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Ian Carew left London to become a teacher in Mirebury, a town lost in the moors of Cornwall where everybody knows each other and life is quiet and pleasant. His elderly neighbour, Mrs Mary Hopkins, treats him like a son, and the local butcher, Jack Cochon, is his closest friend. All that is missing from Ian’s life is a good woman to share his bed with and a little adventur ...more
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Published June 2011 by Naked Snake Press
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I really enjoyed reading it. I liked the analysis of how a group of people can be influenced....and I liked discovering each of the characters - especially the special one first mentioned in the prologue.
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Apr 13, 2012 Michael Boxall rated it it was ok
Writing about unexciting people in unexciting places—assuming there are such things--is risky for obvious reasons. Kudos to Cameron Trost for accepting the challenge with Letterbox. The story itself is potentially dramatic: an old woman in a Cornish village finds a skull in her letterbox and believes it to be that of her long-dead husband. Unfortunately, the narrative potential of this discovery is outweighed by stylistic and technical problems. Instead of taking wing, Letterbox plods.
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Cameron Trost concocts tales that mix a strong dose of mystery with a hint of familiarity and dares you, Dear Reader, to drink deeply of his strange brew.

The characters who roam his tales of mystery and suspense include a botanist whose love for his rare plants is deep-rooted, a businessman who finds himself in the library of a stately Scottish manor, and an English couple on 'honeymoon' in a remo
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