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Fall of a Philanderer

Fall of a Philanderer

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 14)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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In the summer of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is off on a summer holiday by the sea with her step-daughter Belinda and Belinda's chum Deva, and her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. Currently three months pregnant, Daisy is anticipating a relaxing, non-dramatic holiday. But Daisy doesn't have that kind of luck. It seems that a local low-rent Don Juan has been busily seducing the local womanfolk and, in a town this small, no secret is kept for long. A fact that is amply illustrated when the Fletcher's simple picnic is interrupted by the discovery of a broken body at the foot of the cliff--that of the philandering local innkeeper of bad memory. Like Jacqueline Winspear's much praised novels about Maisy Dobbs, Carola Dunn vividly evokes the life and times of 1920's England wrapped in a classic mystery to delight her many fans.

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The glitter of the sun on the waters of the inlet made Daisy blink. Thank heaven the torrential rain had stopped. Perhaps the summer holidays of 1924 were not after all doomed to go down in history as a disaster of record-breaking...

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Praise for Fall of a Philanderer

“Replete with well-drawn characters, snappy dialogue, and interesting plot twists...a charming series.” —Booklist on Mistletoe and Murder

“Carefully crafted characters, plenty of plot twists, a high-class setting and an together satisfactory conclusion make for top-hole entertainment.” —Publishers Weekly on A Mourning Wedding

“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

“Daisy and her husband spring into action, surrounded by historical armaments, secret rooms, hidden treasure, and family secrets. For fans of British cozies and Dorothy Sayer's novels, this is a very inviting situation.” —Library Journal on Mistletoe and Murder

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

Styx and Stones is a swift, deeply enjoyable read. While Dunn's influences are many, she ultimately makes this territory her own.” —The Register-Guard

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