Anthem for Doomed Youth: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Anthem for Doomed Youth: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

by Carola Dunn
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Anthem for Doomed Youth: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery by Carola Dunn

In the Spring of 1926, the corpses of three men are found in shallow graves off the beaten path in Epping Forest outside of London—each shot through the heart and bearing no identification. DCI Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, the lead detective, is immediately given two urgent orders by his supervisor at the Yard: solve the murders quickly and keep his wife, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, away from the case! Thankfully, Daisy's off visiting their daughter at school. But when a teacher is found dead, Daisy is once again in the thick of it. As Daisy tries to solve one murder, Alec discovers that the three victims in his case were in the same Army company during World War I, that their murders are likely related to specific events that unfolded during that tragic conflict, and that, unless the killer is revealed and stopped, those three might only be the beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429968300
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: Daisy Dalrymple Series , #19
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 129,338
File size: 373 KB

About the Author

CAROL A DUNN is the author of the Daisy Dalrymple series as well as other mysteries and historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.


CAROLA DUNN is the author of many mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple, including Sheer Folly, Gone West and Heirs to the Body, as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Anthem for Doomed Youth 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
1926, three male corpses are found in a shallow grave in Epping Forest. Local police officer Di Grant leads the inquiry until Scotland Yard's Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher and his team arrives at the crime scene. Irate with the outside interference, Grant leaves. Alec knows they must identify the deceased and find what connects them if they are to solve the homicides. To his chagrin as his boss told him to keep his spouse away from the case, his wife, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, suggest a World War I link. One of the dead was abusive Colonel Pelham, whose wife is euphoric that the bully is dead. The two other victims were much younger than the Colonel so could have served during the war under his command. Meanwhile Daisy and her friends (Melanie and Sakari) attend a sports day at their daughters' school. The three moms meet bully boys game teacher Harriman and other teachers still suffering from their service time. When Melanie's daughter finds Harriman's corpse, Daisy protects the girls from the incompetent investigation conducted by Gant. This is a fabulous Post WWI murder mystery starring delightful Daisy who goes out of her way to not get involved but that proves Sheer Folly as she ends up the thick of things. The story line is fast-paced yet provides a sense of being in England in 1926 through the Fletcher family and their friends, and especially through the war veterans as many suffered from undiagnosed Battle Fatigue. Fans of the series or anyone who appreciate an entertaining yet insightful early twentieth century British mystery will appreciate Anthem for Doomed Youth. Harriet Klausner
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
Number 19. I am fast running out of Daisy books to read. This is another one I loved. Actually, Daisy was very much involved elsewhere while Alec was off solving one of his cases BUT Daisy still managed to instinctively give him a really good suggestion to follow up. Meanwhile Daisy ended up embrolied in an entirely different matter while attending a weekend at her step-daughter's school. But ... the matters end up entwined in the end. It really was a great book - with a darker tone of the results of WWI threaded through as well. I enjoyed more interaction of Daisy with her friends, too. Daisy books always keep me entertained.
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