Death at Wentwater Court Paperback
by Carola Dunn
Part of the Daisy Dalrymple series
No stranger to sprawling country estates, well-heeled Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground at Wentwater Court to cover a story for Town & Country magazine.
But her interview gives way to interrogation when suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a chilly end on the tranquil skating pond.
With evidence that his death was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard so the culprit can't slip through their fingers like the unfortunate Astwick slipped through the ice ...Praise for The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries: '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...This will delight readers who love country-house mysteries.' Booklist
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 27/08/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781845298654
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 reviews.
Review by GeraniumCat
The first of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries, this is an amiable, cosy mystery set in an English country house. Daisy is an engaging heroine, perky and ever-so-slightly bossy, a modern young woman determined to earn her own living after the death of her fiance in World War 1. It's a quick and undemanding read, and I moved on quickly to the second in the series.
Review by riverwillow
Fun addition to the crime genre. The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple is trying to be an independent woman in 1920s Britain and has taken a job with 'Town and Country' magazine writing articles about British country houses. This is a brilliant opening novel in a series of crime novels featuring Daisy, and, hopefully, the lovely Inspector Fletcher of New Scotland Yard. The books are packed with period detail as Daisy moves amongst Woodhousian characters. Fun and diverting.
Review by 26kathryn
Daisy Dalrymple arrives at Wentwater Court to write an article about the house and its occupants. While she is staying there another guest of the house meets an untimely death. At first they all think it’s an accident, until Daisy notices something that suggests it might not be. Scotland Yard is called in and Alec Fletcher from C.I.D arrives to investigate the incident. As the facts are unravelled it becomes clear that everyone in the house has a secret, but which of them would kill for it?This is an intriguing mystery that kept me guessing throughout. The characters are interesting and I enjoyed discovering their secrets. There seems to be a romance blossoming between Daisy and Alec, I would like to see this develop through further books in the series alongside other intriguing mysteries.The book is set in the 1920's, and it is written so naturally that I felt as though I was right there.
Review by 4leschats
The first in the Daisy Dalrymple series–a journalistic assignment sends Daisy to Wentwater Court where she finds more than an old family estate when Lord Stephen Astwick apparently drowns during an ice skating accident. Will Daisy’s photos help the police, and what will her relationship be with the handsome Scotland Yard Detective, Alec? A nice opener to a cozy mystery series though like many first books, the establishment of the key players makes it a bit slow.
Review by RubyScarlett
Aw that was very nice. I loved Daisy, she's such a comfort. I also really enjoyed the atmosphere and the cast of characters - Daisy knows them already which made a nice change from stories where the detective just pops up in a community to carry an investigation. The resolution is unusual and slightly unrealistic but very humane and well explained. Overall, a good cosy with plenty of details and a lovely pace. I look forward to more.