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In early 1925, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher - recent mother of twins - resumes her journalistic career by agreeing to write a piece about the Tower of London - the Bloody Tower - for an American magazine. Invited to observe the centuries-old ritual Ceremony of the Keys, she's spending the night (her first time away from her babies), since the complex is locked and guarded, and the high walls are surrounded by a disused moat.
Having been given a tour of the Crown Jewels, interviewed and observed the Yeoman Warders, and met the Raven Master, Daisy has more than enough material for her article and decides to leave as early as possible the next morning to return to her family. But when walking down the stairs, she almost trips over the dead body of one of the Yeoman Warders. That there's something seriously amiss cannot be denied due to the pike sticking out of his back. With her husband, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher, assigned to resolve the case, Daisy once again finds herself in the middle of a case of murder most foul.
©2010 Carola Dunn (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Jane on 05-20-17

narrator ruins story

the story is good. the narrator was horrible. Screeching and high pitched inflection when representing women. quite off-putting. I won't get the next one if the narrator is the same. annoying in the extreme.

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By S. mccoy on 03-11-17

Better read than listened to!!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Good thing I was driving so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Voice too high and grating. Accent too heavy with some characters to understand. For light reading, it should not be a chore to listen to!

Any additional comments?

i go back a long way with Ms. Dunn. Have read previous books with enjoyment, but first and last time for audio. What a drag!!

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By Mrs. H. L. Rider on 10-14-17

Dunn and Rayner make best combo in 20's who dunnit

Welcome back Lucy! For me Lucy Rayner is the heart and soul of the Daisy Dalrymple series. I love these lighter form of murder mysteries, all the mystery without sinister over tones or blood, guts, gore, sex or foul language. But always a little sad when the journey is over and I wait alone until next time!

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By D Suz on 06-03-17

Get the pronunciations correct!

At least Lucy Rayner gets the accents correct but one would think she could pronounce names correctly. Devereux is pronounced Deverow not Deverex! There were also other mispronunciations - oh for Stephen Fry!!!

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By Anonymous User on 10-30-17

the Bloody Tower is a lovely Cosy mystery.

I enjoy the little bit of history thrown in Daisy's stories. the relationship between Daisy and Alex is lovely. Such Fun

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By Janice B. Turbill on 04-06-17

Not my sort of book

The narrator put me off to start with. Tried to stick with it but just couldn't get past 4th chapter. Waste of money!

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