Daisy Dalrymple

23 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,167 ratings

Death at Wentwater Court Publisher's 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 763
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 522

    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
    • Stuffy with a very disappointing ending

    • By M. S. Cohen on 06-22-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • 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 674
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait for more

    • By Wadie on 02-05-10

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  • 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 466
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasant Listen

    • By Julia L. Scott on 09-08-06

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  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable romp despite the narration

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-12-16

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  • 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 295
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely Cozy Read

    • By paula on 06-25-15

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  • 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 272
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    >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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator doesn't know how to pronounce the words!

    • By consuelo on 07-06-14

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  • Book 7

    • Styx and Stones

    • Daisy Dalrymple, Book 7
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit boring

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-12-14

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  • 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 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ok story but terrible narration

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-09-16

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  • 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 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story Satisfying; Narrator Not

    • By Marcelyn on 04-13-16

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  • 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 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh....

    • By James on 09-11-17

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  • 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 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By GrannyGoose on 01-13-17

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  • 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 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    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
    • Very enjoyable

    • By James on 11-11-17
    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 12
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 12-06-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

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  • 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 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book in a great series

    • By James on 11-14-17

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  • 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 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    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
    • a stronger entry in the series, eventually

    • By Connie on 10-29-11

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  • 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 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great Daisy Dalrymple book

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 02-08-17

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  • 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 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • narrator ruins story

    • By Jane on 05-20-17

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  • Book 17

    • Black Ship

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    In September 1925, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher inherits a large house on the outskirts of London from a recently deceased great-uncle. Fortunately so, as he and his wife, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, are the recent proud parents of twins, and their house is practically bursting at the seams. Though in need of a bit of work, this new, larger house seems a godsend - set in a small circle of houses, with Hampstead Heath nearby, the setting is idyllic. Idyllic, that is until a dead body shows up half-hidden under the bushes of the communal garden.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration!

    • By Bobbie on 10-14-17
    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 10-10-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 120 ratings

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  • Book 18

    • Sheer Folly

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    In March of 1926, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her friend and collaborator, Lady Lucy Gerald, head off for several days to a stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country. Working on a book of architectural follies, they plan to research and photograph it. Leaving her husband and young twins behind, Daisy is expecting a productive weekend at Appsworth Hall, with the only potential difficulty being keeping Lucy from offending the current owner, a manufacturer of plumbing products. Alas, it's not to be quite so simple.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By MaJo on 12-07-17

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  • Book 19

    • Anthem for Doomed Youth

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    In the Spring of 1926, the corpses of three men are found in shallow graves off the beaten path in Epping Forest outside of London - each shot through the heart and bearing no identification. DCI Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, the lead detective, is immediately given two urgent orders by his supervisor at the Yard: solve the murders quickly and keep his wife, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, away from the case! Thankfully, Daisy's off visiting their daughter at school. But when a teacher is found dead, Daisy is once again in the thick of it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Daisy Mystery

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 01-09-18

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  • Book 20

    • Gone West

    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    In September 1926, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate. Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and would-be suitors living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle, who had been supporting them through his thrice-yearly, pseudonymous Westerns. When he took ill, though, Sybil took over writing them while he recovered, only to see the sales increase. Now, she fears that someone in the household is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and Sybil writing the better-paying versions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another delightful Daisy book

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 02-03-18

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