Gunpowder Plot (Daisy Dalrymple, #15)
A magazine assignment takes a murderous turn for that intrepid sleuth, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, in this delightful new addition to Carola Dunn's mystery series set in 1920s England... Late autumn in the Cotswolds, and the countryside is a riot of red, yellow, and gold. Daisy... show more
A magazine assignment takes a murderous turn for that intrepid sleuth, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, in this delightful new addition to Carola Dunn's mystery series set in 1920s England... Late autumn in the Cotswolds, and the countryside is a riot of red, yellow, and gold. Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, six months pregnant and blooming, is delighted to visit Edge Manor, home of her old school friend Gwen Tyndall, to research one of her articles. Since 1606, the Tyndalls have held an annual fete celebrating the defeat of Guy Fawkes' plot against the monarchy. But this year, amid the fireworks and festivities, Gwen's father and a visiting Australian are found dead. It seems that Sir Harold turned the gun on himself after shooting his guest. Sir Harold was a bully with a famously short-fused temper, and many--including his own children--might have secretly wished for his demise. But could the apparent suicide really be murder? Now, as Daisy investigates alongside her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, an explosive family secret emerges--one that a trigger-happy killer will do anything to protect... "Fans of the dauntless Daisy will delight in this Anglophilic period mystery." --Kirkus Reviews "Daisy exhibits her usual common sense and charm." --Publishers Weekly
Publish date: November 1st 2007
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Daisy Dalrymple (#15)
Now Guy Fawkes is a problem in Ireland, burning a symbolic catholic? Yeah, not popular. Halloween is but 5th November, no. I do understand that it's a popular celebration, today largely stripped of symbolism (except in some areas, mostly in Northern Ireland where sectarianism is still a ugly, divis...
I am very conflicted. The mystery-plot was simply great and had quite a few unexpected twists but towards the end it once again felt like Dunn was running out of pages and just wanted to finish quickly. It seemed that Daisy just got quite lucky with catching the killer and not that it was the result...
This is one of the best novels in the series: lighthearted and fast moving. Daisy and her husband, Detective Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard Alec Fletcher, investigate the double deaths of a tyrannical father and his female guest. Nobody is sorry about the father, who terrorized his family for year...
When you get to the fifteenth book in a series, they become a bit hard to review. Or, at least they do for me. If you liked the previous books in this series, I see no reason why you shouldn't like this installment as well. It's every bit as charming as those that came before it.