Fall of a Philanderer
In the summer of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher has planned a quiet, relaxing holiday in the small costal town of Westcombe. With her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, planning to join them later, Daisy went ahead with her step-daughter Belinda and... show more
In the summer of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher has planned a quiet, relaxing holiday in the small costal town of Westcombe. With her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, planning to join them later, Daisy went ahead with her step-daughter Belinda and Belinda’s chum Deva. Currently three months pregnant, Daisy is looking forward to a relaxing, non-dramatic vacation of quiet strolls along the cliffs and days down at the beach. But Daisy doesn't have that kind of luck and the seemingly quiet seaside town turns out to be a small hotbed of rumor and scandal. It seems much of it is centered around local lothario George Enderby the married owner of the local pub who keeps himself busy attempting seduction of whatever women cross his path. And in a town this small, no indiscretion remains secret for very long. Which is clearly illustrated when the husband of one of his rumored conquests assaults the innkeeper in full view. The last vestige of the idyllic vacation dissipates shortly thereafter when the Fletchers, planning a simple picnic, discover Enderby’s broken body at the foot of a sea cliff. With murder the most obvious conclusion, Alec’s vacation is cut short by the official investigation. But it is up to Daisy to uncover the truth lurking behind the rumors, gossip, and closely held secrets of this small town if the killer is ever to be found. (continued on back flap)(continued from front flap)[back flap copy]Author photo: yes (must attach)Author Photo credit: Kent Peterson Photography [Carola Dunn is the author of several previous mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon. ] ]
Publish date: December 1st 2006
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Daisy Dalrymple (#14)
I read this, I am aware I did and I remember some of the details and I could have sworn I wrote a review, but it has evaporated into the electronic ether. Daisy, for a change doesn't find the body herself, it's the Inspector who finds the body when he joins Daisy for a holiday. There are many people...
I’m a fan of this cozy mystery series and its protagonist, Daisy, a plucky young journalist and a daughter of a viscount in England of 1924. I’ve read almost all the novels of the series and I can say: this is one of the best. In this story, Daisy is on vacation in Devon. For the first (and only, I ...
A bit better than the last Daisy D book, if only because there aren't quite so many characters, so there's more depth to each character and more story. This book takes place just a month after the previous book (which was to be Lucy's June wedding), and Daisy has her step-daughter Belinda and Belind...