Dead in the Water, Paperback Book

Dead in the Water Paperback

Part of the Daisy Dalrymple series

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)

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May the best man die!July, 1923, and Daisy has been invited by an American magazine to cover the Henley Regatta. But unknown to her, she steps right into a class war between two members of the Oxford rowing team. Cox Horace Bott - a shopkeeper's son and scholar student - has always hated rower Basil DeLancy - younger son of an earl and all-round cad and bully. And after a particularly brutal public humiliation by DeLancy, Bott swears revenge - so when DeLancy keels over and dies mid-race, it would seem he's made good on his promise.Yet Daisy isn't convinced, and with the help of her fiance Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, she dives into a tangled web of jealousies and secrets, where appearances are everything and good breeding may just be a cover for a killer intent on keeping Daisy mum forever...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'A dauntless Daisy and good-natured fun.' Kirkus Reviews'For fans of Dorothy L.

Sayers' novels' Library Journal

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781849013321

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Daisy visits her aunt during the Henley Regatta and inevitably there's a murder. Once again Alec and his team, assisted by Daisy, investigate. This is an entertaining read and the identity of the murder is a surprise. There's also some nice social observation and period detail. An entertaining and fun read.

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