To Davy Jones Below, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


With the peal of wedding bells still ringing in their ears, Daisy Dalrymple and her new husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, take an ocean trip to America.

On board they are joined by a coterie of acquaintances, including American industrialist Caleb P.

Arbuckle, his friend, millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new wife Wanda, an ex-showgirl with huge ambitions.

But very soon the pleasant voyage dissolves into an atmosphere thick with chaos, intrigue and vicious gossip, followed by a series of suspicious accidents and a sudden death. And with harsh weather and rough seas making the crossing even more perilous, it's up to Daisy and Alec to uncover the tangled secrets and hidden agendas of some very dangerous guests...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781849015196



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At Daisy and Alec's wedding reception, Philip's father-in-law Caleb Arbuckle and Alec's Superintendent reveal a little scheme they've put together to get Alec's professional assistance for a little project a certain J Edgar Hoover is working on, and give the newly-weds an extended honeymoon on the Arbuckle acres at the same time.Soon after the boat leaves, while Alec is struck down by seasickness and Philip and Gloria are getting rather competitive over quoits and snooker and every other game on board ship, people start falling overboard in suspicious circumstances. The Captain asks Alec to investigate, but with every patch of rough weather keeping Alec in his and Daisy's cabin with dry toast and a bucket, it falls to Daisy to do most of the investigating...It gets a 4/5. Enjoyable, and strong characters as always, but the timing was a bit off and the ending, while ingenious, was a bit of a deus ex machina. It's not the best in the series, but neither is it the weakest. And it's nice to see Daisy and Alec settling into married life: you can call me soppy or maladjusted, but I still think it's a compliment to the writing of those characters that I feel a definite emotional involvement in their lives.

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