Death At Wentwater Court: The First Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Death At Wentwater Court: The First Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

by Carola Dunn


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Death At Wentwater Court: The First Daisy Dalrymple Mystery by Carola Dunn

More than twenty years ago, Carola Dunn introduced to the world the charming, vivacious and perspicacious Daisy Dalrymple and the tumultuous decade of the 1920s, in an England barely starting to recover from World War I and now undergoing rapid social changes.

In early 1923, the young Honourable Daisy Dalrymple has made a decision that shocks her social class-instead of living in the Dower House with her mother and being supported by her relatives, she's decided to make her own living as a writer. Landing an assignment for Town & Country to write a series of articles on country manor houses, Daisy travels to Wentwater Court to research her first piece. There she finds a household in turmoil, filled with holiday guests and recriminations. But that's nothing compared to the uproar when one of those guests drowns in a tragic early-morning skating "accident." When it is learned that this was anything but accidental, Scotland Yard is called in and a young Chief Inspector, one Alec Fletcher, is called in to investigate. And therein hangs a tale...

A series with all the charm of the classic golden age mysteries with the kind of full-blooded, three dimensional characters that define the best of modern mystery, the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries have been a favorite for more than two decades. Now, with this reissue, readers can enjoy it from the very beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250060792
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Series: Daisy Dalrymple Series , #1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 133,582
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

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

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Death At Wentwater Court: The First Daisy Dalrymple Mystery 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the whole series!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Daisy is launching her career as a photographer and writer for a magazine by covering Wentwater Court. But when someone dies, she finds herself thrust into the mystery. A bit slow, but an interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Daisy is merely a nickname for Margaret and, while a viscount of that era might have called his daughter Daisy within the affectionate circle of the family, her birth certificate would read "Margaret." It puts me off. Where's the research?
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56BookLover More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and a very fun read. I love the mystery without the dark and depressing that are a lot of mysteries. I'm looking forward to reading several more.
PappyPE More than 1 year ago
Not my cup of tea. Slow and a silly story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many mysteries and many period pieces of 1920's and 1930's England. I was able to follow most of the conversations. However, the story flow seemed rushed with so many characters introduced at the same time with little or no character development. Some conversations seemed incomplete or dislocated. I couldn't even get half way through before giving up in disgust.