(From the publisher):
With his good friend Richard Jury on a fool's errand in Northern Ireland, Melrose Plant tries - in vain - to escape his aunt and his Long Piddleton lethargy by fleeing to Cornwall. There, high on a rocky promontory overlooking the sea, he rents a house - one furnished with tragic memories. But his Cornwallian reveries are tempered by the local waiter/cab driver/amateur magician. The industrious Johnny Wells seems unflappable - until his beloved aunt disappears. Now, Plant is dragged into the disturbing pasts of everyone involved - and a murder mystery that only Richard Jury can solve...
Original title: The Lamorna Wink
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural