To Perish in Penzance by Jeanne M. Dams
(Dorothy Martin Mysteries, No. 7)

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She was about twenty, with long blond hair, and her body was found a few days after she fell from the cliffs to her death on the rocks below. No one identified her; no one reported a missing girl. All the police knew was her rough age, that she’d had a child recently, and that she was very underweight.

Her death was a mystery that had haunted Alan Nesbitt, Dorothy Martin’s now-retired chief constable husband, since 1968. It didn’t matter that the incident had happened more than thirty years earlier; under the pretence of a ‘vacation’ to Cornwall, Dorothy was going to get to the bottom of the mystery for Alan . . . and uncover a new one while she was at it.

About Jeanne M. Dams

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Jeanne M. Dams is an Indiana native. Her first Dorothy Martin mystery, "The Body in the Transept," won the Agatha Award as Best First Mystery. A retired teacher, she has degrees from Perdue and Notre Dame, and lives in South Bend, IN.
Published August 12, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the seventh Dorothy Martin mystery (after 2000's Killing Cassidy), the retired Indiana school teacher and her husband, Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt (Ret.), escape from their rainy home in Sherebury to sunny Penzance, where Dorothy avowedly, and Alan less openly, hope to find evidence to solve ...

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When they are leaving this area to return home (after the solution of the crime), Dorothy comments that she does not want to return to Penzance.

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Alan and Dorothy go sightseeing and, by chance, meet an old acquaintance of Alan's, a man who had been a policeman in Cornwall just before Alan was transferred up and out.

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