Daisy Dalrymple

22 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 859 ratings

Death at Wentwater Court Summary

This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment, and promptly stumbles across a corpse.

No stranger to sprawling country estates, wealthy Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground in having scandalously traded silver spoon for pen and camera to cover a story for Town and Country magazine. But her planned interviews with the inhabitants of Wentwater Court give way to interrogation after suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a dire fate on the tranquil skating pond.

Armed with evidence that his fate was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard to examine an esteemed collection of suspects and to see that the unlikely culprit doesn't slip through their fingers just as the unfortunate Astwick slipped through the ice.

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  • Book 1

    • Death at Wentwater Court

    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment, and promptly stumbles across a corpse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good book, terrible reader

    • By Trudie on 06-09-06

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 2

    • The Winter Garden Mystery

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hear the sample before you buy...

    • By Sharon Spiteri on 14-06-11

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

    • Requiem for a Mezzo

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Requiem for a Mezzo

    • By Ms M Morrissey - McKenzie on 05-03-07

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 4

    • Murder on the Flying Scotsman

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    On board the Flying Scotsman, the famous London-to-Edinburgh train, Daisy meets an old schoolfellow, Anne Bretton. Anne, along with all of her relatives, is en route to visit the deathbed of the family scion and notorious miser, Alistair McGowan. As it currently stands, Alistair's will leaves the entire family fortune to his brother Albert, and the rest of the family is rushing to his side, each hoping to convince him to change his will in their favor.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Murder on the Flying Scotsman

    • By Mrs. Rm Walters on 06-01-14

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 5

    • Damsel in Distress

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In spring a young man’s fancy will turn to love, and the Honorable Phillip Petrie is no exception. Daisy’s chum is totally smitten with Miss Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of a millionaire Yank. But before the enthusiastic suitor can pop the question, his beloved is abducted. As a distraught Mr. Arbuckle begins assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists Daisy to help him recover his missing sweetheart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. Dreadful reading

    • By J. Bolton on 04-06-17

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 6

    • Dead in the Water

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    >In July of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple travels to Henley-on-Thames to visit her aunt and uncle, as well as to work on her latest writing assignment: covering the Henley Royal Regatta for an American magazine. Daisy plans a simple trip researching her article, enjoying the races, and, come the weekend, having a pleasant time with her fiancé, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. But the tensions between the Ambrose team's coxswain, Horace Bott - a shopkeeper's son and scholarship student at Oxford - and rower Basil DeLancey - the younger son of an earl and all-around bounder - are constantly threatening to erupt into violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sheer delight

    • By Mrs. H. L. Rider on 23-04-17

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 7

    • Styx and Stones

    • Daisy Dalrymple, Book 7
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In the 1920s, in post - World War I England, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, newly engaged to Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher, is asked by her brother-in-law to discreetly investigate a series of poisoned pen letters that many of the local villagers have been receiving. When the pompous and unbearable brother of the local vicar is killed by a very large rock, dropped on his head from a great height, it seems clear to all that this campaign of gossip has escalated to murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciation is odd!

    • By Claire on 12-04-14

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 8

    • Rattle His Bones

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In the summer of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple makes what should be an uneventful research trip to the Museum of Natural History quite an eventful day - with her nephew, Derek, and her soon-to-be stepdaughter, Belinda, in tow. But as she interviews the various curators for her article on the museums of London, she soon discovers that the Museum of Natural History is a hothouse of professional rivalry and jealousy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reader!

    • By Jackie Davies on 16-01-18

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 9

    • To Davy Jones Below

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In late 1926, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard take an ocean voyage to America for their honeymoon. Daisy and Alec are accompanied by Daisy's childhood friend, Phillip Petrie; his wife, Gloria; and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb P. Arbuckle, and all are looking forward to a pleasant, uneventful trip. But at the last minute they are joined by Arbuckle's new friend, Yorkshire millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new wife, Wanda.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another brilliant story

    • By kitty67 on 15-11-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 10

    • The Case of the Murdered Muckraker

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In late 1923, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, come to America for a honeymoon visit. In the midst of a pleasure trip, however, both work in a bit of business - Alec travels to Washington, DC, to consult with the US government, Daisy to New York to meet with her American magazine editor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Caroline Adams on 29-10-16

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 11

    • Mistletoe and Murder

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In December 1923, the formidable Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple has decided that for Christmas the family will all gather at Brockdene in Cornwall at the invitation of Lord Westmoor. Her daughter - Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher - is somewhat less than pleased but yields to the demands of her mother, especially as she'll be there just before the holidays working on another article for Town and Country about the estate itself. But the family gathering quickly goes awry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Generally good performance of an enjoyable story

    • By Seonaid on 24-03-17

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 12

    • Die Laughing

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 12
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    One morning in April 1924, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher finds herself in a most unenviable position. Despite her best attempts to elude the inevitable, she must face her darkest fears and with all the strength and courage she can muster, must confront the one person she has tried hardest to avoid - the dentist. But upon arriving for her appointment, she finds the waiting room deserted and adjoining examination room locked, with no hint of either Dr. Talmadge or his nurse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story

    • By D Suz on 28-05-17
    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 12
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 13

    • A Mourning Wedding

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 13
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The inimitable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher seem to get a reprieve from their sleuthing duties when they are invited to the wedding of their friend, Lucy Fotheringay. Lucy's grandfather is hosting the ceremony at his beautiful estate and so it promises to be a typical affair with hordes of gossipy aunts and other colorful, but not necessarily pleasant, relatives. Daisy meets all these characters and observes the ensuing familial fraternization with a certain kind of amusing nonchalance.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Regret this purchase

    • By sarah on 13-01-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 14

    • Fall of a Philanderer

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In the summer of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is off on a holiday by the sea with her step-daughter Belinda, Belinda's chum Deva, and Daisy's husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. Daisy is anticipating a relaxing, nondramatic holiday. But Daisy doesn't have that kind of luck.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration a bit off

    • By Libby on 02-02-10

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 15

    • Gunpowder Plot

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In the winter of 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school friend's house to witness the estate's famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than the quiet weekend at the quaint family manse that she was originally hoping for. The home is the site of some severe family tension. The Viscount and head of the family is a strict and unyielding sort, insisting that everyone - especially his children - meet his own unreasonable expectations. On the evening of the Guy Fawkes celebration, the Viscount is found dead on the floor of his study, killed by his own hand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story but some cringe worthy regional accents

    • By Kerry on 12-03-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 16

    • The Bloody Tower

    • Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 16
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In early 1925, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher - recent mother of twins - resumes her journalistic career by agreeing to write a piece about the Tower of London - the Bloody Tower - for an American magazine. Invited to observe the centuries-old ritual Ceremony of the Keys, she's spending the night (her first time away from her babies), since the complex is locked and guarded, and the high walls are surrounded by a disused moat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why the cover picture of Westminster and Big Ben?

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-03-18

    Regular price: £22.99

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