May the best man die!
In July of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple travels to
Henley-on-Thames to visit her aunt and uncle, as well as to work on her latest
writing assignment: covering the Henley Royal Regatta for an American magazine.
a simple trip researching her article, enjoying the races, and, come the
weekend, having a pleasant time with her fiancé, Detective Chief Inspector Alec
Fletcher of Scotland Yard. But the tensions between the Ambrose team’s
coxswain, Horace Bott—a shopkeeper’s son and scholarship student at Oxford—and
rower Basil DeLancey—the younger son of an earl and all-around bounder—are
constantly threatening to erupt into violence.
The day after losing a race thanks to Bott’s overindulgence the night
before, DeLancey keels over and dies mid-race. Foul play is immediately
suspected, with Bott the logical suspect. But nothing is obvious in this
tangled web of jealousies and secrets, and while Inspector Fletcher
investigates the murder, Daisy once again must ferret out the truth. Download and start listening now!