Sheer Folly

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 18 of 23)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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In March of 1926, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her friend and collaborator Lucy (a.k.a. Lady Gerald) head off for several days at stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country. Working on a book of follies (architectural), they plan to research and photograph it. Leaving her husband and young twins behind, Daisy is expecting a productive weekend at Appsworth Hall, with the only potential difficulty being keeping Lucy from offending the current owner, a manufacturer of plumbing products. Alas, it’s not to be quite so simple. At the home, they find themselves faced with a curious assortment of people including the abominable, tactless Lord Rydal, who is rumored to be having an affair with one of the guests while at the same time in ardent and artless pursuit of the hand in marriage of another. When the grotto explodes with Lord Rydal in it, it’s not a question of who would do it—as most who’ve met him would be sorely tempted—but who actually did do it.

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“Daisy, do you really need to stay away over the weekend?” Alec asked plaintively, folding the News Chronicle and pushing back his chair from the table. “There’s just a chance I may actually get a couple of days off. You’ve got egg on your chin.”
“No! How careless.” Daisy dabbed with a napkin. “As far as my work is concerned, I could easily manage the writing part for the book in a couple of days, though I do hope I might get an article out of it as well. Lucy’s photographs are the trouble.

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"Does a neat job of evoking upper-class life in 1920s England."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Full of country-house charm."
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Carola Dunn

CAROL A DUNN is the author of several previous mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Sheer Folly
A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Carola Dunn

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September 2009
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ISBN: 9781429918961
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5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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