Buried in the Country
Carola Dunn

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Narrated By: Wanda McCaddon

Duration: 9 hours and 22 minutes

What to expect

After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel.

Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a local solicitor when she is assigned to help provide security for the conference. Two African students, refugees from Ian Smith’s Rhodesia, arrive for the conference, escorted by Megan’s bête noire from Scotland Yard. They are followed by two mysterious and sinister Londoners, whose allegiances and connections to the conference and the missing solicitor are unclear. With a raging storm having trapped everyone in the hotel, the stage is set for murder, and it’s up to Eleanor and Megan to uncover the truth before more lives are lost.

Genre

Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Crime and mystery fiction

Listen to a sample

“AudioFile Golden Voice Wanda McCaddon[‘s]…mature timbre is a perfect match for Eleanor Trewynn..McCaddon is a master at delivering the multiple accents of the diverse characters—from London hooligans to African college students. McCaddon delivers the perfect leisurely paced cozy.”

AudioFile

“A storm raging against the Cornish countryside provides the perfect backdrop for the fourth Cornish Mystery featuring… two strong female characters…Good plotting, witty dialogue, and sound authentic characters bring this mystery to life.”

RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“Fans of British cozies with Miss Marple–style sleuths will enjoy the latest from the prolific Dunn.”

Booklist

“The rewards of this entertaining cozy include characters with depth, an interesting bit of history, and an exciting chase through the moors.”

Publishers Weekly

“Intrigue comes to 1960s Cornwall in this fourth case for the sensible, keenly observant widow Eleanor Trewynn…Dunn’s rural setting and femme d’un certain age protagonist offer a few comforting stock characters of the classic English country house murder…[but also] evokes the 1960s with a female detective and two African student revolutionaries.”