Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple #1)
No stranger to sprawling country estates, well-heeled Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground at Wentwater Court to cover a story for Town & Country magazine. But her interview gives way to interrogation when suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a chilly end on the tranquil skating pond.
With evidence that his death was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotl...more
It’s 1923, and the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple, daughter of a viscount, has broken with tradition by getting a job. Hired by an up-market magazine to write articles on stately homes, her aristocratic background is useful in allowing her to mingle on an equal footing with the owners and their families. So as the book begins, Daisy is on her way to stay at Wentwater Court, home of the Earl of Wentwater.
Daisy is not the only guest and she soon finds that the house is filled w ...more
Faced with living with her cousin and her “ghastly” mother, Daisy, daughter of a Viscount, chooses to move in with her photographer friend, Lucy Fotheringay and bear the di ...more
Death At Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn
For a long time I have wanted to start the Carola Dunn series. Finally, I have finished the first book in the series, "Death At Wentwater Court." The first book is very good. I have already put the second book of the series on hold at the library.
My one misgiving was that at the beginning there were so many characters being thrown at me. I worried whether it would be necessary to write the characters names down on pape ...more
Daisy Dalrymple, daughter of a viscount, has elected to work in the early 1920's rather than be dependant upon family members. She heads to Wentwater Court to write a magazine article, but shortly a ...more
It is set in the 1920's and I grew to really like Daisy. I did really hate the resolution to the case but maybe it is true to the time period it is set in I am not sure. The few pages did reassure me about other books in the series.
This is not a series that I will go and buy myself but I will actively look for them in the library and charity shops so I can continue Daisy's story.
Lady Marjorie Beddow ...more
* * * * *
I loved this little book! Lots of cool stuff to look up: Dundee cake (what is it?), a magazine called _The Armchair Detective_ (was it real?), kedgeree (eaten for breakfast - what the hay?), Gentl ...more
Die Golden Twenties sind auch das Golden Age des Kriminalromans und ganz in diesem Stile verhält sich dieses Buch: die Upper Class, ein überschaubarer Kreis von Verdächtigen, Befragungen der Zeugen und ein ausführl ...more
Classic setting: a grand house, lots of servants with nice manners, family members mostly with good manners, several interesting guests ditto, and Daisy. Although much of the story is taken up with police procedures of the time, it’s mainly focused through Daisy, who ...more
Daisy and her new friend, Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, try to sort out the tangled loyalties and ...more
Death at Wentwater Court is a real Sunday afternoon book. Perfect for kicking back in the garden and relaxing, easy to follow but not horribly predicatable (it is a mystery book after all).
It is light and a bit silly, but the characters are fun and you can't help but be charmed by Daisy and her dashing hero Chief Inspec ...more
The Character Days Dalrymple had me hooked. I know this is a reprint of the 1994 edition and a series I have always been interested in, so of course I snatched it up when I was at the bookstore.
Carola Dunn does a fantastic job of writing historical fiction. I admit I do not know England except through books, but I am very familiar with th ...more
I had trouble getting into the story - I liked it, loved the 1920's language, the British setting and thoroughly enjoyed Daisy. I think my problem was the narration. I didn't get sucked inside the world at Wentwater Court, I was more a voyeur, a shadow squirreled away behind the curtain, rather than right there in the thick of things. Maybe that was Daisy herself. She had no loyalties as she was a stranger in the house, there was nothing to latch onto. She incl ...more
I thought I could happily get away with reading a fun, light, mystery. One that happened to be magically ...more
I thought I would give this series a try after having read all of the Phryne Fisher novels by Kerry Greenwood. When I first started the book I did not think that ...more
Still, the book is not bad. It is written in a very nice way, the times in which the action takes place ar ...more