Peril at Somner House

Peril at Somner House

Book - 2010
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On an island off the coast of Cornwall, Lord Max Trevalyan is found dead of severe head wounds. The many suspects include Trevalyan's widow, her lover, and the gardener, whose daughter gave birth to Max's son. It's up to young future author Daphne du Maurier to find the killer.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books ; Godalming : Melia [distributor], 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312367169
0312367163
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHALLIS
Characteristics: 295 p. ; 22 cm

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dsargins
Apr 18, 2016

Silly book; full of anachronisms--can't seem to make up its mind of its time period. It is supposedly taking place before Daphne du Maurier was a published writer (1931) but refers to German bombers (WWII; WWI in the air was dog-fights and aces) and listening to Edith Piaf's 'Non Je ne Regrette Rien' (released 1960-1). And then some of the dialogue is straight Regency Romance ('devilish odd').

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maipenrai
Dec 21, 2013

SECOND IN Daphne du Maurier SERIES. LARGE PRINT AVAILABLE THRU MINN LINK

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MDianeRogers
May 15, 2011

A very good read. I'll be looking for more from this series.
The young Daphne du Maurier seems quite believable - although I found the depiction of her sister, Angela, interesting - perhaps reflecting somewhat Daphne's own later ambiguities.

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