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Preview — Heirs of the Body by Carola Dunn
Heirs of the Body (Daisy Dalrymple #21)
In the late 1920s in England, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin Edgar — i.e. the Lord Dalrymple. About to turn fifty, Lord Dalrympl...more
As Edward’s 50th birthday approaches, his lawyer starts loo...more
Of course they're all majorly formulaic: in addition to the description of recurring characters which varies little from book to book*, they nearly always involve a murder** in some upper-class setting***, and while they don't (inten...more
I picked this up because it was a detective novel set in the 1920s, and on that score it didn't disappoint. The book was entertaining but also occasionally pedantic—do we need to discuss the fee for a telegram in England circa 1920? That being said, ordinarily I would relish this sort of a discussion. The fact that I'm even cognizant (and even disparaging) of these historical quirks is because they broke the narrative rhythm.
Also, part of 'the mystery' in this book was frustratingly obvious. (vi...more
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Daisy and her husban...more