A Cornish Evil

Loveday's boss, magazine publisher Merrick Tremayne, has married his housekeeper, Connie Bishop, in Truro Cathedral. But celebrations in an exclusive country house hotel come to an abrupt end when a woman is found murdered in one of the upstairs bedrooms.

Loveday's partner, Detective Inspector Sam Kitto, takes charge of the investigation. No one is allowed to leave the hotel. The situation is sensitive, but until his officers must interview everyone…even his friends are suspects.

As the hunt to find a killer spreads across Cornwall more distress is in store for the Tremayne family. Marietta Olsen, girlfriend of Merrick's half-bother, Cadan, has disappeared. Has she really taken herself off to a retreat as her parents maintain…or is something more sinister going on?

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The 9th book in the Loveday Mystery Series


Set against the sweeping lanscapes and rugged coast of Cornwall this nine-volume series tells the story of journalist Loveday Ross as she balances murder investigations with saving an ailing magazine.

She’s intuitive and trusts her instincts, but the blossoming romance between her and Detective Inspector Sam Kitto, gives her an insight into his cases – an insight he’d rather she never had.

The series follows their conflicting yet endearing relationship where brutal murders are set against the dramatic backdrop of Cornwall.


Stories of romance and adventure set against a background of sweeping seascapes, secret coves and towering granite cliffs.

It’s the 1760s and times are turbulent in wild and beautiful Cornwall. Smuggling and wrecking is rife and the fishing families of Mellin Cove are struggling to survive.

Strangers in their midst constantly herald danger. How much longer can the St Neots of Mellin Hall protect their people from the menace of those who seek to harm them?


Get caught up in the passions, lies, and secrets of the engaging – and not so engaging - characters.

Enticing tales set in the magical Scottish Highlands, sea-lapped Cornish coves, and majestically rugged North Yorkshire.