Gone West : A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Carola Dunn

Lucy Rayner (Narrator)

01-30-18

11hrs 8min

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01-30-18

11hrs 8min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“The wife of a Scotland Yard detective is such a clever sleuth that she’s on the scene before her husband…Daisy’s husband’s superior, taking a dim view of her involvement, sends Alec Fletcher to solve the case. Despite (or because of) plenty of promising suspects, Daisy and Alec have their work cut out for them. Dunn adds another winner to a long string of charming mysteries evocative of the period between the Great Wars.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In September 1926, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate.

Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and would-be suitors living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle, who had been supporting them through his thrice-yearly, pseudonymous Westerns. When he took ill, though, Sybil took over writing them while he recovered, only to see the sales increase. Now, she fears that someone in the household is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and Sybil writing the better-paying versions. But before Daisy can even get decently underway, Humphrey Birtwhistle dies under suspicious circumstances and Daisy now faces a death to untangle, a house full of suspects, and a Scotland Yard detective husband who is less than pleased at this turn of events.

Praise

“The wife of a Scotland Yard detective is such a clever sleuth that she’s on the scene before her husband…Daisy’s husband’s superior, taking a dim view of her involvement, sends Alec Fletcher to solve the case. Despite (or because of) plenty of promising suspects, Daisy and Alec have their work cut out for them. Dunn adds another winner to a long string of charming mysteries evocative of the period between the Great Wars.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[In] Dunn’s charming twentieth Daisy Dalrymple mystery…Daisy must tread carefully between her own theories and the official line in a cozy replete with the amenities of English country life.” Publishers Weekly

“Dunn has once again written a charming cozy featuring an intelligent, strong woman.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Jan 29, 2018
Release Date January 30, 2018
Number in Series 20
Series Display String The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1517270400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New in Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Cozy, Traditional Detectives, Literature & Fiction, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn is the author of several series of novels, including Regency romances, the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries, and the Cornish mysteries, as well as more than two dozen stand-alone novels. She was born and raised in England and graduated from Manchester University.

Narrator Bio
Lucy Rayner

Lucy Rayner is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and award-winning British actress. She has starred in numerous short and feature-length films, including English20 and Total Retribution. For her performance in Bolero, she was named Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 Madrid International Film Festival. She has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in a number of theater productions and films, many of which have screened at festivals around the world. She has a master’s degree in history from the University of Edinburgh and is a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City.

Overview

In September 1926, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate.

Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and would-be suitors living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle, who had been supporting them through his thrice-yearly, pseudonymous Westerns. When he took ill, though, Sybil took over writing them while he recovered, only to see the sales increase. Now, she fears that someone in the household is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and Sybil writing the better-paying versions. But before Daisy can even get decently underway, Humphrey Birtwhistle dies under suspicious circumstances and Daisy now faces a death to untangle, a house full of suspects, and a Scotland Yard detective husband who is less than pleased at this turn of events.

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