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Summary

Daisy Dalrymple is back - when a casual outing to the Crystal Palace in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn.

April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is visited in London by her young cousins. On the list of must-see sites is the Crystal Palace. Discovering that her children's nanny, Nanny Gilpin, has never seen the Palace, Daisy decides to make a day of it - bringing her cousins, her three-year-old twins, her step-daughter Belinda, the nurserymaid, and Nanny Gilpin. Yet this ordinary outing goes wrong when Mrs. Gilpin goes off to the ladies room and fails to return. When Daisy goes to look for her, she doesn't find her nanny but instead the body of another woman dressed in a nanny's uniform.

Meanwhile, Belinda and the cousins spot Mrs. Gilpin chasing after yet another nanny. Intrigued, they trail the two through the vast Crystal Palace and into the park. After briefly losing sight of their quarry, they stumble across Mrs. Gilpin lying unconscious in a small lake inhabited by huge concrete dinosaurs.

When she comes to, Mrs. Gilpin can't remember what happened after leaving the twins in the nurserymaid's care. Daisy's husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the murdered nanny. Worried about her children's own injured nanny, Daisy is determined to help. First she has to discover the identity of the third nanny, the presumed murderer, and to do so, Daisy must uncover why the amnesic Mrs. Gilpin deserted her charges to follow the missing third nanny.

©2018 Carola Dunn (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Marcia C
  • 19-03-21

such screeching

story is OK. I like Daisy and Dunn is a good writer but the performance is terrible. My ears are battered. I listen to audible books to relax but that isn't possible here. Many of the voices were rendered with so much screeching or such stridency it was horrible to listen to. Would like a refund beause I certainly will never listen to another minute of this. Ugh!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-10-20

23 books, is that all!

I’m very sad to come to the end and have to say goodbye to Daisy and Alex after 23 books In a row. If that’s not high enough praise I don’t know what is LOL. The characters the stories the ark of the characters growth all done well. If you like a mystery and historical fiction Set in England this is a must not miss series.

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  • Sharon S. Dorondo
  • 25-04-21

I’ll sure miss Daisy!

I loved all these books! The characters, The plots, and the history of those times and what it was like for people in those days.

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  • John
  • 01-04-21

Can you say Mickkgrrrrregrrrrrr?

the narrator has way too much brogue to not sound comical which is unfortunate as the detective McGregor character would have sounded much more sympathetic and competent if portrayed with a more realistic brogue. I find this narrator makes Alex sound snobbish too not competent and thoughtful. I think the author's intent is not well served by the narrator.

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  • workin'onit
  • 06-03-19

Thoroughly enjoyable!

An unusual murder in a secluded area in a tourist area, which does not eliminate half the population as you might think. The police are investigating well, but Daisy can follow social clues and trails they can't. The mystery is well worth reading for its own sake, but I love all the other characters and relationships. I am a longtime fan of Daisy. From a young woman on her own for the first time to a newlywed to a new mother and now the head of an extended family. Daisy always stays joyous, generous, interested in others, intelligent, open & inviting, and open to adventure. I hope to see more of Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher!

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  • Ebelin Spence
  • 12-01-19

Narrator not for me

I have read Carola Dunn books for a long time. So when this new book came out I decided to buy the audible version. May be as I get older I see these as very superficial but the narrator made it so much worse. I want to know what happens but do not know if I can handle the narrator any more so I believe I’ll finish with the book version. Very disappointed!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-21

5 minutes.....

Is how long I lasted listening..... With full respect of course I have to say the narration is dreadful

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  • Beatrice
  • 28-07-21

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The Corpse at the Crystal Palace is another fun and entertaining cozy mystery in this series.

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  • Daniel Fahl
  • 18-05-21

still a fun series but time is clearly a character

in this story everyone is confronting age a lot more. lucy is taking beauty treatments and worrying. daisy is considering the next step for the twins education. Belle is dealing with becoming a young lady. Alec is confronting he cant move as quickly take as many long nights and how his career is changing.

it makes for an interesting story as we have several call backs to previous adventures including several characters we have seen before. this daisy and alec series have existed in a set series of time but it is interesting to have that remarked upon so blatantly. it is clear life changes are happening for daisy and alec but both characters have changed a lot (for the better) as the series has progressed).

as usual the cast of characters remains this series selling point and strength. the mysteries still work. still this story felt a little more disjointed then usual. too much going on as a distraction. while it was great seeing so many old favorites and how theh have changed the story I felt suffered a bit for it. good as a part ofnthe series but notna solid story by itself. I would have enjoyed a scene of alec and daisy sitting down to seriously discuss their lives and the changes they are making but unlike other books we dont get to see that aspect of their lives.

i still like the narrator a lot and how she inflects various characters. i think the production values remain good.

while others have ssid this is the end of the series, ms. Dunn has other projects she wants to work on, the book is not an overt ending. i am not sure what an overt ending would look like in a series about two sleuths building a life together. it it ends here that is fine. we have had a great series. if there is more that will be good to see. I am not sure I want to see what happens to them in the coming financial crash.

So I will see what happens but at the very least I will enjoy looking into her other works

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  • Lady the Rook
  • 10-05-21

Narrator an nfortunate choice

Narration is affected, overdone and so unhappily intrusive that I gave up on this charming story. I can usually power through most narrations until they become the vehicle for the story, not the shrill main event, but found Lucy Rayner impossible to listen to. She did well with her rendition of the protagonist but was unable to be convincing with anyone else.