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Black Ship

Black Ship

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 17)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books


Trade Paperback

In September 1925, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher inherits a large house on the outskirts of London, from a recently deceased great-uncle. Fortunately so, as he and his wife, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, are the recent proud parents of twins and their house is practically bursting at the seams. Though in need of a bit of work, this new, larger house seems a godsend- set in a small circle of houses, with a communal garden and Hamstead Heath nearby, the setting is idyllic.

Idyllic, that is until a dead body shows up half-hidden under the bushes of the communal garden. Now rumors of bootleggers, American gangsters, and an international liquor smuggling operation via black ships have turned everything in their new neighborhood upside down. Alec is assigned by Scotland Yard to ferret out the truth behind the dastardly dead - but it's up to Daisy to find out who the dead man is, what his relationship to her new neighbors is, why he was murdered and who did him in!


Praise for Black Ship

“Dunn provides an intriguing view of the Prohibition era from the English perspective, besides casting a witty light on the social changes of the day.” —Publishers Weekly

“An interesting take on Prohibition.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Entertaining and well researched.” —Romantic Times on Black Ship

“Delicious...pleasantly reminiscent of the old-fashioned English mysteries of a bygone era.” —Denver Post on Gunpower Plot

“Cunning...appropriate historical detail and witty dialogue are the finishing touches on this engaging 1920s period piece.” —Publishers Weekly on The Bloody Tower

“The period sense remains vivid, the characterizations are excellent, and the mysteries are, if anything, more perplexing than ever.” —The Oregonian on Rattle His Bones

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