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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (871 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: 9781455184453
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In this second installment of Carola Dunn’s cozy mystery series set in 1923 England, plucky Daisy Dalrymple embarks on another assignment for Town and Country magazine and discovers that daffodil bulbs aren’t all that’s buried in a country estate’s flower bed.

The merest hint of spring has arrived in Cheshire, and so has Daisy Dalrymple. The feisty flapper is a breath of fresh air to the occupants of gloomy Occles Hall, among them her former school chum, wallflower Bobbie Parslow, and the thorny mistress of the manor, Lady Valeria. While photographing the barren ground behind the house, Daisy suspects someone has been digging amidst the soil’s first green shoots—and promptly unearths the corpse of Grace Moss, the missing parlor maid. So begins a harrowing romp as the dead woman’s shocking secret is revealed—leaving Daisy to catch a killer before she’s pushing up daisies.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “All the classic elements of the period ‘cozy’ are present in this new mystery…but Dunn uses these conventions to paint an engrossing picture of the uneasy, shell-shocked period after World War I—cuddly enough but with some notable sharp edge.”

    Oregonian

  • “Manners (P.G. Wodehouse-style) and mystery get equal time in a low-keyed story with considerable charm.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This traditional charmer will please most everyone.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/20/2014

    " Enjoyed this just as much as the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 2/18/2014

    " Fun, light mystery; interesting time period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina Gonsalves | 2/5/2014

    " The book was fine. A light quick mystery. Just so many funny personal things about the book itself. First, the author's name. Second that there is a engaged woman, who's nickname for her fiance is Dodo. And third that it was published on my birthday. Don't plan on reading anything else by her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzie Grogan | 1/31/2014

    " Another light read. I am coming to like old Daisy. All very quaint and undemanding. A good read when stuck inside with the winter bug! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julianne | 1/26/2014

    " This is #2 in a fun series I recently discovered. Daisy is one of the aristocracy in 1920's England, but she prefers to be "an independent woman". Daisy is visiting a country estate, intent on taking photographs and writing an article about this beautiful old home for her magazine. As she gets involved in the lives of the family members, a body is discovered in the garden. Everyone is suspect, and it is up to Daisy to finally figure out "who done it?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette | 1/13/2014

    " I give this 3.5 stars. A fun series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 1/10/2014

    " This book is lots of fun, very charming. I enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who loves light fare to cheer one up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 10/11/2013

    " This was a book on CD. Good reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Hontz | 10/4/2013

    " A pleasant cozy set in the 1920s. Likeable characters and interesting mystery, but no book to stretch your gray cells. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mkb | 9/12/2013

    " It was as if Enid Blyton had decided to write for grown-ups. Extremely fluffy. What-ho! Jolly good! Toodle-pip! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 9/2/2013

    " This is the second in a fun, "cozy", reliably entertaining mystery series, taking place in 1920s England. Lots of fun, as I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 8/11/2013

    " I seem to be on a mystery kick recently, but I just love this series and couldn't resist reading an early story. The stories are a bit fluffy, but I love Daisy and her crew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ursula | 4/9/2013

    " It was well done, like the first, although some of the mystery was obvious. I enjoy the main character and some of her escapades, however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 8/19/2012

    " I found the second in the series to be even more engaging than the first. I really appreciate Dunn's writing -- she's a mite more liberal than I'd originally thought, and I am all about it. On to the next, I say! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Jones | 5/11/2012

    " Enjoyed this drawing room mystery. Characters made me laugh out loud. Love the slang. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sho | 12/18/2011

    " romps along nicely as do all the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries. Not much more to say than that because I love them, and while I'm reading them I really enjoy them. And I will be reading more of them, that's for surre. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jay | 11/26/2011

    " I couldn't finish listening to this audiobook. Bernadette Dunne reads very well, but the accent required for this book was absent in my view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nell | 6/19/2011

    " Very entertaining. While Daisy is visiting an old schoolmate, the body of their missing maid is unearthed in the garden. Great characters, amusing dialogue and a very good mystery. Good development of the relationships among the main and recurring characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephani | 5/28/2011

    " A light cozy. While I finished listening, I didn't really care who the murderer was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 4/30/2011

    " 3.5 stars - better than the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 4/8/2011

    " Next in the daisy dalrymple series. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 3/21/2011

    " The book was fine. A light quick mystery. Just so many funny personal things about the book itself. First, the author's name. Second that there is a engaged woman, who's nickname for her fiance is Dodo. And third that it was published on my birthday. Don't plan on reading anything else by her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/5/2011

    " Enjoyed this just as much as the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/10/2011

    " I enjoyed this book and will keep reading the series "

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

    " Murder and scandal in the english countryside. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/23/2010

    " Would have given this 4 stars if the POV had been more polished. The midscene POV switches and breaks were annoying.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephani | 9/1/2010

    " A light cozy. While I finished listening, I didn't really care who the murderer was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 7/28/2010

    " Another fine Daisy Dalrymple quick 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.