To Davy Jones Below

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 9 of 23)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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In late 1923 the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard take an ocean voyage to America for their honeymoon. Accompanied by Daisy's childhood friend Phillip Petrie, his wife, Gloria, and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb P. Arbuckle, Daisy and Alec are looking forward to a pleasant, uneventful trip. But at the last minute they are joined by Arbuckle's new friend, Yorkshire millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new wife, Wanda, a showgirl whom all but Gotobed are convinced is a gold digger of the worst sort.

Then, having barely lifted anchor, the ocean liner is beset by a series of suspicious accidents and deaths. With harsh weather and rough seas putting many-including Alec-out of commission due to seasickness, it soon falls to Daisy to figure out what connection there might be between the seemingly unrelated incidents. Convinced that there's a murderer aboard ship, Daisy must unmask the culprit or culprits before anyone else-especially herself-falls victim.

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  1Mother will never forgive me,” said Daisy. She clutched her bouquet of rosebuds in one hand and smoothed the skirt of her cream linen costume with the other as the big, green Vauxhall pulled smoothly away from the kerb in a shower of confetti.“For marrying me?” asked Alec softly, glancing at the chauffeur’s back.“Oh no, darling. She’s been resigned to my marrying a policeman ever since she discovered you’re a Detective Chief Inspector, not a humble bobby. Besides, an unmarried daughter of twenty-six is a fearful reproach to someone of her generation.

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"The period sense remains vivid, the characterizations are excellent, and the mysteries are, if anything, more perplexing than ever." --The Oregonian on Rattle His Bones

"The Honorable Daisy Dalrymple brings her usual style and flair to this installment in Dunn's engagingly entertaining series...Dunn's witty prose shines in this lighthearted whodunit." --Publishers Weekly on Rattle His Bones

"Dunn describes 1920s London and the characters in detail and highlights the interplay between Alec and Daisy...a snug read." --Library Journal on Requiem for a Mezzo

"A satisfying mystery and accomplished rendering of English social history with a gentle but insistent message that works today." --The Register-Guard on Murder on the Flying Scotsman

"A combination of P.G. Wodehouse and Boy's Own Adventures, laced with reminders of the all-pervasive class distinctions of the era. A dauntless Daisy and good-natured fun." --Kirkus Reviews on Damsel in Distress

"Reading like an Agatha Christie thriller, Rattle His Bones is a charming look at life shortly after the first World War." --Romantic Times

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Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn is the author of nine books featuring Daisy Dalrymple, most recently Rattle His Bones, as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene Oregon.

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To Davy Jones Below
A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Carola Dunn

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2001
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312266691
ISBN10: 0312266693
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$22.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2001
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ISBN: 9781429999991
ISBN10: 1429999993
256 pages
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