- Title: Fall of a Philanderer
- Author: Carola Dunn
- ISBN: 9780758215987
- Page: 335
- Format: Paperback
In the summer of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is off on a summer holiday by the sea with her step daughter Belinda and Belinda s chum Deva, and her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard Daisy is anticipating a relaxing, non dramatic holiday But Daisy doesn t have that kind of luck It seems that a local low rent Don Juan has bIn the summer of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is off on a summer holiday by the sea with her step daughter Belinda and Belinda s chum Deva, and her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard Daisy is anticipating a relaxing, non dramatic holiday But Daisy doesn t have that kind of luck It seems that a local low rent Don Juan has been busily seducing the local womanfolk and, in a town this small, no secret is kept for long A fact that is amply illustrated when the Fletcher s simple picnic is interrupted by the discovery of a broken body at the foot of the cliff that of the philandering local innkeeper of bad memory Like Jacqueline Winspear s much praised novels about Maisy Dobbs, Carola Dunn vividly evokes the life and times of 1920 s England wrapped in a classic mystery to delight her many fans.
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I’m a fan of this cozy mystery series and its protagonist, Daisy, a plucky young journalist and a daughter of a viscount in England of 1924. I’ve read almost all the novels of the series and I can say: this is one of the best. In this story, Daisy is on vacation in Devon. For the first (and only, I think) time in the series, she doesn’t discover a dead body; her husband Alec Fletcher, the Detective Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, does by accident when he joins her for a short holiday.Alt [...]
I quite enjoyed this one, and particularly liked the way the author worked out a satisfying ending. An added delight came from the snippets (just the right length to set the scene without turning into a travelogue)of Daisy (and to a lesser degree, Alec) walking on the cliffs and through the countryside and setting out to sea as a passenger in a lifeboat. Talk about pulling the reader into the scene!
This series is great, very interesting reading about England 1920's. These are light books, but are neither silly nor shallow.This is book 14 in the series, Daisy is married to Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher and enjoying married life and being a step-mother.
A bit better than the last Daisy D book, if only because there aren't quite so many characters, so there's more depth to each character and more story. This book takes place just a month after the previous book (which was to be Lucy's June wedding), and Daisy has her step-daughter Belinda and Belinda's friend, Deva, with her at a small ocean community. Alec is expected in a day or so, and they're to have some much needed vacation time to themselves.But almost immediately, Daisy encounters two in [...]
My first Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher novel. For this genre, it was well done. It is 1924. Three months pregnant, Daisy, her husband Alec Fletcher is DCI with Scotland Yard, his daughter Belinda and Belinda's friend Deva are vacationing in Cornwall. They are residing with landlady, Cecily Omstruther whose husband Peter is in the military. There is another resident, Donald Baskin, a school teacher who plans to walk the cliffs. The girls make friends with a mute man, Sid, who is a beachcomber. George [...]
I found this novel really dissapointing. It was less mystery and more travellogue. Which, in itself isn't bad, but I was expecting more of what I've come to consider a 'classic Dalrymple mystery.' What made the novel readable, was the fact that Alec really took charge of the case. And though Daisy's information was really invaluble, here we really get to see how good an investigator he is. But I wanted Daisy back. I miss her stumbling over bodies and insinuating herself in investigations. I know [...]
#14 in the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple (and her husband Scotland Yard Detective chief Inspector Alec Fletcher), magazine writer and heiress (no inheritance due to British entailed system) mystery series. It is Summer (August?), 1924, Daisy is now 3 months pregnant and the family is on a 2 week seaside vacation when they discover a body at the base of a cliff.
This was just what you would expect from a Daisy Dalrymple book. Characters a plenty and a new countryside scenery. Ended well, it was what I had expected and I think the right way as any other would probably have made people a bit sad.
All that and it was an accident!!! First time reading this author. Cute characters easy brainless read which sometimes is needed!
Light hearted and entertaining. Audiobook which I enjoyed
A light woman detective story set in 1924 in England. Enjoyable if you are in the mood for something easy.
I listened to this book through Overdrive. Bernadette Dunn is an excellent audio-narrator. Enjoyed the characters and plot.
