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December 2, 2023

Murder on the Cornish Cliffs by Verity Bright ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

A festive invitation from an old family friend, the promise of gingerbread at the village inn, snowy walks on the Cornish coast with Gladstone the bulldog… But wait, is that a body on the beach?

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book cover of cozy mystery Murder on the Cornish Cliffs by Verity Bright
November 2023; Bookouture; 978-1837907663
audio, ebook, print (296 pages); cozy mystery

Murder on the Cornish Cliffs
 is the 16th book in the Verity Brights 1920s Lady Eleanor Swift mystery series. You don't have to have read the previous books to enjoy this one.

While Eleanor was looking forward to spending Christmas at Henley Hall with her staff and fiancé when Clifford receives a letter from her late Uncle's friend seeking his help she feels she must go to the friend's aid. What she finds upon arrival is a bit odd. A body is found at the bottom of the cliffs, her Uncle's friend is convinced that the man was involved in the occult, the elderly aunts may not be mentally all there, and what is up with the nephew?

I always miss when the household staff ladies are not in the book, but it was nice seeing how the sleuthing dynamic between Clifford and Eleanor will change (or not) when Eleanor and Hugh get married. 

I thought the Cornish manor that Eleanor is visiting would've made a better Halloween setting, I enjoyed learning some of the traditional Cornwall holiday festivities we get to experience with Eleanor.

Recently I've been able to solve the mystery in several of the cozy mysteries I've long read, so I was happy that this mystery had me stumped. 

If you are looking for a little murder alongside your holiday fun, then you should get this book.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour

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  1. Thanks for the review Donna - glad you didn't guess the culprit!