- Author Carola Dunn
- Narrator Lucy Rayner
- Publisher Blackstone Publishing
- Run Time 8 hours and 55 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Crime and mystery fiction, Crime and mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives, Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Historical crime and mysteries.
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What to expect
In the winter of 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school friend’s house to witness the estate’s famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than the quiet weekend at the quaint family manse that she was originally hoping for.
The home is the site of some severe family tension. The Viscount and head of the family is a strict and unyielding sort, insisting that everyone—especially his children—meet his own unreasonable expectations. On the evening of the Guy Fawkes celebration, the Viscount is found dead on the floor of his study, killed by his own hand. What’s more, he apparently first killed a guest—a married woman visiting England from Australia—before turning the gun on himself.
Now it’s up to Alec Fletcher, Daisy’s husband and a DCI of Scotland Yard, to unravel the mystery and the long-held family secrets that led to this state of affairs. But a solution will require, perhaps, more than a little help from Daisy herself.
“Daisy exhibits her usual common sense and charm.”Publisher's Weekly
“As always, Dunn evokes the life and times of 1920s England while providing a plot that is a cut above the average British cozy.”Booklist
“Fans of the dauntless Daisy will delight in this Anglophilic period mystery.”Kirkus Reviews