The Black Ship : A Daisy Dalrymple Murder Mystery Paperback
by Carola Dunn
Part of the Daisy Dalrymple series
It is 1925 and the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, her husband Alec Fletcher and their recent twins move to a new, large house on the outskirts of London.
Set in a small circle of houses with a communal garden, it seems like the idyllic setting - that is, until a murder victim turns up under the bushes of the communal garden.
Now rumours of bootleggers, American gangsters and an international liquor smuggling operation via black ships turn everything upside down.
Alec, in his role as Scotland Yard detective, has been assigned to ferret out the truth behind the murder - but it is up to Daisy to find out who the dead man is, what his relationship with her new neighbours was, why he was murdered - and who it was who did him in! PRAISE FOR CAROLA DUNN'S 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: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 10/09/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781845298661
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Review by riverwillow
The Fletcher family have come into a small inheritance which means that they can leave St Johns Wood and move to a larger home in Hampstead. The house has a large communal garden and one day, not long after they've moved in, Belinda's dog, Nana, discovers the body of a dead man in the garden, it quickly becomes clear that the man in murdered and Alec is called into lead the investigation, which is centred around the lucrative trade of smuggling booze into a USA still subject to Prohibition. A solid addition to the series.