Anthem for doomed youth

Carola Dunn

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Dunn, Carola. Daisy Dalrymple mysteries ; v. 19.
Daisy Dalrymple mysteries.
New York : Minotaur Books 2011.
1st ed
Physical Description
viii, 288 p. ; 22 cm
Main Author
Carola Dunn (-)
Review by Booklist Review

DCI Alec Fletcher receives a high-profile case with orders to solve it quickly and keep his wife, Daisy Dalrymple, away from the investigation. Since Daisy will be heading off to visit their daughter at her boarding school, this should not be a problem. Unfortuately, Daisy's daughter, Belinda, and her friends encounter a body in the maze at the public garden, leaving Daisy and her friend Sakari Prasad to speculate about the murder and ponder whether it could be related to Alec's case, which centers on the discovery of three bodies in Epping Forest. The victims all served in the same company during WWI, and their deaths may be related to wartime events. Dunn's striking portrait of Daisy continues to remind readers that there were strong women with careers in England during the 1920s and women who successfully balanced work and parenthood. As always, Dunn combines an entertaining story with fascinating historical material.--Bibel, Barbara Copyright 2010 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Set in 1926, Dunn's enjoyable 19th Daisy Dalrymple mystery (after 2009's Sheer Folly) will please fans of traditional English whodunits. When the graves of three men turn up in Epping Forest, once a royal hunting preserve just outside London, Det. Chief Insp. Alec Fletcher, the lead investigator, is relieved that his wife, Daisy, along with her friends Melanie and Sakari, are away at their daughters' school for the weekend, so she won't be able to nose her way into the case. Later, Melanie's daughter discovers a dead teacher while lost in the medieval maze of Bridge End Garden. Leave it to clever Daisy to figure out that all the bodies are related to the Great War. The aristocratic but very modern Daisy makes a formidable amateur sleuth as she acts to stop more murders and get justice for the victims. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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