Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Audio)) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD
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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) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The fifth whodunnit in the Daisy Dalrymple murder mystery series --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See 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.
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.
The Hon Philip Petrie is much more Daisy's social equal, but not her intellectual equal, although she is no bluestocking, but a rather charmingly chaotic and fun young woman. The very English Philip has fallen for an American girl, Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of a millionaire. The clash of cultures and expectations between the two cultures is amusingly drawn. Carola Dunn is a British woman living in the US and she makes full use of her knowledge of her knowledge of the two cultures. There are lots of jolly japes as Daisy romps to a triumphant solution to the mystery of Gloria's kidnap.
Carola Dunn successfully evokes the atmosphere of the England of the 1920s, at least as it appears in the books of writers such as PG Wodehouse. It pokes the same kind of gentle fun at both the antics of the British aristocracy and the brash attitudes of Americans. It is an entertaining romp with a fairly inconsequential plot, very well-written and amusing. I enjoyed it.
I like the fact that one "meets" several of the characters again and again in this series.
There is nothing earth shatteringly different or challenging about these books, but what they do they do very well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the book, but found some of it a bit implausible. Like Daisy very much, a believable character.Published 23 days ago by snowy b
A brilliantly entertaining novel set in the twenties/thirties period with a very twisting plot and a good selection of characters very easy to imagine and become involved with.Published 5 months ago by Jean Smith