A novelist has gone murdered and Daisy Dalrymple investigates— in a series that’s “pleasantly reminiscent of the old-fashioned English mysteries of a bygone era.” —The Denver Post onGunpowder Plot In September 1926, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend... show more
A novelist has gone murdered and Daisy Dalrymple investigates— in a series that’s “pleasantly reminiscent of the old-fashioned English mysteries of a bygone era.” —The Denver Post onGunpowder Plot In September 1926, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate. Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and would-be suitors living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle, who had been supporting them through his thrice-yearly, pseudonymous Westerns. When he took ill, though, Sybiltook over writing them while he recovered, only to see the sales increase. Now, she fears that someone in the household is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and Sybil writing the better-paying versions. But before Daisy can even get decently underway, Humphrey Birtwhistle dies under suspicious circumstances and Daisy now faces a death to untangle, a house full of suspects and a Scotland Yard detective husband who is less than pleased at this turn of events.
Publish date: January 17th 2012
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Daisy Dalrymple 1 (#20)
Sadly this book was just very meh. It took over one hundred pages (about a third of the book) till the murder happened which is just too long. I appreciate some setup but not at that lengths. Additionally I just didn't care for the characters that much. Usually Dunn is really good at introducing a s...
A solid mystery. The plot is interesting and well-constructed, the tension hikes the way it should, and the heroine is her charming self. But I think the series is finally winding down. Daisy, so fresh and original in the earlier books, has matured, becoming a nice but ordinary English lady, and it’...
I love this series and Gone West is no exception. Ms. Dunn always writes excellent characters; Daisy and Alex both feel like old friends and each mysteries' 'suspects' are always very three-dimensional. The plot was interesting and I enjoyed the ending very much in spite of guessing the bad guy. ...