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“In this charming romance set in 1911 Penzance, England,” a mysterious crime brings an innocent young maid together with a handsome constable (Publishers Weekly).
Cornwall, 1911. Young lady’s maid Effie Pengelly is confused and alarmed when a constable comes to question her regarding an unidentified dead man. Though Alexander Dawes is quite charming, the matter is grave indeed. It seems the mysterious man had come to town asking for Effie’s whereabouts just the day before. She tells Alex honestly that she’d never seen the man before. But even as the investigation moves on, he seeks out any excuse to talk to Effie.
As the weeks go by, an undeniable connection sparks between Alex and Effie. But the well-born Constable knows his family would never allow him to marry a miner’s daughter. As the mysteries of love and crime collide, and Alex’s investigation leads to some surprising discoveries, it may also lead Alex and Effie to the future they deserve.
Aiken (A Cornish Maid) specializes in the minutiae that make a period piece come alive. In this charming romance set in 1911 Penzance, England, the town butcher discovers a dead body in the lending library's courtyard. The day before, the deceased man stopped at the library and asked about Miss Pengelly, a general maid for the reclusive Mrs. Thatchell. When handsome constable Alexander Dawes questions Effie Pengelly, she truthfully says she's never seen the man. Na ve Effie begins taking long walks with Alex, but he's the son of gentry, and she's the daughter of a miner; both believe their parents would object if they got serious. Misunderstandings regarding more proper matches cause a rift, while wild speculations fly regarding the unidentified body. A private investigator shows up, and his questions and Alex's deductions lead to a surprising conclusion. Several romances thrive in the novel, all with a period-appropriate moral overtone.