Heirs of the Body

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 21 of 23)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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The Daisy Dalrymple series continues in Heirs of the Body—when one of four potential claimants to the title of Lord Dalrymple dies a sudden, nasty death, the question on everyone’s mind is, “was it murder”?


In the late 1920’s in England, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin Edgar—i.e. the Lord Dalrymple. About to turn fifty, Lord Dalrymple decides it is time to find out who would be the heir to the viscountcy. With the help of the family lawyer, who advertises Empire-wide, they have come up with four potential claimants. For his fiftieth birthday, Edgar invites those would-be heirs—along with Daisy and the rest of the family—to Fairacres, the family estate. 

In the meantime, Daisy is asked to be the family's representative at the lawyer's interviews with the claimants. Those four are a hotelier from Scarborough, a diamond merchant from South Africa, a young mixed-raced boy from Trinidad, and a sailor from Jamaica. However, according to his very pregnant wife, the sailor has gone missing.

Daisy and Alec must uncover a conspiracy if they are going to stop the killing in the latest from the accomplished master of the genre, Carola Dunn.

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“Darling, what on earth are ‘heirs of the body’?” Daisy enquired, frowning at the wad of blue Basildon Bond writing paper in her hand. She had been busy all day and was only now, after dinner, opening the afternoon post.
“Postmortem effluvia?”
“H-e-i-r.”
“Coroners?” Without looking up from the Evening Standard, Alec reached for his whisky, an indulgence usually reserved for celebrating the end of a big investigation. “Undertakers? Worms?”
“Ugh, Daddy, that’s disgusting!”

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Praise for Heirs of the Body

“A treat for Daisy’s fans as well as those who enjoy Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs.” —Booklist on Gone West

“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

“A cozy replete with the amenities of English country life.” —Publishers Weekly on Gone West

“Dunn writes enchantingly of 1920s England: its period accoutrements of cars, cocktails, and the always delightful Daisy.” —Mystery Scene on Sheer Folly

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About the Author

Carola Dunn

CAROLA DUNN is the author of many previous 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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Heirs of the Body
A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Carola Dunn

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
December 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312675493
ISBN10: 0312675496
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
December 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466836433
ISBN10: 1466836431
304 pages
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