British who done it. Listened to it as I was playing on the computer. It is the only one in this series I have read. I thought it started out slow. There really wasn't much to it.
A good cozy beach read :)
Daisy strikes again.
I actually liked this one better than some of the others. There were a lot of suspects, interesting characters, and it took place at the beach!
I liked Sid!
While on holiday, Daisy comes upon the body of a local landlord. Daisy is caught up in tehe lives of most of the suspects
You know, I rather enjoyed this one! She shook up the formula just a little bit, and the added secondary characters were enjoyable. I guessed the ending a bit early but it was still a fun, light read.
Daisy Fletcher has taken her stepdaughter and Belinda's school friend Deva in a vacation to the seaside in Fall of a Philanderer, book fourteen in the Daisy Dalrymple series by Carola Dunn. Almost immediately upon their first chance to go out to the beach after a few rainy days, Daisy meets George Endetby, the proprietor of the local Schooner Inn. He immedietly tries to seduce the 3-month-pregnant Daisy, not minding that she is married at all. As Daisy is struggling to disentangle herself from t [...]
This is a particularly good Daisy Dalrymple. Love the story and the characters. It's also very well read.
A seaside holiday is a nice backdrop. Dunn's environment descriptions are very good - you can feel the salty breeze in your nostrils - and together with some quaint and not so quaint locals and a somewhat dodgy fellow summer guest, you've got a good crowd of suspects. (You don't need a two page spread of a family tree to keep track of them anyway!)The atmosphere might not be as strong as in the large country house-murders of the series, but it's definitely a smashing recreation slash over the cl [...]
In the 1920s, Daisy Dalrymple is three months pregnant, and is in Cornwall with her stepdaughter Belinda and her best friend Deva. They're enjoying the beach and the countryside while awaiting the arrival of her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. In the meantime, Daisy befriends the distracted landlady Cecily, whose naval husband is due home soon, Mr. Baskin, a schoolmaster staying in the same house, and the simple beachcomber Sid. She stays far away from local ph [...]
I love Daisy and everyone in these books but this was just a bit too cliche for me.
Fall of a Philanderer – Carola Dunn3 starsIt’s probably not a good idea to begin reading a series at its 14th book. I needed a book to listen to in the car and none of my requests had come into the library so I grabbed this from the shelf and gave it a try. It was a very pleasant, cozy mystery and I had no problem at all following the story. Bernadette Dunne gave a solid performance as the reader.As the title indicates, the story involves the murder of a cheating husband that no one will mis [...]
great story had me guessing to the end
I am still enjoying this Daisy Dalrymple series, and thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of this family vacation to the beach - both the caring for the children there, and the scenic views. It reminded me of places that I've seen, both the beaches and the cliffs, and I could see this being a good beach read, or light summer read.I guessed who did it.This book did not feature Tom Trung, my husband's favorite police character from the series.As other reviewers pointed out, why would Alec allow pos [...]
This is the first of Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher series I have read but I will certainly read more of the series. This particular book provides a community of very interesting characters. The local Philanderer is found bludgeoned at the foot of a steep cliff by Daisy, her Detective Chief Inspector husband from Scotland Yard, their daughter and her friend as they are about to have a picnic tea on the beach. About half way through the book I thought I knew what had happened but then a group of new in [...]
Daisy and Alec finally have a chance to take a vacation at the seaside with their daughter Belinda and her friend Deva. Traveling ahead of Alec, Daisy and and the girls get to know the lay of the land and meet the locals. It soon becomes apparent to Daisy that the local innkeeper is a shameless philanderer. No sooner has Alec arrived than the body of the innkeeper is discovered battered at the bottom of a cliff. Because he is on the spot, the investigation is turned over to Alec and a support te [...]
Once again a holiday goes wrong for the Fletchers. This time Daisy and Belinda along with her friend Deva are on a beach holiday with Alec to join at the weekend. No sooner does he arrive than he stumbles on a dead body. The local inn owner has quite the string of affairs in the small town and one's husband has just found out the night before. Another guest has some unknown interest in the deceased as well. Daisy of course has heard lots of stories before Alec arrives and they happen to be stayi [...]
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