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review A Colourful Death 103 ↠ Eleanor Trewynn is a recently retired widow who has moved to the small village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall A lifetime of traveling the world working for a charitable organization in some of the poorest parts of the world has made her capable of handling nearly anything Now however Eleanor is ready for an uneventful life with her dogIrlfriend Nick Gresham is the most likely suspect and immediately under a dark cloud of suspicion Detective Inspector Scumble and DS Megan Pencarrow Eleanor’s niece have been assigned to investigate the murder but Eleanor isn’t leaving anything to chance Once she starts doing a little investigating of her own she learns that Nick is far from the only one with a compelling motive for murder   ?. Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple books are lightweight murdery fun so I had high hopes for this Alas no This is a different series about a crime solving old lady It's long trying to be complex and plodding A pity because the two protagonists widowed charity shop worker and Aikido practitioner Eleanor Trewynn and her niece Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow could have been interesting They just needed a better book Certainly one that didn't make the culprit obvious from the moment the crime is discovered Also one that didn't turn the police into idiots I mean I'm no expert but I don't think they let suspects and witnesses sit in on interviews with other witnesses Also the cutesy acronym CaRaDoC used for the Cornish police just irritated meI spent a lot of the book trying to work out when it was set It seemed modern — everyone drives and Eleanor lives next to a Chinese restaurant — but was also oddly old fashioned I eventually guessed it might be the 1970s although that was never set out It was only when I reached the end of the book and read the advertisement for the next book that I realised it was the 1960sI did like the dog though

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Eleanor Trewynn is a recently retired widow who has moved to the small village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall A lifetime of traveling the world working for a charitable organization in some of the poorest parts of the world has made her capable of handling nearly anything Now however Eleanor is ready for an uneventful life with her dog and friends in this uiet town but unfortunately excitement seems to. Another terrific yarn with Eleanor Trewynn as the leading characterAlways in such good humour too

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A Colourful DeathFollow her aroundHer friend and neighbor artist Nick Gresham returns to Port Mabinogion from a trip to London to find several of his paintings slashed likely by rival local artist Geoffrey Monmouth When Nick goes to have it out with him with Eleanor in tow they find Monmouth’s body in his studio he’s been fatally stabbed in the back Accused of the crime at the scene by Monmouth’s hysterical g. Disappointing I haven't read the Daisy Dalrymple stories for which this author is best knownso can’t compare This was a perfectly enjoyable lightweight whodunnit – an artist is found murdered and it seems that everyone he knew thinks the world will be a better place without him Enter our heroine an elderly widow with an improbable combination of absent mindedness and great acuity Fair enough if nothing special But the book seems to have been set in the 1960s for no better reason than to allow characters to be shocked at the idea of artists living in a commune or an old people’s home having a black nurse Our elderly widow isn’t shocked but that’s only because she has travelled the world and seen far worse in Darkest Africa or the like I appreciate that a setting without mobile phones is useful in detective stories but I did feel that the author evoked some of the least sympathetic aspects for the recent past without its adding to ambience or plot