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
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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
I also had some problems with the ending. (view spoiler)[While I sympathized with the desire of the family to avoid a scandal, I am opposed to the idea of letting the guilty ...more
If you enjoy this time period and cozy mystery books I certainly recommend it. The audio narration is quite good too
Warning: there is some bad language in this one.
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
I have indulged in quite a few detective novels recently and this one is my favorite so far. I get why people refer to it as a "cozy." Its a comfortable read, light and fun but still puzzling. Who killed Lord Astwick? Everyone has a motive but our flapper-turned-journalist heroine. I liked Daisy's character, she's charming. I like Chief Inspector Alec, who lets be honest, reminded me of Chief Inspector Jack Robinson from Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (the show, not those awful books.) ...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.
Also, liked the lack of peril.
Don't have a lot to say about this - it wiled away a few hours.
Daisy and Alec Fletcher, the Chief Inspector sent down from Scotland Yard, work together to take statements of all the suspects and figure out whodunnit. Clear setup for those two to continue to work together in future books.
Enjoyed about two-thirds of this book; the resolution was spread ...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
I thought I could happily get away with reading a fun, light, mystery. One that happened to be magically ...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
A feet up cuppa tea book to chill and unwind...
Daisy Dalrymple is the daughter of a Viscount, but she has made the rather shocking decision to make her own way as a writer. She lands an assignment for a series of magazine articles on country manor houses, and finds herself at Wentwater Court in January 1923 to begin research on her first piece. Lord Wentwater’s young wife has recently been the focus of some unwanted amorous attention, and several guests express obvious jealousy and animosity. So ...more
Since the main character was not irritating, I probably would try another in the series in hopes of an improved mystery.
*Listened to the audiobook on a road trip with my husband and another friend. We dissected the story as we went, which may have made it easier to fi ...more
I give this book 5/5 Stars here on Goodreads. I would highly recommend this Series to anybody that loves a good ole Mystery set in England. There are 22 Books in this Series and this is Book #1 in the series.
I have put in a request for Book #2 at my local Library.
Happy Reading :)
Lady Marjorie Beddow ...more
Not totally feeling attached to this at the moment!!
So glad I persevered. I ended up really enjoying this.
I started to like Daisy's character too. note in my booktube cosy crime wrap up. 3.5-4*
So the first thing I want to say is that the Daisy Dalrymple series is somewhat misnamed, as Daisy's not the only protagonist (though I LOVE HER and she is perfect). She shares the series with her eventual husband Alec Fletcher. I'd call that a spoiler, but, uh, well, they get engaged in book five (of twenty-two) and you can pretty much see it coming from the end of the firs ...more