Gunpowder Plot, Paperback

Gunpowder Plot Paperback

Part of the Daisy Dalrymple series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Fatal Fireworks on Guy Fawkes Night...Daisy Darlymple is delighted to accept an invitation from her old school friend. Gwen Tyndall lives at Edge Manor in the Cotswolds and Daisy's visit will coincide with their annual fireworks display on 5th November. But this year, amid the festivities, Gwen's father and another man are found dead. It would appear that Sir Harold turned the gun on himself after shooting his guest. But could this apparent suicide be murder? After all, Sir Harold was notoriously bad tempered and there was no love lost between him and his children. And when Daisy and her husband uncover an explosive family secret , it soon becomes clear that a trigger-happy killer will go to any length to keep it hidden...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: 9781849017107



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Daisy is staying at a country house owned by the family of an old school friend so that she can write an article for her American publisher on their Bonfire Night celebrations. Inevitably there's a murder, and because of past connections, Alec is called into investigate. As usual Dunn gently, and sometimes hilariously, exposes the mores of the period. The murder is initially interesting, but I wasn't convinced by the solution. Still a good addition to the series.

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