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Gunpowder Plot

Gunpowder Plot

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries (Volume 15)

Carola Dunn

Minotaur Books

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In the winter of 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school friend's house to witness the estate's famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than a quiet weekend at the quaint family manse that she was originally hoping for. The home is the site of some severe family tension - the Viscount and head of family is a strict and unyielding sort, insisting that everyone - especially his children - meet his own unreasonable expectations. On the evening of the Guy Fawkes celebration, the Viscount is found dead on the floor of his study, killed by his own hand. What's more, he apparently first killed a guest - a married woman visiting England from Australia - before turning the gun on himself. Now it's up to Alec Fletcher, Daisy's husband and a DCI of Scotland Yard, to unravel the mystery and the long held family secrets that led to this state of affairs before anyone else can fall prey to the tragic cycle of events. A solution that will require, perhaps, more than a little help from Daisy herself.

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Chapter One

"I'm going to learn to drive," Daisy decided as the Triumph two-seater slowed on entering the village of Didmarsh-under-Edge.

"I quite enjoy it," said Gwen. "Except for cranking the engine when it's cold."

Though...

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Praise for Gunpowder Plot

“Daisy exhibits her usual common sense and charm.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fans of the dauntless Daisy ... will delight in this Anglophilic period mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews

“As always, Dunn evokes the life and times of 1920s England while providing a plot that is a cut above the average British cozy.” —Booklist

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At the start of Dunn's diverting 15th Daisy Dalrymple mystery (after 2005's Fall of a Philanderer ), a pregnant Daisy joins her former school chum Gwen Ty - Publishers Weekly

Read the Kirkus Review of GUNPOWDER PLOT . A very pregnant Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits the Cotswolds estate of Edge Manor to write a piece on the Guy Fawkes celebration, a massive fireworks display with murder as its finale. - Kirkus Reviews

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