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.
“A charming cozy featuring an intelligent, strong woman. A treat for Daisy's fans as well as those who enjoy Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs.” —Booklist on Gone West
“Delicious…pleasantly reminiscent of the old fashioned English mysteries of a of a bygone era.” —The Denver Post on Gunpowder Plot
“Dunn adds another winner to a long string of charming mysteries evocative of the period between the Great Wars.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) on Gone West
“Dunn and Daisy are at the top of their game in the entertaining, old-school story of drawing room manners mixed with murder.” —Booklist on Sheer Folly
“Cunnning...appropriate historical detail and witty dialogue are the finishing touches on this engaging 1920s period piece.” —Publishers Weekly on The Bloody Tower
“Dunn writes enchantingly of 1920s England: its period accoutrements of cars, cocktails, and the always delightful Daisy.” —Mystery Scene on Sheer Folly