Death at Wentwater Court

Death at Wentwater Court

Book - 2015 | First Minotaur paperback edition.
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More than twenty years ago, Carola Dunn introduced to the world the charming, vivacious and perspicacious Daisy Dalrymple and the tumultuous decade of the 1920s, in an England barely starting to recover from World War I and now undergoing rapid social changes.

In early 1923, the young Honourable Daisy Dalrymple has made a decision that shocks her social class-instead of living in the Dower House with her mother and being supported by her relatives, she's decided to make her own living as a writer. Landing an assignment for Town & Country to write a series of articles on country manor houses, Daisy travels to Wentwater Court to research her first piece. There she finds a household in turmoil, filled with holiday guests and recriminations. But that's nothing compared to the uproar when one of those guests drowns in a tragic early-morning skating "accident." When it is learned that this was anything but accidental, Scotland Yard is called in and a young Chief Inspector, one Alec Fletcher, is called in to investigate. And therein hangs a tale...

A series with all the charm of the classic golden age mysteries with the kind of full-blooded, three dimensional characters that define the best of modern mystery, the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries have been a favorite for more than two decades. Now, with this reissue, readers can enjoy it from the very beginning.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
Edition: First Minotaur paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9781250060792
Branch Call Number: DUN
Characteristics: 231 pages.


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Nov 13, 2016

The first book in the Daisy Dalrymple series

May 02, 2015

If this tale, the first in a long line of mysteries, is any indicator, I've just found my next go-to series. The period writing is absorbing, humorous, and entertaining, and the who, why, and how are all explained surprisingly, yet satisfactorily. A clear winner.

Aug 28, 2013

Great first book in a series. The author did a great job of letting the characters develop rather than cramming the reader with too much info at once. Can't wait to read book 2!


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Jun 10, 2017

This Book is really good. I really enjoyed reading this book and it is a page turner that is for sure and each page gets more interesting as the mystery goes on.

This is all I am going to say about this book. I highly recommend this book. There are a total of 22 Books in this Series and this is Book #1 from the Series. The name of the Series is called A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery Series by Carola Dunn. I dearly love love this Series.

I will be reading the rest of the Books in this Series.

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