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pleasant light reading,
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This review is from: Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple Mystery) (A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery) (Paperback)
As usual with Ms Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple series there is a well-constructed plot at the heart of the book. But equally important is the well-drawn world that the characters inhabit.
I very much like the fact that in England in 1923 as she draws it almost every action and speech is overshadowed and affected by the Great War. That is surely how it must have been at the time. As usual the characters being so affected are - with the exceptions of Daisy and her paramour - essentially sterotyped figures that have seemingly walked out of other fictions written or set in the period. I don't mind that particularly myself; at least one knows where one is. If I have a complaint it is that those on the receiving end of the prevailing snobbery never seem to interpret their situation in political terms. Compare, for example, Bott in this book with Quiggin in 'A Dance To The Music Of Time'.
In any event it is, like all the series, a pleasant - if unchallenging - light read.