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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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Amazing storyline and fabulous narration!

Lucy Rayner is a slow-clap, standing-ovation, kind of narrator. I wish all my books were narrated by her and the voices and accents she gives each character makes the story flow so well. This book had a relatively straight forward storyline and likable characters with a huge plot twist along the way. Our beloved heroine, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple is right in the thick of things as always! Carola Dunn has done it again, and I came along for the ride! Highly recommend, 10/10!

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Gunpowder Plot is another entertaining and enjoyable cozy mystery in the Daisy Dalrymple series. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one in this series.

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Unbearable narration

Not a lot to review here. I have read some of this series in book form. Recommend others go with that. The narration here is so bad, that I was cringing, unable to focus on the story.

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

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I did not see this one coming. lots of suspects but the person who was the murderer was a complete suprise. Enjoyed this book.

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narrator gets more and more irritating

I think reader is punishing the audience by exaggerating the accent to see how bad it can get before people stop listening. notice that she gives an Irish accent to the unacceptable suitor, named Miller?

but when the book is free...

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Shrill, unpleasant narrator

The story was not worth enduring the painfully shrill narration. Plot was easy enough to figure out the ending and the endless imaginative meanderings of the main characters was tiresome.

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Easy listening

I have enjoyed all of these lighthearted mysteries. They remind me of old movies I liked as a kid plus they make the time I spend sewing or making patterns go by so much quicker.

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  • 11-07-18

Always a delight but 1 annoying mispronunciation

Lucy Rayner is by far the best performer of this series, but the occasional American mispronunciation creeps in. This can usually be ignored, but unfortunately in this book it was the surname of one if the main couples. Gooch - pronounces Goosh throughout. So annoying and very distracting. However, other than that a delightful listen as always.

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  • 03-12-17

Nice story but some cringe worthy regional accents

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