The Case of the Murdered Muckraker

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 10 of 23)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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In late 1923, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, come to America for a honeymoon visit. In the midst of a pleasure trip, however, both work in a bit of business - Alec travels to Washington, D. C. to consult with the U.S. government, Daisy to New York to meet with her American magazine editor. While in New York, Daisy stays at the famed Chelsea Hotel, which is not only close to the Flatiron Building offices of Abroad magazine, where she'll be meeting with her editor, but home to many of New York's artists and writers.

After her late morning meeting, Daisy agrees to accompany her editor, Mr. Thorwald, to lunch but as they are leaving the offices, they hear a gun shot and see a man plummeting down an elevator shaft. The man killed was one of her fellow residents at the Chelsea Hotel, Otis Carmody, who was a journalist with no end of enemies - personal and professional - who would delight in his death. Again in the midst of a murder investigation, Daisy's search for the killer takes her to all levels of society, and even a mad dash across the country itself, as she attempts to solve a puzzle that would baffle even Philo Vance himself.

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  1Voices raised in anger: in the quiet when the clacking of the typewriter keys ceased, as Daisy reached the bottom of a page, the muffled sound came through the wall from the room next door.It was not the first time. Apparently her neighbour was not of a conciliatory nature. This time there were two men and a woman, Daisy was pretty sure, but try as she might, she could not make out the words. None of her business, she told herself firmly, and turned her attention back to her work.Squealing, the Remington reluctantly released the two sheets of paper and the carbon between.

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"Dunn captures the melting pot of Prohibition-era New York with humorous characterizations and a vivid sense of place, and with careful plotting lays out an enjoyable tale of adventure."
--Publishers Weekly

"The NYC of the jazz age as seen through the eyes of an Englishwoman adds a charm to this standard story of detection. The character of Daisy is always pleasing, but it is the inhabitants of the Chelsea who will captivate readers."
--Romantic Times


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Fiction Review: THE CASE OF THE MURDERED MUCKRAKER: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery by Carola Dunn / Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $23.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-312-27284-5

In her 10th cozy featuring English writer Daisy Dalrymple (To Davy Jones Below, etc.), Dunn captures the melting pot of Prohibition-era New York with humorous cha
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Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn is the author of ten books featuring Daisy Dalrymple, most recently To Davy Jones Below, as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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The Case of the Murdered Muckraker
A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Carola Dunn

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Minotaur Books
February 2002
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ISBN: 9781429999977
ISBN10: 1429999977
256 pages
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