Mistletoe and Murder

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 11 of 23)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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In December 1923, the formidable Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple has decided that for Christmas the family will all gather at Brockdene in Cornwall at the invitation of Lord Westmoor. Her daughter - Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher - is something less than pleased but yields to the demands of her mother, especially as she'll be there just before the holidays working on another article for Town and Country about the estate itself. But the family gathering quickly goes awry. Brockdene, it seems, is only occupied by the Norvilles - poor relations of Lord Westmoor - and Westmoor himself won't be joining them. So Daisy, her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, and their family must spend their Christmas holiday trapped in an ancestral estate with a rich history of lore, ghost stories, rumors of hidden treasure and secret passageways with a family seething with resentments, grudges and a faintly scandalous history.

The veneer of civility that pervades the halls of Brockdene, however, begins to wear thin when long-held family secrets threaten to bubble over, and one of the Christmas guests if found savagely murdered. With few clues as to who committed the murder and with too many motives as to why, it is once again up to Daisy to sort out the truth that lies beneath a generation of poisonous secrets.

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  1London, 1923
 “Mother, you simply can’t!”“It’s no good being difficult, Daisy.” The Dowager Viscountess’s smugness insinuated itself between the crackles on the wire. “Perhaps you didn’t catch what I said—this is a shockingly bad line. I wrote to Lord Westmoor as soon as Violet mentioned that you were going to Brockdene just before Christmas. And I must say I do think I shouldn’t have to wait to hear your news from your sister.”“Sorry, Mother, I’ve been frightfully busy since Alec and I got home

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"Winning series of light whodunits."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Daisy and her family are amusing characters.... something light for the fireside on a winter's day."
--Romantic Times

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Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn is the author of numerous historical novels as well as ten previous mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple. Born and raised in England, she now lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Mistletoe and Murder
A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Carola Dunn

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
December 2002
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ISBN: 9781429999960
ISBN10: 1429999969
256 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
December 2002
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ISBN: 9780312287757
ISBN10: 0312287755
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
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