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A Mourning Wedding
St. Martin's, Nov 2004, 23.95, 272 pp. ISBN: 0312326270 The Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is at the manor house of the Earl of Haverhill to support her best friend Lucy, who is marrying Lord Gerald Bincombe in a few days. Daisy's husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher is to meet her just before the wedding, but when someone murders Lady Eve, Haverhill uses his clout to have Alec assigned to investigate instead of the local constabu...
Death at Wentwater Court
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. Her first assignment is to write an article about stately Wentwater Court which is the home of Lord Wentwater and his attr...
Die Laughing
St. Martin's, Sept 2003, 23.95, 286 pp. ISBN 0312309139 It has been four months since the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher has stumbled over a dead body and everyone from the superintendent of Scotland Yard to her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher is thrilled. Dead bodies are the furthest thing from Daisy's mind when she visits her next door neighbor Raymond Talmadge to get her sore tooth fixed. When she arrives at his office no...
Mistletoe and Murder
Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher frequently helps her husband, an inspector at Scotland Yard, solve crimes, but lately she's been doing more crime solving on her own. It seems this year she can't even take the holidays off! Things start off with Daisy's mother, the Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple, telling her that she, her husband and step-daughter Belinda, must all come to an ancestral estate in Cornwell (located in the United Kingdom). Her mother informs her...

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Murder on the Flying Scotsman
It is 1923 and Flying Scotsman, the famous train between London and Edinburg, is on its way to Scotland. Aboard the train are all the relatives of weathly and very elderly Alistair McGowan who has summoned them to visit him. Everyone hopes that Alistair is about to change his will in their favor except for his brother Albert who is currently the sole heir. When Albert is murdered in his train compartment, everyone in the family becomes a suspect. Fortuna...
Requiem for a Mezzo
Celebrated mezzo soprano Bettina Westlea was singing in an excellent performance of Verdi's Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall when she collapsed on the stage and died. In the audience were Daisy Dalrymple, author and amateur sleuth, and her very close friend, Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher. Alec immediately started his investigation of what was apparently a poisoning in full view of hundreds of people. Daisy was drawn into the investigation because Bettin...
The Fortune-Hunters
Jessica and her brother have gone to Bath for the season in search of rich spouses. After many years, the rent on their family home has increased, and money is needed immediately. In Bath, Jessica falls in love with soldier-turned architect Matthew. But Matthew has a secret of his own--after being cut off by his family, he also needs a rich spouse. Matthew and Jessica try to keep their respective secrets, while struggling with conscience because of t...
The Winter Garden Mystery
Daisy Dalrymple is at Occles Hall to write an article about this stately home for Town and Country Magazine when the body of Grace Moss is found buried in the Winter Garden. Everyone had thought that Grace, a maid at Occles Hall, had run off with a traveling salesman. Daisy believes the police, intimidated by the local gentry, have arrested the wrong person, and calls Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard for help in finding the real murderer. ...


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