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The Corpse at the Crystal Palace

The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 23
Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
Series: Daisy Dalrymple, Book 23
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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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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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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Very entertaining

I've read all the Daisy Dalrymple stories and love them all. This latest addition is very entertaining. Ms. Dunn's descriptions of the people and locations makes you feel like you are there.

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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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Another Great Daisy Book

I love every book in this series. The characters are fun and the historical feel are great. The narrator is easy and enjoyable to listen to. These stories always bring to life the time and setting of London in the early 1900s. #Clever #AmateurDetective #London #PostWorldWarI #HistoricalFiction #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Oh it's good to be back!

Carola Dunn has created one of my most favourite cast of characters! Daisy and Alec are just fabulous and then she puts the into wonderful historical settings such as the Crystal Palace! Again, we are drawn back in time to the well-constructed world and the mystery unfolds. Daisy can't stop finding herself in the midst and I, for one, am very grateful! This is another great one, full of twists and turns, not to be missed

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  • 08-16-18

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