Rattle His Bones (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Mar 2003
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Unlike most blokes of the period, Alec appreciates Daisy's independence and fully supports her need for a career writing magazine articles. However, at the same time he wishes she would stay outside of his homicide cases. Daisy wants to comply, but fate seems to keep pushing murdered bodies along her path. She currently works in the London Museum when she finds the corpse of the Keeper of Mineralogy impaled on a dinosaur bone. Daisy later learns that a fortune in jewels is also missing. Unable to resist, Daisy starts snooping, which places her in danger from the killer and sends Alec towards a potential stroke from her latest involvement.
The eighth installment in the Daisy Dalyrmple series, RATTLE HIS BONES, contains the humor of a sitcom that makes it more enjoyable than the entertaining previous seven. Daisy and Alec are an adorable couple, whose enlightened outlook helps them transcend the loud objections to their relationship. The era and the crime scene provide an ideal locale for Carola Dunn's first class story line while the ending is perfect for those readers who relish a well designed puzzle. The author has done historical mystery fans a big favor with this wonderful tale.
not really get interested in this book. I found it difficult to follow.
That will not stop me from reading all the rest of the books. I just hope this one is the only one I am disappointed in.
The professional rivalries of the various curators are well done with the result that almost all of them are suspects. There is also a Grand Duke from a central European country which has been overrun by foreign powers who feels he is entitled to the return of a magnificent ruby which is on display in the museum. One of his ancestors gave it to Queen Victoria and now he needs the money he wants it back. As a result he visits the museum almost every day just to stare at the exhibit.
I thought this book was well written and I like Daisy and her friend Lucy as well as Alec, her fiancé and Belinda, her future stepdaughter. The period detail is good too as is the background of the Natural History Museum. If you have not tried this series before this might be a good one with which to start.
A good entry in the series. One of the few which kept me guessing up until near the end about which suspect was the actual culprit. Also, very realistic when Daisy got hit on the head near the end. Being involved in so many criminal investigations, she's bound to get bumped up along the way at times. And, finally, the wedding seems to be in the offing. Spiffing!