Dead in the Water : Daisy Dalrymple

  • by Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by Mia Chiaromonte
  • Series: Daisy Dalrymple
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

May the best man die!
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.
The day after losing a race thanks to Bott's overindulgence the night before, DeLancey keels over and dies mid-race. Foul play is immediately suspected, with Bott the logical suspect. But nothing is obvious in this tangled web of jealousies and secrets, and while Inspector Fletcher investigates the murder, Daisy once again must ferret out the truth.


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Customer Reviews

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sheer delight

I have really enjoyed this book. I love the lighthearted manor in which Dunn writes and the sheer number of peculiar mis- pronunciations have to be deliberately added for effect but most of them are guess able. Whether your main read or the lighter book to accompany more 'heavy' main reads this book can't fail to delight.
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- Mrs. H. L. Rider

Loved this story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This is the sort of story that if you like Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and Ngaio Marsh you will love. Not quite the social details of those writing in the time period but a well told story that is engaging

What other book might you compare Dead in the Water to, and why?

I can't think of a book but the work compares favourably to works by Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and Ngaio Marsh.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Unfortunately the choosen narrator can't do any English accents or dialects. The poor lass who was supposed to come from the Black Country sounded more cockney that the policeman who lived in London and many ordinary words were incorrectly pronounced which could find you after a while mentally or actually correcting her. It is a pity as this will put some listeners off and this work deserves more than that.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Amateur sleuth in rowing mystery. Murder on the river in Regatta week.

Any additional comments?

This author has written 22 Daisy books can we have some more for Audible and not just Kindle consumption please

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-01-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.