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Die Laughing

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 12)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

One morning in April 1924, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher finds herself in a most unenviable position. Despite her best attempts to elude the inevitable, she must face her darkest fears and with all strength and courage she can muster, must confront the one person she has tried hardest to avoid - the dentist. But upon arriving for her appointment, she finds the waiting room deserted and adjoining examination room locked with no hint of either Dr. Talmadge or his nurse. Thinking to leave quietly, Daisy's retreat is halted by the return of the nurse and, with the help of Mrs. Talmadge, the two begin searching for the inexplicably absent doctor. Exhausting all other possibilities, they resort to looking once again in the surgery where they find him stilling in his dentist's chair with the nitrous mask strapped to his face, the tank of nitrous turned on full, a smile on his face and stone, cold dead.

While the circumstances of his death are out of the ordinary, there's no reason to suspect that it was anything other than a tragic, if inevitable, accident of a careless dope fiend. At least to everyone but Daisy herself. Sure that there is something more than happenstance and an accident involved in the dentist's untimely death, Daisy is determined to uncover the truth behind a case of what she is certain is murder most foul.

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  1As Daisy took her hat from the wardrobe shelf and turned to the looking glass, Nana capered hopefully around her heels. Daisy looked down and sighed.“Sorry,” she said. The little dog’s feathery tail and ears drooped. “Believe me, I’d much rather take you up Primrose Hill than go to the dentist, but I’ve put it off too long already. I can’t pretend I’ve forgotten the appointment when the blasted tooth aches like billy-o.” With the tip of her tongue she probed the hole—big enough to swallow a dinosaur, or at least to trip one.Setting
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Praise for Die Laughing

"As ever, the author brings upper-class society in 1920s Britain wonderfully to life."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"With this twelfth story in her series, Dunn proves that few things are sweeter than a dozen Daisys."
--Booklist

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DIE LAUGHING by Carola Dunn | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of DIE LAUGHING . Back from her American honeymoon, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher (<i>Mistletoe and Murder<i>, 2002, etc.) confronts the horrors of domestic life in St. John's Wood, along with the more pleasurable pastime of helping her Scotland Yard husband solve murders.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Carola Dunn

  • Carola Dunn is the author of many 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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    A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

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    Carola Dunn

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