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Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple Series #1)

Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple Series #1)

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by Carola Dunn
     
 

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No stranger to sprawling country estates, wealthy Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground in having scandalously traded silver spoon for pen and camera to cover a story forTown and Countrymagazine. But her planned interviews with the inhabitants of Wentwater Court give way to interrogation after suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a dire fate on the tranquil skating

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No stranger to sprawling country estates, wealthy Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground in having scandalously traded silver spoon for pen and camera to cover a story forTown and Countrymagazine. But her planned interviews with the inhabitants of Wentwater Court give way to interrogation after suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a dire fate on the tranquil skating pond. Armed with evidence that his fate was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard to examine an esteemed collection of suspects and to see that the unlikely culprit doesn't slip through their fingers just as the unfortunate Astwick slipped through the ice.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This lively mystery debut introduces the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, who has taken a job to ensure her independence--an unusual step for the daughter of a viscount in 1922. Her first assignment for Town and Country takes her to Wentwater Court at Christmastime to write about the Wentwater family. Her visit is disrupted by unwelcome guest and--according to Lady Josephine--``utter cad'' Lord Stephen Astwick. When Astwick's body is found floating under the ice in the estate's lake, attractive Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher arrives on the scene. Daisy's photos of the victim, showing ax marks in the ice, suggest the death is murder and prompt Fletcher to enlist her as his stenographer during his investigations. With the entire family, from the earl to his grandchildren, under suspicion, Daisy takes on the role of liaison between landed and working classes. Astwick's indiscretions come to light and disclose more motives for murder at Wentwater Court. Inquisitive and sympathetic, Daisy identifies the murderer, suggests a solution pleasing to most of the family and secures the possibility of romance in her future. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470886936
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Series:
Daisy Dalrymple Series, #1
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Carola Dunn was born and raised in England. She now lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple Series #1) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
Another fine presentation of that unique time that was the 1920's in Britain. Here is a resourceful young woman who does not want to live at home with her annoying mother until a "knight on a white horse rides in to save her from it all"--or something equally societally acceptable! She manages to get a writing job that makes use of her social connections to go to manor homes and write about them, using photographs to enrich the stories. The story is engaging and fun. The characters believable, even the unfortunate would-be boyfriend. I enjoyed the story and look forward to more of her adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the book; shipping took a while
NinaJon More than 1 year ago
A nice country house murder mystery. Credible plot and denouement with engaging characters, particularly Daisy Dalrymple. Lots of suspects and motives. The narrative is quite convincingly set in the country house murder era and the love interest between Daisy and the investigating police officer, should make you want to buy the next one to see how it turns out for them. Great fun. A must for anyone who likes a traditional British aristocracy cosy mystery. Nina Jon is the author of the Jane Hetherington Adventures in Detection crime and mystery series.
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