Anthem for Doomed Youth
A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
By Carola Dunn
Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312387761, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 29, 2011
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In the Spring of 1926, the corpses of three men are found in shallow graves off the beaten path in Epping Forest outside of London—each shot through the heart and bearing no identification. DCI Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, the lead detective, is immediately given two urgent orders by his supervisor at the Yard: solve the murders quickly and keep his wife, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, away from the case! Thankfully, Daisy’s off visiting their daughter at school. But when a teacher is found dead, Daisy is once again in the thick of it. As Daisy tries to solve one murder, Alec discovers that the three victims in his case were in the same Army company during World War I, that their murders are likely related to specific events that unfolded during that tragic conflict, and that, unless the killer is revealed and stopped, those three might only be the beginning.
CAROL A DUNN is the author of the Daisy Dalrymple series as well as other mysteries and historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.
"Set in 1926, Dunn's enjoyable 19th Daisy Dalrymple mystery ... will please fans of traditional English whodunits."--Publishers Weekly "Amusing and sprightly, and as evocative of the period as ever."--Kirkus Reviews