The Winter Garden Mystery : Daisy Dalrymple

  • by Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
  • Series: Daisy Dalrymple
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this second installment of Carola Dunn's cozy mystery series set in 1923 England, plucky Daisy Dalrymple embarks on another assignment for Town and Country magazine and discovers that daffodil bulbs aren't all that's buried in a country estate's flower bed. Feisty flapper Dalrymple is a breath of fresh air to the occupants of gloomy Occles Hall in Cheshire, among them her former school chum, wallflower Bobbie Parslow, and the thorny mistress of the manor, Lady Valeria. While photographing the barren ground behind the house, Daisy suspects someone has been digging amidst the soil's first green shoots, and promptly unearths the corpse of Grace Moss, the missing parlor maid. So begins a harrowing romp as the dead woman's shocking secret is revealed.

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What the Critics Say

"Set in a British manor house in 1923, this traditional charmer will please most everyone." (Library Journal)
"Manners (P.G. Wodehouse-style) and mystery get equal time in a low-keyed story with considerable charm." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Can't wait for more

This is a surprisingly substantial slice of life in the 20's. I enjoy all the characters, especially Daisy. Yes, it's a dumb name for a well drawn character. Daisy is everything a heroine should be.
The narration is excellent as well!
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- Wadie

Cozy 1920s English Mystery

This is one of my favorite mystery series. As someone who thoroughly enjoys Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Connan Doyle, and Rex Stout, I was pleased to find another writer who appreciates period-based stories. Although I do agree with other reviewers that the writer embellished the characters' speech with lots of "spiffing" and "biffing," the book has a nice flow and rhythm. The characters are fun and interesting and I look forward to following their adventures for many books to come.
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- Annalisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.