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3.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carola Dunn Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455184583
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In the third installment of Carola Dunn’s cozy mystery series, Daisy Dalrymple is up to her fashionable bob in temperamental artists—one of whom is a cunning killer.

With dashing Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher at her side, Daisy is enjoying a delightful performance of Verdi’s Requiem, featuring her neighbor Muriel Westlea’s celebrated sister, Bettina. But when all that emerges from the doomed diva’s vocal chords is a dying gasp, Daisy soon discovers that the notoriously difficult opera star had her share of adversaries, among them a smugly philandering tenor, a burly Russian bass, and even her own vocal coach husband, with whom she shared a hardly harmonious marriage. Did one of them fatally poison the acclaimed mezzo? Or was someone else determined to see that Daisy’s investigation ends on as bitter a note as Bettina’s fateful last performance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dunn describes 1920s London and the characters in detail and highlights the interplay between Alec and Daisy. A snug read.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 2/12/2014

    " I really enjoyed all the characters in this story, they were so colorful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 2/9/2014

    " This book isn't horrible, but I cannot recommend it is simultaneously incongruous and predictable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alan | 2/6/2014

    " I'm listening to this. It's nicely spoken and paced but basically fluff, no depth and no effort! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celia | 2/3/2014

    " Really enjoying the view of 1920's England and following the characters through their travels. This one particularly stumped me right up to the end. Thought I had it, but was convinced to change my mind, and then found out my first guess was right hehe! Alot of fun to read and not too hard to squeeze into a busy life:) Thank you so much to Carola Dunn for taking the trouble of writing such an engaging and accessible series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/25/2014

    " Love Daisy Dalrymple!!! Good mystery! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/23/2014

    " Sweet, though not much mystery to it. I'll keep reading, though. Daisy and Alec are great characters and their adventures are just spiffing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma Taylor | 1/12/2014

    " Not as silly as the first two & therefore not as fun. I demand more 'what hos' and 'cripes's "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia Schoenfield | 12/21/2013

    " Daisy is a fun character but she's rather too-dimensional and her Ripping-s and Spiffing-s seem too canned for me. I had thought I'd read through the whole series, but after Maisie Dobbs she falls flat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindig | 12/14/2013

    " Ever so twee. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 10/12/2013

    " Another spiffing read with some twists and turns, murder, and bobbed hair. Good reader, good listening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave | 10/11/2013

    " I love this series. I love the 1920's London setting. I had it figured out pretty quickly but it was still very entertaining. A light fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 tinne | 3/28/2013

    " I liked this episode less than the previous ones I have read. Somehow the characters became muddled and I thought the story lacked some imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ursula | 1/25/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one--it started out crowded with characters and with an improbable opening, but rapidly became organized. Read it in one day, which is always a sign that the book is well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *Babs* | 12/31/2012

    " This was an excellent read. I just adore Daisy and Alec. This is the first book in this series that I have read and was at the library. I look forward to reading more of this series. It keeps you guessing to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace Wegner | 11/23/2012

    " A bit slow to start but wonderful ending --- delightful characters and time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 9/18/2012

    " This book was lots of fun. I am really enjoying this series about a young London woman in the 1920s who always seems to get mixed up in pesky murders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 7/8/2012

    " The Daisy Dalrymple series is a fun, light read that's become an autobuy for me. Cozy mystery set in the 1920s England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 12/16/2011

    " Looking for more to read and decided to pick this up. I'm not usually into historicals but this intrigued me and I found it quite a good read. It's # 3 in the Daisy Dalrymple series and there are 18 so far so I've lots more to read soon as I order them from Amazon! Good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 9/14/2011

    " I really like this cozy mystery series. The writing is very good and I like the way she is developing the relationship between Daisy and Alec. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talietha | 8/29/2011

    " It is only over when the 'fat' lady sings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie Riley | 3/2/2011

    " The first two in this series were better. I didn't dig the opera/singing setting. Much preferred those great old English countryside houses with all the crazies running around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/5/2011

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first two, but
    Daisy is still one of my favorite characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talietha | 1/1/2011

    " It is only over when the 'fat' lady sings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 9/6/2010

    " This is another spiffing Daisy Dalrymple story, though her friend Chief Inspector Alec plays a more prominent role.

    Definitely going to read more of these stories :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 7/29/2010

    " Looking for more to read and decided to pick this up. I'm not usually into historicals but this intrigued me and I found it quite a good read. It's # 3 in the Daisy Dalrymple series and there are 18 so far so I've lots more to read soon as I order them from Amazon! Good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 12/28/2009

    " Sweet, though not much mystery to it. I'll keep reading, though. Daisy and Alec are great characters and their adventures are just spiffing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 10/11/2009

    " I really enjoyed all the characters in this story, they were so colorful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 8/7/2009

    " The first two in this series were better. I didn't dig the opera/singing setting. Much preferred those great old English countryside houses with all the crazies running around. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 8/4/2009

    " This book isn't horrible, but I cannot recommend it is simultaneously incongruous and predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *Babs* | 1/29/2009

    " This was an excellent read. I just adore Daisy and Alec. This is the first book in this series that I have read and was at the library. I look forward to reading more of this series. It keeps you guessing to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/7/2008

    " I really love Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple series. It has so many good qualities. There's humor, romance, and a "spiffing" good mystery. Taking place just after WWI, she also puts quite a few historical references. Quite simply, some of the best cozies I've ever read! "

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About the Author
Author Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn is the author of several series of novels, including Regency romances, the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries, and the Cornish mysteries, as well as more than two dozen stand-alone novels. She was born and raised in England and graduated from Manchester University.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.