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 on and around the rugged coasts of Cornwall this 9 volume series tells the story of Glaswegian journalist Loveday Ross as she balances murder investigations with saving an ailing magazine.

Her insights are not always welcomed by law enforcement but nevertheless a blossoming romance with Detective Inspector Sam Kitto gives her an insight into cases he’d rather she never had.

The series mixes a conflicting yet endearing relationship with brutal murders set against the sweeping romantic Cornish backdrop.


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.