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Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple Series #17)
     

Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple Series #17)

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by Carola Dunn
 

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In September 1925, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher inherits a large house on the outskirts of London, from a recently deceased great-uncle. Fortunately so, as he and his wife, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, are the recent proud parents of twins and their house is practically bursting at the seams. Though in need of a bit of work, this new, larger house

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Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple Series #17) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1925 with the death of his great uncle, Scotland Yard detective Alec Fletcher inherits a fixer upper home on the outer rim of London. He and his wife Daisy Dalrymple are excited by the size of the large house as they feared space for their growing family although neither is pleased with their neighbors. Still with their babies, who Daisy enjoys spending time with, the house came to them at the right time not that either wanted up in the relative to die.--------------- Soon after moving into the Hampstead Heath house, their maid finds a corpse in the garden. Alec begins officially investigating while Daisy sleuths too starting with who he is. Soon the married couple find the case focuses on bootlegging of rum on black ships in which American mobsters are muscling their way into a piece of the action.-------------- Fans of this strong historical mystery series will appreciate the latest entry as the English gentry and servant class perspective to the American inanity called Prohibition makes for a roaring twenties tale. The whodunit is fun, but as with the entire Honorable Daisy Dalrymple saga it is the sense of time and place that brings enthralled readers to a bygone era.---------------- Harriet Klausner
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
Book Number 17 - and I am fast approaching the last of the written books. Only a few more to go. But 17 is just as pleasing to this reader as book 1. Daisy and Alec move to a new home - inherited by Alec by an uncle he never knew. What a lovely inheritance. Unfortunately, as usual, there is a dead body found in the vicinity of Daisy - only this time Nana, the dog, is actually the one to discover the body. What a welcome to the new neighborhood because, of course, Alec is assigned the case. It's another great "Daisy" book - that even brings in a bit of America and the prohibition period. Lots to love about all things Daisy.
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charleyey More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy ventage British mysteries and this series, although new, is very similar to 1920's books of Agatha Christi and Dorothy Sayers. Fun reads, but really an escape. Nothing hard hitting here. It is also nice there are a lot of them. The writer is very consistent through the whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago