Top positive review
on 18 March 2014
Carola Dunn writes with lively wit and imagination and her plots are very reminiscent of whodunnits actually written during the period she describes, such as those by Agatha Christie and Marjorie Allingham, the golden era of the cosy aristocratic mystery. because she is having fun and not taking herself too seriously, we have fun, too. Daisy and her love, DS Alec Fletcher, and his vulnerable young daughter, continue to develop their relationship, Warmly sympathetic and shrewd, the aristocratic Daisy becomes the repository of other people's secrets and determinedly runs the gamut of police disapproval and family pressure to carve out the life she wants and help the people she meets. Perhaps not one of Carola Dunn's best, but entertaining, well-paced and literately written.