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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and simple and loving every minute of it, 26 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple) (Kindle Edition)
It's not Agatha Christie which is a tad more serious and a lot darker.

This is lighter in tone however I loved it. Especially with a lot of crime thriller books being very dark.

The language is that set in England in 1920s- think "good job old sport" the sort of stereotype- which again is great to see.

The plot as follows is you have the beginning of a modern girl Daisy, an Lord's daughter who clearly has been excluded from her father's will so she decides to heck with it and become an independent girl with a job.

She's a writer for a journal for the gossip and history of Estate houses- think Home and Garden Magazine, however while she is there a murder occurs to a rather unpleasant gentleman and she ends up helping the yummy looking Inspector.

It's not contrite or hard to understand, all the characters are likeable. I just love the practical nature of the main character and the way she's not forcing herself to get involved in the investigation.

Basically she's asked to take short hand and her observant nature- mostly because she's an amateur photographer- sort of helps the officer along a bit.

It's great to see in a world full of over dramatic crime thrillers with the main characters going against the law to solve a crime on their own which makes you just roll your eyes thinking "yeah right cus that would happen."

If you're not used to the language it does take a bit of getting used to- it made me smile actually. But I do suggest reading it if you're sick of over dramatic unrealistic events where the member of the public solves everything because the police can't do their jobs and you want Miss Marple with out the darkness then this is for you.
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