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Heirs of the Body

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Dunn, Carola (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"In the late 1920's in England, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin Edgar--i.e. the Lord Dalrymple. About to turn fifty, Lord Dalrymple decides it is time to find out who would be the heir to the viscountcy. With the help of the family lawyer, who advertises Empire-wide, they have come up with four potential claimants. For his fiftieth birthday, Edgar invites those would-be heirs--along with Daisy and the rest of the family--to Fairacres, the family estate. In the meantime, Daisy is asked to be the family's representative at the lawyer's interviews with the claimants. Those four are a hotelier from Scarborough, a diamond merchant from South Africa, a young mixed-raced boy from Trinidad, and a sailor from Jamaica. However, according to his very pregnant wife, the sailor has gone missing. Daisy and Alec must uncover a conspiracy if they are going to stop the killing in the latest from the accomplished master of the genre, Carola Dunn"--
Authors: Dunn, Carola
Title: Heirs of the body
a Daisy Dalrymple mystery
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2013.
Edition: First edition December 2013.
Characteristics: 292 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "In the late 1920's in England, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin Edgar--i.e. the Lord Dalrymple. About to turn fifty, Lord Dalrymple decides it is time to find out who would be the heir to the viscountcy. With the help of the family lawyer, who advertises Empire-wide, they have come up with four potential claimants. For his fiftieth birthday, Edgar invites those would-be heirs--along with Daisy and the rest of the family--to Fairacres, the family estate. In the meantime, Daisy is asked to be the family's representative at the lawyer's interviews with the claimants. Those four are a hotelier from Scarborough, a diamond merchant from South Africa, a young mixed-raced boy from Trinidad, and a sailor from Jamaica. However, according to his very pregnant wife, the sailor has gone missing. Daisy and Alec must uncover a conspiracy if they are going to stop the killing in the latest from the accomplished master of the genre, Carola Dunn"--
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ISBN: 0312675496
9780312675493
Statement of Responsibility: Carola Dunn
Subject Headings: England Fiction. Conspiracies Fiction. Aristocracy (Social class) England 20th century Fiction. Dalrymple, Daisy (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Conspiracies
Aristocracy (Social class)
Dalrymple, Daisy (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2013025280
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May 29, 2014
  • merlinsilver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another terrific book by Carola Dunn. Good mystery, cute, fun to read.

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