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Lively and amusing.
on 18 March 2014
Carola Dunn is on top form in this entertaining romp in the National History Museum, with eccentric characters and a plot that moves along at a gripping speed. Alec and Daisy continue to develop their relationship, Daisy tries hard to do her duty by Alec while maintaining her own independent character and wishes. She is a very attractive heroine, full of life, warm and loving and - for a woman of her time - enterprising and self-reliant. She's really the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple, an impoverished noblewoman who can't inherit her father's title because she is female and has to watch the family property go to a cousin. She is pragmatic about this and prefers to earn her own living rather than being kept by her cousin in idle luxury. Alec, her social inferior, is a senior policeman at a relatively young age and his strength and intelligence, together with his general sexiness, make him a suitable marriage prospect. Together (reluctantly, on his part) they solve the mystery and he is forced to acknowledge her contribution to this.
This one of my favourite Daisy Dalrymple books, where Carola Dunn's inventiveness and wicked sense of humour are given full rein.