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The curse of Penryth Hall : a mystery  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The curse of Penryth Hall : a mystery / Jess Armstrong.

Armstrong, Jess, (author.).


"After the Great War, American heiress Ruby Vaughn made a life for herself running a rare bookstore alongside her octogenarian employer and housemate in Exeter. She's always avoided dwelling on the past, even before the war, but it seems to have a way of finding her. When Ruby is forced to deliver a box of books to a folk healer living deep in the Cornish countryside, she is brought back to the one place she swore she'd never return. A more sensible soul would have delivered the package and left without rehashing old wounds. But no one has ever accused Ruby of being sensible. Thus begins her visit to Penryth Hall. A foreboding fortress, Penryth Hall is home to Ruby's once dearest friend, Tamsyn, and her husband, Sir Edward Chenowyth. It's an unsettling place, and after a more unsettling evening, Ruby is eager to depart. But her plans change when Penryth's bells ring for the first time in thirty years. Edward is dead; he met a gruesome end in the orchard, and with his death brings whispers of a returned curse. It also brings Ruan Kivell, the person whose books brought her to Cornwall, the one the locals call a Pellar, the man they believe can break the curse. Ruby doesn't believe in curses -- or Pellars -- but this is Cornwall and to these villagers the curse is anything but lore, and they believe it will soon claim its next victim: Tamsyn. To protect her friend, Ruby must work alongside the Pellar to find out what really happened in the orchard that night."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798891640139
  • Physical Description: 423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by St. Martin's Publishing Group.
Subject: Bookstores > Fiction.
Rare books > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Women booksellers > Fiction.
Large type books.
Cornwall (England : County) > Fiction.
Exeter (England) > Fiction.
Librairies > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Livres rares > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Bénédiction et malédiction > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Meurtre > Enquêtes > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Femmes libraires > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Livres en gros caractères.
Cornwall (Angleterre) > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
large print books.
Genre: large print books.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Gothic fiction.
Large print books.
Livres en gros caractères.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library LP FIC ARMSTR 113361 LARGE PRINT Available -

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