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Gone West

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

"Dunn has once again written a charming cozy featuring an intelligent, strong woman. A treat for Daisy’s fans as well as those who enjoy Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs." –Booklist
 
 
In September 1926, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate. Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and would-be suitors living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle, who had been supporting them through his thrice-yearly, pseudonymous Westerns. When he took ill, though, Sybil took over writing them while he recovered, only to see the sales increase.

Now, she fears that someone in the household is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and Sybil writing the better-paying versions. But before Daisy can even get decently underway, Humphrey Birtwhistle dies under suspicious circumstances and Daisy now faces a death to untangle, a house full of suspects and a Scotland Yard detective husband who is less than pleased at this turn of events, in Gone West.
"Dunn has once again written a charming cozy featuring an intelligent, strong woman. A treat for Daisy’s fans as well as those who enjoy Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs." –Booklist   In September 1926, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate. Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and would-be suitors living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle, who had been supporting them through his thrice-yearly, pseudonymous Westerns. When he took ill, though, Sybil took over writing them while he recovered, only to see the sales increase.

Now, she fears that someone in the household is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and Sybil writing the better-paying versions. But before Daisy can even get decently underway, Humphrey Birtwhistle dies under suspicious circumstances and Daisy now faces a death to untangle, a house full of suspects and a Scotland Yard detective husband who is less than pleased at this turn of events, in Gone West.

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The approach was not inviting. In spite of her spiffy new—well, not a 1926 model, but almost new—motor-car, Daisy felt discouraged.

First she had to navigate the grim, smoke-belching Potteries towns, one of those lists of names beloved of geography teachers: Stoke, Hanley, Burslem, Longton, Tunstall, Fenton. Amalgamating them into the city of Stoke-on-Trent hadn’t made them any prettier.

Beyond Derby came an endless series of equally grim, grimy mining villages; rows of tiny, grey cottages lining the steep-cobbled streets. Small shops, pubs,
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"Dunn has once again written a charming cozy featuring an intelligent, strong woman. A treat for Daisy’s fans as well as those who enjoy Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs." –Booklist

"Delicious...pleasantly reminiscent of the old-fashioned English mysteries of a bygone era" –The Denver Post on Gunpowder Plot

"Set in 1926, Dunn's latest enjoyable Daisy Dalrymple mystery will please fans of traditional English whodunnits...The aristocratic but very modern Daisy makes a fordmidable amateur sleuth." –Publishers Weekly on Anthem for Doomed Youth 

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

"Dunn has once again written a charming cozy featuring an intelligent, strong woman. A treat for Daisy’s fans as well as those who enjoy Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs." –Booklist

"Delicious...pleasantly reminiscent of the old-fashioned English mysteries of a bygone era" –The Denver Post on Gunpowder Plot

"Set in 1926, Dunn's latest enjoyable Daisy Dalrymple mystery will please fans of traditional English whodunnits...The aristocratic but very modern Daisy makes a fordmidable amateur sleuth." –Publishers Weekly on Anthem for Doomed Youth 

"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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GONE WEST by Carola Dunn | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of GONE WEST . The wife of a Scotland Yard detective is such a clever sleuth that she's on the scene before her husband.
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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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