Heirs of the Body: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries #21) (Paperback)

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This is book number 21 in the Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries series.

Description


The Daisy Dalrymple series continues in Heirs of the Body—when one of four potential claimants to the title of Lord Dalrymple dies a sudden, nasty death, the question on everyone's mind is, "was it murder"?

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.

About the Author


CAROLA DUNN is the author of many mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple, including Sheer Folly, Gone West and Heirs to the Body, as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Praise For…


“Dunn's forebears are writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. They set the standard for classic cozy puzzles, and Heirs of the Body's unfussy prose and straightforward plot lend themselves well to this venerable tradition.” —Seattle Times

“[The] affable heroine is lively and engaging. . . Dunn offers a strong sense of place, tight and suspenseful plotting, and well-defined motives, [which] serve to enrich the entertaining puzzle at the heart of the story.” —Shelf Awareness

“A witty historical cozy series.” —Library Journal

“Entertaining… Fans of Downton Abbey will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly

“A treat for Daisy's fans as well as those who enjoy Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs.” —Booklist on Gone West

“Dunn adds another winner to a long string of charming mysteries evocative of the period between the Great Wars.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) on Gone West

“A cozy replete with the amenities of English country life.” —Publishers Weekly on Gone West

“Dunn writes enchantingly of 1920s England: its period accoutrements of cars, cocktails, and the always delightful Daisy.” —Mystery Scene on Sheer Folly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250068491
ISBN-10: 1250068495
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries