her twenty-third birthday was drawing near, she decided to... More > satisfy that yearning by booking a fortnight’s holiday. After searching the internet, she finally chose to stay at The Old Tile House in Penzance, for no other reason than she was fascinated by an old picture of the building and in particular its three tall chimneys. Her holiday began well. The weather was kind, she made friends and enjoyed the sights, but then new guests arrived at The Old Tile House and things changed in a most peculiar way. The Old Tile House is a standalone novella of 43,000 words and an introduction to Pentrillick, a village situated on the south coast of Cornwall which will feature in a new series of mystery books.< Less
Trengillion’s Jubilee Jamboree By Daphne Neville
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2012. Preparations are well underway for celebrations to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and in the City construction work is almost complete and ready for London to host the 2012 Olympic... More > Games. In Cornwall, the inhabitants of Trengillion, having decided they would also like to celebrate the Queen's sixty year reign, begin to organise festivities which, unbeknown to them, will long be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, for retired headmaster Ned Stanley, talk of the Diamond Jubilee stirs many memories and emotions, for it is sixty years since he first set foot on Trengillion's soil. Trengillion's Jubilee Jamboree is the 7th and final book in the Cornish Mystery Series. The series covers village life over a period of sixty years, from 1952 to 2012.< Less
A Pasty In A Pear Tree By Daphne Neville
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For the second year running, a Christmas Wonderland is taking place in the extensive and beautiful grounds of Pentrillick House in Cornwall, where a small fair, a fortune teller, and a lakeside... More > café run by a French patissier are amongst the many attractions. A week after its opening, Hetty and Lottie arrive in the village to take up residence in Primrose Cottage. The young-at-heart twin sisters have much to look forward to: carol singing, festive baking, and the knees-up in the Crown and Anchor on New Year’s Eve. With decorations up everywhere, it seems that everything in the village is ready for the jollifications to begin. But then, just fifteen days before Christmas, someone is found dead in the grounds of Pentrillick House, and the locals and Wonderland’s visiting tradespeople are faced with the possibility of there being a murderer in their midst. 'A Pasty in a Pear Tree' is the second in the light-hearted Pentrillick Mystery series located on the south coast of Cornwall.< Less
The Suitcase in the Attic By Daphne Neville
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July 2017. Sexagenarian twin sisters, Hetty and Lottie, are very enthusiastic about having their attic converted into living accommodation and anticipate much excitement during the summer months... More > while the work is in progress, especially so when Lottie’s seventeen-year-old grandson, Zac, arrives to stay with them during the school holiday. However, what they have not anticipated is the discovery of an old suitcase concealed beneath the floorboards in the attic. Its contents suggest it was packed during World War Two and this puzzles them. Why is it there? Who did it belong to? Who put it there? And why is it hidden beneath the floorboards? “We need answers!” declares Hetty. And that was just what the sisters and their friends set out to find. 'The Suitcase in the Attic' is a light-hearted story and the third in the Pentrillick Cornish Mystery series located on the south coast of West Cornwall.< Less
Sea, Sun, Cads and Scallywags By Daphne Neville
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Summer 1967. The Swinging Sixties are at their height and Trengillion in Cornwall is much changed since the early 1950s. Charles, the last of Trengillion’s prestigious family, has died and... More > his former home, Penwynton House, is up for sale, causing much consternation amongst villagers as to the future of the rambling neglected building. Inside Bluebell Woods, the children of the village, wrapped in a world of pop stars, music and fashion, spend much of the school holidays playing in and around their makeshift den. At The Ringing Bells Inn, Landlord Frank Newton and his wife, Dorothy, concede it is time to think of retirement. Meanwhile, visitors come and go and life goes on as normal. Or does it? The strange behaviour of some visitors raises many questions. A subsequent supposed accident causes much gossip, and the evolving summer turns out to be anything but normal. Sea, Sun, Cads and Scallywags is the third in a series of seven books located in Trengillion on Cornwall’s beautiful Lizard Peninsula.< Less
Polquillick By Daphne Neville
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Summer 1953. Following their wedding, Ned Stanley and his bride head for The Ringing Bells Inn in Cornwall for a month-long honeymoon. Several days later they are joined by Ned's best friend, George... More > Clarke, who has recently split up with his girlfriend. By nature, George is very much a happy-go-lucky young man, but within days of his arrival in Cornwall, strange dreams begin to disrupt his sleep. Dreams which, as the days unfold, dominate his thoughts, test his mettle, and threaten his very being. Polquillick is the second in a series of seven books located in Trengillion on Cornwall's beautiful Lizard Peninsula. The first - The Ringing Bells Inn - was released in April 2014.< Less
Grave Allegations By Daphne Neville
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1976; summer is fast approaching and the British Isles is on the verge of a severe drought. However, the hot, dry weather is welcome news for Cornwall's holiday trade, and Wild West enthusiast,... More > Raymond Withers, and his long suffering wife, Gloria, who run Trengillion's Inn, anticipate a lucrative season. At the end of June, a stranger appears on the scene bearing the name Penwynton, causing consternation amongst locals, for the Penwynton name died out with the death of Charles ten years earlier. Consequently, the hundred year old mystery regarding Grenville Penwynton who vanished from the family home once again becomes a topical conversation. Meanwhile, the newly arrived students socialise with Trengillion's youngsters; Molly Smith makes elderflower champagne, and Ned, the village school's headmaster, reaches the grand age of fifty. Grave Allegations is the fourth in a series of seven books located in Trengillion on Cornwall's beautiful Lizard Peninsula. The series covers a period of sixty years.< Less
The Ringing Bells Inn By Daphne Neville
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February 1952 and the country is in mourning following the death of King George V1. On a train leaving London's Paddington Station, Ned Stanley is bound for Cornwall to convalesce after an energy... More > sapping bout of glandular fever. He has accommodation booked at the Ringing Bells Inn located on the Lizard Peninsula in the small fishing village of Trengillion on Cornwall’s beautiful south coast. Ned assumes his stay at the Ringing Bells Inn will be soothingly tranquil and a complete contrast to London where he teaches history at a secondary modern school. But the old Cornish village, Ned is soon to discover, has a guilty secret and he will rapidly find himself committed to resolve an intriguing mystery regarding the sinister disappearance of Jane Hunt, a local girl who worked at the Inn but has not been seen since she vanished the previous summer.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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