- Title: A Mourning Wedding
- Author: Carola Dunn
- ISBN: 9780758209443
- Page: 315
- Format: Paperback
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 colorfulThe 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 That is, until Lucy s great aunt is found strangled to death in her bed Lucy, in the meantime, has arranged to meet her betrothed in the conservatory, but when she arrives she finds him trying to revive her uncle, who has died or has he been murdered And just like that a normally celebratory occasion turns suspicious Now Daisy must sift through a throng of relatives aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents once wedding guests and now murder suspects And she must find the killer quickly before another family member becomes a corpse.
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Whenever I am in the mood to travel to 1920's England I pick up a Dalrymple cozy. With so many in the series it goes without saying some are stronger then others but I find they give me exactly what I'm looking for. Dunn packs in so many characters with so many secrets it can be hard to follow if you aren't paying attention, but I find this only strengthens the mystery and this one kept me guessing all the way through.While I do get enjoyment from the series that doesn't mean I'm not rolling my [...]
Too sweet for me.Better choices are Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs series) for her unflinching portrayal of the difficult times in post-World War I, especially for "surplus" women, and for her exploration of class issues.For a "lower-class policeman marries upper-class woman," see Anne Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series, which is set perhaps 20 years earlier. In that series, Charlotte must sacrifice her way of life to marry Thomas and then moves, with difficulty, between the world of he [...]
Unfortunately, there are so many characters in this book, even with the handy-dandy "who descended from whom" chart in the beginning, it's still almost impossible to tell them all apart. Which is such a shame, because Daisy's former roommate, Lucy, is featured in this book -- it's supposed to be Lucy's wedding at her grandfather's grand estate. Except that her aunt (Lady Eva) who's known for collecting every possible rumor about her family and recording them is hideously strangled the day before [...]
Daisy Fletcher agrees to help her best friend Lucy get married, and Lucy's grandfather the Earl of Haverhill is giving her a bang-up wedding, with dozens of bridesmaids and lots of relatives, despite Lucy's preference for a smaller, simpler affair. When the Earl's sister is found murdered, Daisy's Scotland Yard husband and his crew are involved. Before they can settle down in the outsized castle, a second murder follows. Daisy knows she should stay out of it, but with even Lucy a suspect, she ca [...]
I still don't know why it took me so many tries to finish reading this. I think it's the incredible quantity of relatives that are involved in this gathering for a very-high society wedding, so there are lots and lots of names (many of them Fotheringay) to try to keep track of. It's a decent mystery, worth reading.
In the 1920s, Daisy Fletcher's best friend Lucy is getting married with all the pomp and circumstance that comes from nobility marrying nobility. Daisy joins Lucy at the family manor, along with more stray family members than Daisy can keep straight, and everything seems to be going well until Lucy's great aunt Eva--an irrepressible gossip who kept records of all her scandalous information--is found strangled in her bed. Naturally everyone turns to Daisy's husband Alec, of Scotland Yard, but the [...]
Not up to the usual standard. Too many Lords and Ladies, Right Hons etc. And, I didn't believe the set up either. No not her best. Shame.Toast
Found it very difficult to get into this one and found the number of family members and the many different titles and relationships confusing.
There's nothing I love more than a mystery set on an estate with a limited (but large) amount of suspects. It means you can really delve into the issues of each of them as well as start ruling them out. There's less of Daisy here, but that doesn't really bother me. As she tires easily from her pregnancy, she is still tripping over dead bodies and ferreting out information from the various members of the wedding party. And I still love Alec. He's supportive, exasperated and above all amazing at h [...]
By now I'd be nervous around Daisy Fletcher, she's starting to be a bit like her fellow sleuth, Jessica Fletcher, if she goes somewhere there's about to be murder. Daisy is going to her best friend's wedding and things take a twist when Lucy's great-aunt is found strangled in her bed. Then bodies start to accumulate and almost everybody there has a motive or two. Entertaining but if I ended up at an even with her I'd be inclined to leave as soon as I found out.
Daisy is off to the wedding of her former flat mate, Lucy, at the vast home of her grandfather. Soon, however, relatives start dropping like flies. Enter Daisy's husband DCI Fletcher, but even his presence doesn't stop the carnage. Who dunnit? This book is as fun to read as all the Daisy Dalrymple stories. Fast paced, full of interesting characters, and , set in post-WWI England, the speech patterns ("Righty-ho!") of that era.
#13 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 June, 1924 and Daisy, now pregnant, is at the large country estate of her best friend and former roommate’s, Lucy, family to help Lucy prepare for her very large wedding when murder happens.
A Mourning Wedding is a typical English country house murder. Part of the Daisy Dalrymple series, Daisy is to be a guest at her friend, Lucinda's wedding, when a series of murders occur. Alec Fletcher, Daisy's husband, is called in from Scotland Yard to investigate. This is the first Carola Dunn mystery I have read. It is fast passed and an enjoyable read, good for the treadmill or an outdoor walk as an audiobook.
I have read the first few books in this series and this jumped way ahead. So, not only did I have far too many characters to keep track of; I also had to play catch up with Daisy. I did not figure this out until the last 2 chapterslots of red herrings.
Daisy Dalrymple doesn't try to get mixed up in multiple murder scenes. Good thing her husband works for Scotland Yard. I'd recommend people don't invite her to lovely occasions like weddings, but then there wouldn't be a fun novel full of quirky characters.
it was nice. Light funny reading
Just for fun, nicely written mystery. I didn't figure out whodunit before the end.
Manor house murder.
It was good but dragged a little.
All the twists and turns expected of the series.
the narration was awful for this book which i think might have been better to have read. The whole was just bit twee
I love the audio of this series the voices of the character make it so interesting.
I should keep better records of when I start and finish a book.It was so nice to listen to this book. I should stop for now and not gobble up all of Daisy Dalrymple book in one go.
A nice light, airy read (despite the murder of course). Not my favorite in the series, and the ending was a bit anticlimactic (and lacking in drama), but otherwise it was a nice quick read that I enjoyed.
This is one of my favourite Daisy Dalrymple murder mysteries, written with great wit and tongue-in-cheek insight into the way of life of the upper classes. When I saw it at my local library, I just had to re-read it once more.Arriving at Haverhill Hall for the wedding of her dearest friend Lucy, Daisy soon finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation, this time a member of her friend's family has been "done it" brutally during the night. Before Daisy's husband, Detective Chief Inspect [...]
Daisy's best-friend is about to get married, but Lucy is not at all excited by all of the fuss her family is making. She really doesn't want a large family wedding as she considers most of her family "poisonous". Additionally, she's experiencing some seriously cold feet. When she begs Daisy to come to the family estate several days early to help her, Daisy can't resit. The house is indeed filled with relatives, including Lady Eva, who is known as an avid collector of gossip. On Daisy's first nig [...]
Lighthearted tale for a lightweight mood
Daisy Dalrymple is back for her 13th novel, A Mourning Wedding by Carola Dunn, just released on audio. Daisy travels to the manor house of the Lord of Haverhill, the grandfather of Lucy Fotheringay, Daisy's closest friend and former roommate, who is marrying her longtime sweetheart Lord Gerald Bincombe. Then the next morning Daisy is awakened by the screaming of a maid, who has just discovered the strangled body of Lady Eva, Lucy's great-aunt who is known for her collection of dirt on all her fa [...]
Turned out better than I expected. I started this book months ago but set it aside because of the changing points of view in the first chapter. Surprisingly though, once past the first couple of chapters, the story stayed focused on Daisy and Alec's point of view.Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the pla [...]
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