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Rattle His Bones

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

In the summer of 1923, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple makes what should an uneventful research trip to the Museum of Natural History with her nephew Derek and her soon-to-be step-daughter Belinda in tow. But as she interviews the various curators for her article on the museums of London, she soon discovers that the Museum of Natural History is a hothouse of professional rivalry and jealousy, particularly between Dr. Smith Woodward, the Keeper of Geology - responsible for the fossil collection, and Dr. Pettigrew, the Keeper of Minerology - responsible for the Museum's fabulous gem collection. On a later trip, as closing time nears, Daisy hears two voices followed by a tremendous crash and rushes into the next hall to discover Dr. Pettigrew dead - murdered amidst a pile of dinosaur bones.

Daisy's fiance, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, is assigned to investigate and together they must unravel a most baffling case of missing gems, dispossessed European royalty, professional rivalry and murder most foul.

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  Rattle His Bones
1July 1923He hurried up the stairs from the basement and unlocked the door which kept the public from wandering down into the private areas of the museum. Pushing it open a crack, he heard voices in the North Hall. He froze, still as a rabbit mesmerized by a stoat, nerves aquiver.“Regular maze down there, Sarge, innit?” The constable must have just come up the stairs on the other side of the hall. “Proper sinister, the pipes gurgling away up by the ceiling, and all them pillars with their shadows moving when you walk past with your torch. And all full
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Praise for Rattle His Bones

"The satisfying climax comes, fittingly enough, on a foggy London evening. Dunn's witty prose shines in this lighthearted whodunit."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Reading like an Agatha Christie thriller, RATTLE HIS BONES is a charming look at life shortly after the first world war."
--RT Book Reviews
 
"A clever cozy."
--Library Journal 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Carola Dunn

  • Carola Dunn is the author of seven previous books in the Daisy Dalrymple series, most recently Styx and Stones, as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she now lives in Eugene, Oregon.
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Rattle His Bones

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries

Carola Dunn

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