The Bloody Tower

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 16 of 23)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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In early 1925, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, recent mother of twins, resumes her journalistic career by agreeing to write a piece about the Tower of London - the Bloody Tower - for an American magazine. Invited to observe the centuries old ritual Ceremony of the Keys, she's spending the night (her first time away from her babies) since the complex is locked and guarded, and the high walls are surrounded by a disused moat. Having been given a tour of the Crown Jewels, interviewed and observed the Yeoman Warders, and met the Ravenmaster, Daisy has more than enough material for her article and decides to leave as early as possible the next morning to return to her family. But when walking down the stairs, she almost trips over the dead body of one of the Yeoman Warders. That there's something seriously amiss cannot be denied, due to the pike sticking out of his back. With her husband, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher assigned to resolve the case, Daisy once again finds herself in the middle of a case of murder most foul.

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The Tower of London?” Alec, spreading marmalade on his toast, spoke with a sort of deliberate casualness. “That’s rather a macabre subject to write about.”
“One needn’t go into the gruesome details,” Daisy pointed out. “More coffee? The Americans will love it. Just think, 1070 a.d. to 1925, eight and a half centuries of history! They can’t match that even if they go back to Christopher Columbus.”
“True.”
“Mr. Thorwald says he’s willing to buy a series of three or four articles about

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

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Carola Dunn

CAROLA DUNN is the author of a number of mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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The Bloody Tower
A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Carola Dunn

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Minotaur Books
February 2010
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ISBN: 9781429951746
ISBN10: 1429951745
272 pages
$7.99
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