Search Results: "Carola Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"The latest edition to Daisy's long string of investigations (Sheer Folly, 2009, etc.) is amusing and sprightly, and as evocative of the period as ever."
The Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher can't escape involvement in murder no matter how good her intentions. Read full book review >

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MANNA FROM HADES by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2009

"Shades of Miss Marple. Dunn's departure from Daisy Dalrymple (Black Ship, 2008, etc.) is a serviceable modern-day version of the classic English village mystery."
Welcome to Cornwall, beautiful land of Cornish pasties, cream teas and murder. 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 >

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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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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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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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HEIRS OF THE BODY by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Perhaps not the strongest of Daisy's period mysteries (Gone West, 2012, etc.), but another charming valentine for fans of classic British mysteries."
In 1920s England, a family mystery offers the aristocratic wife of a police officer new scope for her sleuthing. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE MURDERED MUCKRAKER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Dunn's tenth—short on detection, long on atmosphere, adventure, and Daisy—will appeal mainly to Dalrymple diehards."
Her wild Atlantic crossing (To Davy Jones Below, 2001) behind her, Daisy Fletcher—the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple that was—now settled comfortably in the genteelly bohemian Hotel Chelsea, faces two challenges: making her ancient Remington typewriter fit to produce the series of travel articles for Abroad magazine that brought her across the pond, and making sense of the gabble the natives talk. Read full book review >

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DIE LAUGHING by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2003

"East, west—home's best for the redoubtable Daisy."
Back from her American honeymoon, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher (Mistletoe and Murder, 2002, etc.) confronts the horrors of domestic life in St. John's Wood, along with the more pleasurable pastime of helping her Scotland Yard husband solve murders. Read full book review >

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A MOURNING WEDDING by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2004

"Daisy's in rare form here: soothing and smoothing, but all the while snooping as only she can."
Plagued with morning sickness, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher (Die Laughing, 2003, etc.) still manages to offer her detective husband unsolicited yet pertinent information that helps him solve a string of murders. Read full book review >

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SHEER FOLLY by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Full of country-house charm but by no means the best of Dunn's venerable series starring the aristocratic Daisy and her policeman husband (Black Ship, 2008, etc.)."
Amateur sleuth Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her photographer pal Lucy's visit to a stately home becomes less about their planned book on architectural follies and more about murder. Read full book review >