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Carola Dunn
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16 Feb 2012 Daisy Dalrymple Mystery 20
Daisy's hot on the trail of a murdered writer! September 1926, and Daisy's in Derbyshire, visiting an old school friend who's currently employed by a novelist as his personal secretary. Sylvia Richmond has asked Daisy to investigate discreetly as she suspects something is seriously amiss with him. Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and friends all living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle who has been supporting them through his pseudonymous Western sales. When he took ill a while back Sylvia carried on penning the books, only to find that her versions led to an increase in sales and advances. And now she fears someone in the house is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and keep Sylvia writing the better paid versions. Before Daisy can even begin a bit of decent investigating however, Birtwhistle dies under suspicious circumstances - and Daisy now faces a death to untangle with a household of suspects... and a husband who is less pleased to find his wife in the centre of a murder investigation! Praise for the Daisy Dalrymple series: Cunning... appropriate historical detail and witty dialogue are the finishing touches on this engaging 1920s period piece. Publisher's 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

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (16 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780331398
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780331393
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The 20th and very latest Daisy Darymple adventure!

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Carola Dunn is the author of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries. Born and raised in England, the author now lives in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff 18 Dec 2012
By Graham R. Hill VINE VOICE
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This is a very fine addition to the series. Who knows how accurate the descriptions of time and place are, but they're evocative. Dunn has always had a nice - if cliched - eye for character. One word of advice though - she should give up on the Irish characters. Not for the first time the words placed in the mouth of the one here are beyond caricature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cowboys and murderers 15 Jun 2012
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A very novel background with a complex home dynamic to the deceased and his family. I think one of the great strengths to this book was the demonstration of how a great tragedy can affect people, and how some people can rise to the occasion and grow as personalities. The changes wrought on the family is excellently handled with Carola Dunn's usual light touch, and as always the interactions between her characters are delightful, and draw the reader in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 23 April 2012
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The book was a very good read as are all the Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries. I love the story line eg how the mystery unfolds, as well as seeing how the relationship between Daisy and her husband The Chief Inspector develops. Cannot wait to read the next one in the series. Well done Amazon for bring the series to Kindle at very reasonable prices.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guilty pleasures... 23 July 2012
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Some reviewers of the Mummy porn "grey" series have noted that a Kindle is the best medium to read guilty pleasures. The Daisy Dalrymple series fits the bill here, not as mummy porn-perish the thought, but in the world of (allegedly) golden age country house mysteries. This series makes the average "cosy" seem "hard-boiled"! They are simply preposterous, cliche ridden, with plot holes you could drive your taximeter cabriolet through and still leave room for an army of rustic "ooh-aring" forelock tugging lower orders on each side...however, having taken the first one cheap on kindle, I became hooked and via library and charity shop have read more than half of the series and will hunt down the rest (although not at kindle full price) to guiltily enjoy the exploits of the Hon. Daisy. I can't explain the appeal, I just like them. If this helps to intrigue you, the first three in the series were available on kindle recently as an omnibus quite cheaply. Go on, on kindle no-one can see that it's not some snooty booker literary author that you have to pretend to like...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fabulous 10 Mar 2012
By joma
I loved this book, as I did the other 19. The characters are well written and enjoyable. The story flows well, and the authors descriptive powers are amazing. You can lose yourself in the story and feel as if you are standing right beside the characters. LOVE the Daisy Dalrymple books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars mystery at it's best 14 May 2014
By sweepy
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excellent read. very enjoyable. recommend this and all the books in this series, difficult to put down and can not wait to read the latest in this series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite so good 4 April 2014
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I have been a bit disappointed by this book. The plot is a bit contrived but as I have a chapter still to finish - too tired last night - maybe I will revise my opinion but it does not start well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Carola Dunn
Carola Dunn justs get better and better. Each new book in this series is better and would recommend anyone who has not read her before to give it a try.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Sue McClymont
5.0 out of 5 stars Gone West
An author I really enjoy and to have the book straightaway to read was excellent and led to me getting a Kindle
Published 9 months ago by Jayne Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Part of the Daisy Dalrymple series
A thoroughly good read. Very nice period touches. Well worth a look to any ladies who love mysteries. Highly recommended.
Published 13 months ago by Tigerlily*
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept me interested
Not quite as good as some other "Daisy" stories, but as usual had plenty suspects and a surprising culprit. That being said, the motive was rather weak.
Published 18 months ago by Solitude
4.0 out of 5 stars Gone West
Another light hearted murder mystery from Carola Dunn, nothing too challenging. I would have liked more about her reporting and home life this time though.
Published 19 months ago by LizzieB
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss marple fan
I wasn't sure what to expect, but the book was well written and kept me guessing right to the end. True Agatha Christie style.
Published 19 months ago by Inger Perkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good mystery in the Daisy series
I've been reading these for a while now, and I still look forward to getting a new one. It's great that the author manages to keep these fresh after 20 books, but the plots remain... Read more
Published 22 months ago by snowqueen01
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