The Winter Garden Mystery
In England, 1923, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple has made a decision that, while shocking to her class, is in perfect keeping with the spirit of the times. Rather than live with relatives until she marries, she has undertaken to earn her own living with her writing. Her series of articles on... show more
In England, 1923, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple has made a decision that, while shocking to her class, is in perfect keeping with the spirit of the times. Rather than live with relatives until she marries, she has undertaken to earn her own living with her writing. Her series of articles on country manor houses has proven popular with the readers of Town and Country and in February she travels to Occles Hall to research her latest piece. What she finds there is a household under the thumb of the ill-tempered and demanding Lady Valeria. The discovery of the body of a pregnant maid buried in the winter garden does nothing to improve Lady Valeria's mood. When the local constabulary arrests the Welsh under-gardener who had been involved with the maid for the murder, Daisy is sure of his innocence and suspects that the whole affair is consciously being swept under the carpet. Wary of the air of secrecy that permeates Occles hall and determined to prove the innocence of the young Welshman, Daisy convinces Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard to investigate the murder--a murder that is more complex and horrifying than either could have imagined.
Publish date: 3-6-2008
Publisher: Kensington Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Daisy Dalrymple (#2)
On this second outing with the Hon. Daisy Dalrymple I have to wonder if she'll start to be a Jessica Fletcher-esque harbinger of doom for people she visits which could be problematic for her job of photographing and documenting some of the stately homes in England. The beginning implies that there ...
This review pertains to the audio version of The Winter Garden Mystery. I bought the book not knowing it was the 2nd of the series so I put off listening to it until after I listen to the 1st (Death at Wentwater Court). Had I bought that book before this one, the Winter Garden Mystery would not have...
3-3.5 starsThe 2nd Daisy Dalrymple has Daisy off to Occles House, where a sporty schoolchum, Bobbie (Roberta) lives with her brother Sebastian, her horror of a mother Lady Valeria, and her dairy-occupied father. Lady Valeria runs the small village, Occleswich, like an iron-maiden. And she coddles Se...
The Honorable Daisy Dalyrymple is visiting an old school chum while writing about her ancestral home when a body is discovered in the garden. Although the local police are happy to pin the housemaid's murder on her young foreign swain, Daisy has doubts. She calls in her childhood friend Philip Pet...