Death at Wentwater Court Book Summary and Study Guide

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The year is 1923, and it is a time when daughters of upper class British families do not do anything as common as seeking employment. The Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, however, has broken with convention and has taken a position as a writer for the magazine Town and Country rather than be supported by her rather unpleasant relatives.
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Her first assignment is to write an article about stately Wentwater Court which is the home of Lord Wentwater and his attractive and much younger second wife, Annabel. Daisy is welcomed at Wentwater Court as befits her social position even though she is a professional writer. She quickly gets to know the family and houseguests, and detects undercurrents of hostility and jealousy in the group. When one of the guests dies in a skating accident, Daisy finds evidence that it might be murder, and she is very pleased to be able to assist the attractive Scotland Yard detective, Alec Fletcher, who is assigned to the case.

This is the first of the Daisy Dalrymple series and is bound to please any fan of classic British cozy mysteries.
The review of this Book prepared by Linda Bertland

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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