Search Results: "Carola Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOODY TOWER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Another fan-pleaser in Dunn's long-running period series (Gunpowder Plot, 2006, etc.)."
The blood-soaked Tower of London claims still another victim. Read full book review >

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TO DAVY JONES BELOW by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Daisy's legion of fans will be delighted."
The eighth adventure for Dunn's 1920s busybody/heroine Daisy Dalrymple (Rattle His Bones, 2000, etc.), married at last to Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard and on a honeymoon that will take them to America aboard the Talavera, all expenses paid. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER GARDEN MYSTERY by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1995

"Manners (P.G. Wodehouse-style) and mystery get equal time in a low-keyed, unassuming story with little suspense but considerable charm."
A second adventure for the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, the author's sweetly intrepid heroine (Death at Wentwater Court, 1994, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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VALLEY OF THE SHADOW by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Dunn's third Cornish adventure (Manna From Hades, 2009, etc.) offers strong female characters, a double helping of tension and the revival of some largely forgotten history."
A Cornish cliff walk involves some impromptu investigators in a life-and-death situation. Read full book review >

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FALL OF A PHILANDERER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Lacks the complexity of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and the depth of Unnatural Death, to take only two examples of genre classics actually produced during Daisy's mid-1920's idyll."
Pregnant Daisy Fletcher is on holiday with her stepdaughter and her pal near the seaside community of Westcombe, Devonshire, when their idyll is disrupted by yet another violent death. Read full book review >

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MISTLETOE AND MURDER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"All too true—and dull, too."
Married at last to Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher, features writer Daisy Dalrymple (To Davy Jones Below, 2001, etc.) is researching an article about Brockdene, a country estate owned by Lord Westmoor of the Helstone Norvilles but occupied by the family's Cornish branch. Read full book review >

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DEAD IN THE WATER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

Daisy Dalrymple, energetic young heroine of this series set in the early '20s (Damsel in Distress, 1997, etc.), is visiting the Henley-on-Thames country house of her aunt Lady Cheringham, and writing a story for an American magazine about the intercollegiate rowing events of the Thames Regatta. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A MEZZO by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"The plotting is fussy—at times absurd—but the author handles with finesse the taken-for-granted anti-Semitism of the English upper class of the era: an unexpected plus in an otherwise easy-to- take but fluffy confection."
Another adventure for the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, struggling in the years after WW I to build a writing career and to nourish a budding romance with Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher (The Winter Garden Mystery, p. 426)—both in conflict with the aristocratic strictures of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERFLUOUS WOMEN by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Fans of classic British mysteries and Dunn's clever heroine will find plenty of local color and red herrings in her latest charmer."
The wife of a high-ranking Scotland Yard detective finds herself involved in yet another murder case. Read full book review >

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GUNPOWDER PLOT by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Fans of the dauntless Daisy (Fall of a Philanderer, 2005, etc.) will delight in this Anglophilic period mystery."
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. Read full book review >

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STYX AND STONES by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 1999

"Only Dunn's most devoted fans will relish this tepid tale."
So-so eighth in a series set in the early 1920s, dealing with the misadventures and triumphs of the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, part-time writer and full-time snoop, the latter an activity bemoaned by her fiancÇ, Scotland Yard's D.C.I. Alec Fletcher. Read full book review >

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DAMSEL IN DISTRESS by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"A dauntless Daisy, and good-natured fun, if a little fey."
It's 1923 in postWW I England, and the Honorable Philip Petrie—aimless, car-loving younger son of an aristocratic family- -meets Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of an American millionaire, in the countryside near Malvern. Read full book review >