D for Daisy (The Daisy Hayes Trilogy Book 1)

D for Daisy (The Daisy Hayes Trilogy Book 1)

by Nick Aaron

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BN ID: 2940155235361
Publisher: Nick Aaron
Publication date: 04/28/2018
Series: The Blind Sleuth Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 10,864
File size: 266 KB

About the Author

Nick Aaron is Dutch, but he was born in South Africa, where he attended a British-style boarding school, in Pietersburg, Transvaal. Later he lived in Lausanne (Switzerland), in Rotterdam, Luxembourg and Louvain. Currently he works for the European Parliament in Brussels, proofreading legislative texts in all 24 official languages. At twelve years of age, Nick Aaron started writing poetry in French. This was in Lausanne in the ’60s. He wrote four poems about the seasons, a rather unoriginal theme, were it not that he had recently moved from South Africa and that the concept of four seasons was completely new to him. And the French language of course. At any rate, his teacher was impressed and asked him to recite one of his four poems in front of the whole class. After this first literary triumph, the writing bug never left the poor boy. Half a lifetime later, one could argue that if Malcolm Gladwell is right that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in any field, then at least Nick Aaron has put in the required number of hours. Recently, after writing in Dutch and French for many years, the author went back to the language of his mid-century South African childhood. A potential global readership was the incentive; the trigger was the character of Daisy Hayes, who asserted herself in his mind wholly formed. He explains: “When I was a kid, you had these clockwork toys with a big key in the back. You wound up the spring inside and the toy would start performing its tricks relentlessly. That is how Daisy just sprang to life in my head. I wrote like mad and could hardly keep up with her. It was like when you’ve had an exciting dream at night; you wake up and you have to keep reeling in the thread of the story or you’ll lose it for good. The first draft of the first novel was completed in just three months. And I had a full-time job to take care of as well. After that, as always, much of the real writing work still had to begin…”

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D for Daisy (The Daisy Hayes Trilogy Book 1) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Lousy -- maybe it got better and I didn't give it enough time but it was boring and didn't make sense. BTW, I love historical novels so this is a disappointment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love historical novels and this one did the job with bomber planes during WWII, a blind wife turned widow, and a murder mystery to solve. The ending I liked and won't give away details.