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Death At Wentwater Court

The First Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries

Dunn, Carola

Minotaur Books

It's the early 1920s in England--the country is still recovering from the Great War and undergoing rapid social changes that many are not quite ready to accept.  During this heady and tumultuous time, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, the daughter of a Viscount, makes a decision shocking to her class: rather than be supported by her relations, she will earn her own living as a writer.  Landing an assignment for Town & Country magazine for a series of articles on country manor houses, she travels to Wentwater Court in early January 1923 to begin research on her first piece.  But all is not well there when she arrives.  Lord Wentwater's young wife has become the center of a storm of jealousy, animosity, and, possibly, some not-unwanted amorous attention, which has disrupted the peace of the bucolic country household.Still, this is as nothing compared to the trouble that ensues when one of the holiday guests drowns in a tragic early-morning skating accident.  Especially when Daisy discovers that his death was no accident....In a series debut that is sure to delight fans of the classic British cosy mystery, Death at Wentwater Court brings readers old and new back to the "golden age" of mystery.

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Death at Wentwater Court
1He'll come to a bad end, mark my words, and she won't lift a finger to stop him. It's the little ones I'm worried about." The stout lady heaved a sigh, her old-fashioned mantle, a hideous yellowish-green, billowing about her. "Four already and another due any day now."Daisy Dalrymple was constantly amazed at the way total strangers insisted on regaling her with their life stories, their marital misfortunes, or their children's misdeeds. Not that she objected. One day she was going to write a novel, and then every hint of human experience might come in handy.All the
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"Lively mystery debut."
--Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Dunn, Carola

  • Carola Dunn was born and raised in England, where she attended the University of Manchester.  She is the author of numerous historical novels, but this is her first mystery.  She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Carola Dunn Kent Peterson Photography
    Carola Dunn
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Death At Wentwater Court

The First Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries

Dunn, Carola

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