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My First Daisy Book
on 22 July 2011
This is the first Daisy Dalrymple book that I have read, and needless to say, I will be reading more. I get the impresion that Daisy was single at the beginning of the series, but here she is married with twins, and also the responsibility of a stepdaughter. Although this is a Dalrymple mystery, the majority of the story is in fact about her husband, DCI Alan Fletcher, and his investigations.
In Epping Forset three shallow graves are found in close proximity, and it turns out that the three bodies have all died within the past year. Alan and his team from Scotland Yard are called in to take over the case from the Essex Constabulary, much to the annoyance of Gant, who has started the investigation. Following the team as they try to identify the bodies, and find any connections seems a dauntless task, but the police press on anyway. At the time, Daisy with her friends, are visiting their daughters at boarding school, for the Sports Day. When the girls find a the dead body of a teacher in a maze, Gant is called in to investigate, and holds a grudge against Daisy, because of her husband.
Could this death be connected to the other three, or is this another crime altogether? Daisy starts to look into the murder, and finds that she has to make some tough decisions. Her husband not knowing that she is involved with anything is chasing clues around the country.
All in all this is a good tale that holds your attention, and brings home the horrors of war, espcially the First World War, and the terrible conditions of the trenches, also the hate that bullies cause to their victims.