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Sheer Folly (Daisy Dalrymple Series #18)

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Highly recommended - please read it

    This was an enjoyable and fast-paced read. Each character was given a quick and appealing history of who they were and why they had come to Appsworth Hall.
    Daisy Dalrymple was the perfect picture of an independent woman, she was also a detective of sorts, who would help her husband Alec, a Police Inspector with his investigations off the record of course. This book has humor,deception,a little craziness and a great plot. If you want a quick enjoyable and refreshing read please try this book.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

    Daisy's friends are boors

    The first book of this series that I've read, so I'm probably missing some history that would explain the characters, but I found Daisy's friends hard to take, especially her BFF Lucy. Lucy is a snobbish, rude, rich snot whose husband appears to be an over-sized wuss. Daisy herself, supposedly a brilliant and intuitive detective who sometimes out-detects her lower-born detective husband, frankly comes across as dim. The plot and the big mystery of one gentleman's identity are both transparent. The stereotypical bumbling police inspector who jumps to one conclusion after another is, well...stereotypical. No real mystery, no surprises, just a lot of obnoxious dialogue by a bunch of cranky rich people.

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  • Posted August 27, 2009

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    engaging 1920s investigative tale

    Writing a book about the SHEER FOLLY of architectural design disasters, Daisy Dalrymple and her best friend photographer Lady Lucy Binscomb travel to see Appsworth Hall; owned by friendly Mr. Pritchard of Pritchard's Plumbing Products. Daisy's husband Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector Alex Fletcher reluctantly will baby-sit their twins while she is away for the weekend.

    Daisy and Lucy arrive at the estate only find their host Mr. Pritchard is throwing a garish party attended by Daisy's friend Julia Beaufort; Lord Rydal known as Rhino; his lover Lady Ottaline Wandersley and her husband Sir Desmond; and Canadian historian Charles Armitage who seems attracted to Julia and she in him. An explosion leaves Rhino dead, but his paramour and his chauffeur survive. The spouses of Daisy and Lucy arrive just in time for the DCI to investigate.

    This is an engaging 1920s investigative tale that ironically feels fresh because the local cops are euphoric to have an experienced DCI to work the case. The story line as always in this wonderful long running series (see BLACK SHIP) provides the reader with a glimpse of the English upper class just before the depression. The support cast is solid and the whodunit cleverly devised to enable the reader and Daisy to compete with Alex. It would be SHEER FOLLY for historical mystery fans not to read this superb tale.

    Harriet Klausner

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