Styx and Stones Paperback
by Carola Dunn
Part of the Daisy Dalrymple series
The hot summer heat could put anyone anyone on edge but to Daisy Dalrymple, it does seem that her brother-in-law, Lord John Frobisher, is exceptionally tense - and with good reason. Someone with an evil sense of humour is sending him a series of poisoned pen letters that threaten to reveal racy secrets which could ruin him completely.
Promising to protect Lord John from public scandal, Daisy travels to his village in Kent only to discover it's teeming with enough gossip, resentment and intrigue to make everyone a suspect...or victim. But then a murder is committed, and Daisy is forced to find the killer before the ink dries on her own death warrant!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 16/09/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781849014922
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Review by riverwillow
Daisy's brother-in-law Lord John has received a series of nasty anonymous letters which seem to have been sent by someone from the local village, so he asks Daisy to try and discover the identity of the sender. Inevitably there's a murder and Daisy finds the body so Daisy and Alec join forces with the local police to investigate. A nice addition to the series as we get to see Daisy, Alec and Belinda beginning to bond as a family. Although fairly formulaic, by setting this latest mystery in an English village, Dunn gets to explore some of the issues that haunted English society between the wars.
Review by CatyM
When Daisy's brother-in-law starts receiving anonymous notes, he asks for her help in finding out who is responsible. Setting off for the country, and taking Belinda Fletcher with her for a holiday, Daisy begins to investigate - but things take a macabre turn when Daisy discovers a body, and when Alec turns up to see what his beloved and his daughter have gone tangled up in, the local police soon tangle him up in helping with their investigation. The family dynamic here are very well written, the undercurrent of humour is whirls and eddies and produced some definite giggles, and the whodunnit is pretty good too. 4.5/5