Fall of a Philanderer Paperback
by Carola Dunn
Part of the Daisy Dalrymple series
For Daisy and her husband Alec, a long-awaited break by the sea becomes a busman's holiday when a local ladies' man turns up murdered on the beach...Yet in the coastal town of Westcombe it's hard to find someone who wouldn't have wanted George Enderby dead. The married Casanova's scandalous seductions had earned him the enmity of every jilted lover and cuckolded husband in the area - not to mention the resentment of his long-suffering wife. And now, as Daisy and Alec investigate among the seaside cliffs, beautiful beach and quaint village, this holiday idyll seems nothing more than a sinister backdrop for cold blooded murder...while the murderer may be closer than Daisy thinks! 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: 304 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 15/07/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781849017091
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Review by riverwillow
Daisy and Alec take Belinda and her friend Deva on holiday to Devon. Hoping for a quiet time they go for a walk along the coast and stumble across a body, that of a local Don Juan. Alec's holiday is interrupted when he is tasked to work with local police. Another great instalment in the series, the story is packed with atmosphere and the mystery holds together well. I really love how Daisy, Alec and Belinda are bonding and growing as a family.