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Publisher's Summary

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. What's more, he apparently first killed a guest - a married woman visiting England from Australia - before turning the gun on himself.

Now it's up to Alec Fletcher, Daisy's husband and a DCI of Scotland Yard, to unravel the mystery and the long-held family secrets that led to this state of affairs. But a solution will require, perhaps, more than a little help from Daisy herself.

©2007 Carola Dunn; 2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A great Daisy Dalrymple book

Daisy goes to visit the estate of a school friend to cover their special Guy Fawkes celebration, complete with a bonfire and guy and a big fireworks show. But when she gets there, not all is well with the family.

Then Jack, her friend's brother, makes the mistake of inviting an Australian couple they meet at a pub to their home for their large Guy Fawkes party, upsetting his parents, social snobs. But is that the only reason they are unhappy? As the fireworks show concludes, Jack finds his father and Mrs. Gooch dead, apparently with Lord Tyndall's having murdered the lady before committing suicide, causing Alec, her Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector husband, to come to the case, when he learns an explosive secret within the family.

The solution to this book was well-written and a surprise ending.

I was a bit disappointed by the narration, as Lucy Rayner can't do a credible Australian accent and mispronounced several words. But I'm so thrilled to be able to listen to this book that I don't mind!

This was an excellent book that I listened to straight through from start to finish because I couldn't put it down!

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Predictable But still a fan!

Daisy is a wonderful peron and I enjoy every bit of her! The mysteries are not the most complex but the writing and narration are fun and I love them while working!

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Best one yet.

I finished this book in one day. The plot was very interesting and I hadn't guessed the culprit until the end of the book (which rarely is the case for me.) Secondary characters are being fleshed out and Daisy was much less annoying. I enjoy the narrator EXCEPT for the fact that she sometimes gets into this sing-song tone for Daisy which REALLY gets on my nerves. The story itself had more depth and feeling than her previous stories. I could really feel the emotion come off the page and I felt real empathy for the characters and what they were going through. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

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One of the Best

Daisy is always astute. And somehow she never is in the shadow of her husband when it comes to finding out ‘who dunnit’ . This book has a complicated but understandable weaving of possible villains. Much fun. Well narrated.

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Lucy Raynor is my favorite!!
love the characters and how she brings them to life! keep up the good work.

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Nice story but some cringe worthy regional accents

Not a bad story but some cringe worthy regional accents. reasonable Welsh but dreadful Midlands accent.