Heirs of the Body
The Daisy Dalrymple series continues—when one of four potential claimants to the title of Lord Dalrymple dies a sudden, nasty death, the question on everyone’s mind is, “was it murder”?In the late 1920’s in England, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin... show more
The Daisy Dalrymple series continues—when one of four potential claimants to the title of Lord Dalrymple dies a sudden, nasty death, the question on everyone’s mind is, “was it murder”?In the late 1920’s in England, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin Edgar—i.e. the Lord Dalrymple. About to turn fifty, Lord Dalrymple decides it is time to find out who would be the heir to the viscountcy. With the help of the family lawyer, who advertises Empire-wide, they have come up with four potential claimants. For his fiftieth birthday, Edgar invites those would-be heirs—along with Daisy and the rest of the family—to Fairacres, the family estate. In the meantime, Daisy is asked to be the family's representative at the lawyer's interviews with the claimants. Those four are a hotelier from Scarborough, a diamond merchant from South Africa, a young mixed-raced boy from Trinidad, and a sailor from Jamaica. However, according to his very pregnant wife, the sailor has gone missing.Daisy and Alec must uncover a conspiracy if they are going to stop the killing in the latest from the accomplished master of the genre, Carola Dunn.
Publish date: December 10th 2013
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Daisy Dalrymple 1 (#21)
Usually I dislike it when crime-novels take ages till the first body appears (even more so in cozies somehow) and there were also one or two Lady Daisy novels that, in my opinion, suffered somewhat from taking a long time to 'set the scene' before the murder finally happens. Not so this one. I was v...
The latest installment in the Daisy Dalrymple series, this cozy murder mystery was a delight to read. As always, Daisy and her husband Alec Fletcher, the DCI from Scotland Yard, are in the thick of it, but this time, the action takes place too close to Daisy’s heart – in her ancestral home Fairacres...
I need to get into the habit of making notes about books as I read them. Although I don't know how others do it; I get so involved in the story that even the things I noticed are really only noticed on an alternate track of my consciousness. I just get too engrossed in the story to stop. At the e...