Damsel in Distress, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Simply mad about the girl...In spring a young man's fancy will turn to love and the Honourable Phillip Petrie is no exception. Daisy's chum is totally smitten with Miss Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of a millionaire Yank. But before the enthusiastic suitor can pop the question, his beloved is abducted by kidnappers. As a distraught Mr Arbuckle begins assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists Daisy to help him recover his missing sweetheart.

Strictly forbidden to contact Scotland Yard, Daisy must resist the temptation to bring dashing Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher onto the case. But as she closes in on the abductors' rural hideway, she begins to suspect that Gloria isn't the only fair damsel whose life hangs in the balance...Praise for the Daisy Dalrymple series: 'Cunning...appropriate historical detail and witty dialogue are the finishing touches on this engaging 1920s period piece.' Publishers Weekly 'As always, Dunn evokes the life and times of 1920s England while providing a plot that is a cut above the average British cosy.

This will delight readers who love country-house mysteries.' Booklist 'For fans of Dorothy L.

Sayers' novels' Library Journal


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781849013314



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Philip Petri has fallen in love with the daughter of an American millionaire. Unfortunately she's kidnapped and Philip calls on Daisy to help him find his love. In amongst the mayhem, Daisy's and Alec's relationship takes a giant leap forward. This is another entertaining instalment in the series, which manages to combine grim historical detail as characters remember aspects of WWI in what is essentially a light entertaining series.

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