In March of 1926, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her friend and collaborator Lucy (a.k.a. Lady Gerald) head off for several days at stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country. Working on a book of follies (architectural), they plan to research and photograph it. Leaving her husband... show more
In March of 1926, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her friend and collaborator Lucy (a.k.a. Lady Gerald) head off for several days at stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country. Working on a book of follies (architectural), they plan to research and photograph it. Leaving her husband and young twins behind, Daisy is expecting a productive weekend at Appsworth Hall, with the only potential difficulty being keeping Lucy from offending the current owner, a manufacturer of plumbing products. Alas, it’s not to be quite so simple. At the home, they find themselves faced with a curious assortment of people including the abominable, tactless Lord Rydal, who is rumored to be having an affair with one of the guests while at the same time in ardent and artless pursuit of the hand in marriage of another. When the grotto explodes with Lord Rydal in it, it’s not a question of who would do it—as most who’ve met him would be sorely tempted—but who actually did do it.
Publish date: 15-09-2009
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
Series: Daisy Dalrymple (#18)
I'm running out of things to say about this series. I still enjoy it a lot (with very few exceptions but this is not one of those). The 'various people meet in a large house and then one gets murdered' is one of my favourite set-ups and it's very well done here. Perhaps Rhino was a bit too over the ...
A delightful romp and a worthy addition to the series. The premise is simple: Daisy and her friend, photographer Lucy, visit an estate of a rich manufacturer of the bathroom tubs and basins. He has a rare folly – a grotto – on his property, and they are planning to include the folly’s photos and des...
Another exciting adventure with Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher. I enjoyed this one. It was a fun read with a few plot twists and good red herrings in the mystery. There was never a question that Daisy's adventures are not literary classics, they never purport to be so, but still they are fun and why re...