To Davy Jones Below
In late 1923 the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard take an ocean voyage to America for their honeymoon. Accompanied by Daisy's childhood friend Phillip Petrie, his wife, Gloria, and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb... show more
In late 1923 the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard take an ocean voyage to America for their honeymoon. Accompanied by Daisy's childhood friend Phillip Petrie, his wife, Gloria, and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb P. Arbuckle, Daisy and Alec are looking forward to a pleasant, uneventful trip. But at the last minute they are joined by Arbuckle's new friend, Yorkshire millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new wife, Wanda, a showgirl whom all but Gotobed are convinced is a gold digger of the worst sort.
Then, having barely lifted anchor, the ocean liner is beset by a series of suspicious accidents and deaths. With harsh weather and rough seas putting many-including Alec-out of commission due to seasickness, it soon falls to Daisy to figure out what connection there might be between the seemingly unrelated incidents. Convinced that there's a murderer aboard ship, Daisy must unmask the culprit or culprits before anyone else-especially herself-falls victim.
Publish date: 07-07-2001
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Daisy Dalrymple (#9)
It should be safe, Daisy Dalrymple and her new husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher on an ocean voyage to America alongside several old friends and some new acquaintances. It's full of moments and when death starts to stalk the passengers it becomes a typical limited suspects murder mys...
Like all Daisy Dalrymple mysteries, this book was a pleasure to read. Since I discovered the series, Carola Dunn has become one of my favorite ‘comfort’ authors: always reliable to bring a bit of excitement, intermittent explosions of giggles, and a spell of jolly tranquility. To paraphrase the prot...
One of my favorites in the series! Daisy and Alec find themselves "strong-armed" by Mr. Arbuckle, Philip Petrie's American father-in-law, into a trans-Atlantic ship voyage to America. Arbuckle has arranged it with Alec's superiors and with Washington D.C. so that Alec, representing Scotland Yard, wi...
So I said halfway through this book that it might become one of my favourite Lady Daisy mysteries and now that I finished it I can defenitely say: Yes it is one of Dunn's best books, I've read, so far. The side-characters were really well written this time, especially in the first books they often t...
I enjoyed this book just as much as the one before. It is nice to see Daisy take a more leading role in this one. I am enjoying this series so far and look forward to reading the next one.