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Gone West

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

by Carola Dunn

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Gone West by Carola Dunn
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012
    304 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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In September 1926, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate. Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and would-be suitors living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle, who had been supporting them through his thriceyearly, pseudonymous Westerns. When he took ill, though, Sybil took over writing them while he recovered, only to see the sales ances increase. Now, she fears that someone in the household is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and Sybil writing the better-paying versions. But before Daisy can even get decently underway, Humphrey Birtwhistle dies under suspicious circumstances and Daisy now faces a death to untangle, a house full of suspects and a Scotland Yard detective husband who is less than pleased at this turn of events.

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"Charming... Daisy must tread carefully between her own theories and the official line in a cozy replete with the amenities of English country life." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Dunn (Anthem for Doomed Youth, 2011) adds another winner to a long string of charming mysteries evocative of the period between the Great Wars." - Kirkus Reviews

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Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn is the author of the Daisy Dalrymple series as well as other mysteries and historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon. Visit her website at www.caroladunn.weebly.com.

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