A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312363079, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 2, 2008
In 1925, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, her husband, Alec Fletcher (a Scotland Yard Detective) and their new twin infant children inherit and move to a new, larger house on the outskirts of London proper, in a stage of slight disrepair (thanks to an aged, now deceased, uncle). Set in a small circle of houses and a communal garden, it seems a near idyllic setting. That is until a dead body turns up half-hidden under the bushes of the communal garden, rumors of bootleggers, American gangsters, and an international liquor smuggling operation via black ships turn everything upside down. And it's up to Daisy - well, Alec with some help from Daisy - to find out who the dead man is, why he was murdered and who did him in!
"Dunn provides an intriguing view of the Prohibition era from the English perspective, besides casting a witty light on the social changes of the day."--Publishers Weekly on Black Ship "An interesting take on Prohibition."--Kirkus Reviews on Black Ship "Entertaining and well researched."--Romantic Times on Black Ship "Delicious...pleasantly reminiscent of the old-fashioned English mysteries of a bygone era." -- Denver Post on Gunpower Plot "Cunning...appropriate historical detail and witty dialogue are the finishing touches on this engaging 1920s period piece." -- Publishers Weekly on The Bloody Tower "The period sense remains vivid, the characterizations are excellent, and the mysteries are, if anything, more perplexing than ever." -- The Oregonian on Rattle His Bones