- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: C & R Crime (25 Mar. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849013314
- ISBN-13: 978-1849013314
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple) Paperback – 25 Mar 2010
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A dauntless Daisy and good-natured fun. (Kirkus Reviews)
Appropriate historical detail and witty dialogue are the finishing touches on this engaging 1920s period piece. (Publishers Weekly)
As always, Dunn evokes the life and times of 1920s England while providing a plot that is a cut above the average British cosy. This will delight readers who love country-house mysteries. (Booklist)
For fans of Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. (Library Journal)
The fifth whodunnit in the Daisy Dalrymple murder mystery seriesSee all Product Description
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Gloria's father does not want the police contacted so Daisy must try and solve the crime and rescue Gloria before the ransom is paid. This is a fast paced story as Philip and Daisy along with several friends try and track down where the kidnappers are holding Gloria without arousing anyone's suspicions which stretches Daisy's powers of invention to the limit.
I enjoyed this story and loved the way Daisy's cousin is portrayed as a bit of a bumbler even though it soon becomes clear her understands more than he will admit to and would quite like to be involved in whatever the young people have going on. If you have not read any of this series before then this might not be a good one to start with though the series can be read in any order. This is an enjoyable mystery set in the 1920s and will appeal to readers who enjoyed David Roberts' Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne series.
The book is exciting and funny. Like a P.G. Wodehouse with a mystery attached to it. I loved it!
Unfortunately, they do posses the modern day dumb down disease, thus making the plots rather superficial. Not a great deal of sleuthing going on.
I love the twenties era, but the books fail to create a twenties atmosphere. I could be reading/seeing Frost or Morse, especially with all the "police rank talk" (AC superior etc.)..
Some objects, such as the cars are descriptive of the twenties and although I am sure that human nature in the twenties was as it is now, society was different. The author fails to bring this fact across. The books are too obviously written with the pen of a modern author. Still, it is relaxed reading.
I do wonder if Mrs Daisy Fletcher was loosely based on the "Murder she wrote' Mrs. Fletcher?? She would have been young around the twenties era. I only wish Daisy's husband would be a bit more sympathetic towards her even if it kills him to be undermined by a female.
There is nothing earth shatteringly different or challenging about these books, but what they do they do very well.
One day, while Phillip and Gloria were driving together, the car breaks down. Phillip tries to fix it, but they are set upon by some thugs. He is tied up and she is abducted. The kidnappers instruct poppa to raise a ransom without involving the police if he wants his beloved daughter back alive. Phillip turns to his childhood chum, Daisy Dalyrmple, to save the life of his beloved.
DAMSEL IN DISTRESS is a fun to read, who-done-it that ironically laughs at itself as well as high society. Daisy and the support cast (both the recurring and new characters) are all wonderful in a zany way, making this a series worth reading.