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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Really really bad narrator

This is probably a great book and I think that I would have loved the story.
Unfortunately, I couldnt get past the narrator. The truly awful narrator.
Everysentencestartslikethis a n d e n d s l I k e t h I s.
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I simply couldn't understand 50% of what she was saying.
Too bad. I suspect that these are interesting tales.

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sad this is the last book

once again totally surprised by who committed the murder. what a delightful and interesting story. just love this series.

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

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

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  • pam_ted@hotmail.com
  • 10-15-21

Finished!

I have listened to all of the Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries since they were made available for free. The stories are enjoyable, and show evidence of good research. I have enjoyed seeing the development of the characers, though some have remained a little flat. There are some phrases that seem to be cut and pasted into every story, noticeable once you have listened to 23 of them! However the narration is an issue. I am still unsure if we have been subjected to some form of AI 'reading' the stories. This is because of the very strange pronounciation. I understand that an American would not know English names, though a little research wouldn''t go amiss. The accents are laughable, though they have definately improved as the series has progressed. But it is mistakes with everyday words that glare out. 'Ant tick quay' instead of antique "Dimeler" instead of Daimler and my own personal favourite "Dever ex" instead of Deveroux as the last one was a main character in one of the stories that made for interesting listening. Does no one quality check these recordings? Good stories spoilt by awful narration.

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  • ANN OLDFIELD
  • 11-18-21

It has come to an end. Bye dearest Daisy :'(

Absolutely enchanting and thoroughly thought out storylines. I might have to revisit the whole series SOON 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 11-05-21

The Corpse at the Crystal Palace

Another brilliant story with nice amount of fun and laughter along the way. Read brilliantly again by Lucy Rayner.

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  • Anna Elizabeth Butler
  • 11-03-21

My favourite DD so far

I absolutely loved this one, certain parts actually made my laugh out loud, chortling or grinning to myself at work looking like a crazy person, and I found the historical context absolutely fascinating. I am loving the way Daisy evolves throughout the series, and I even looked up the ‘monsters’ which I found so interesting. I love how the characters are all becoming more and more rounded as time goes on. This was an easy five stars for me.

In reference to the narration, I feel it gets better every time, although for me still too slow, so I speed it up to 1.3 or 1.4. I love that you can do that on Audible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-18

😍

I love all these books but I finish them too quickly here to the next one