• Fall of a Philanderer

  • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Series: Daisy Dalrymple, Book 14
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 24-03-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (70 ratings)


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. It seems that a low-rent Don Juan has been busily seducing the local womenfolk, and, in a town this small, no secret is kept for long. When the Fletchers' picnic is interrupted by the discovery of a broken body at the foot of the cliff, that of the philandering local innkeeper, the unflappable Daisy Dalrymple finds herself embroiled in a mystery.
In the continuation of her popular series, Carola Dunn vividly evokes the life and times of 1920s England, wrapped in a classic mystery to delight her many fans.
©2005 Carola Dunn (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic reviews

"A lively historical cozy." ( Library Journal)
"Replete with well-drawn characters, snappy dialogue, and interesting plot twists...a charming series." ( Booklist)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Libby on 02-02-10

Narration a bit off

This is an engaging, undemanding story that evokes English seaside holidays nicely. It was my first Daisy Dalrymple mystery, and I'll certainly try another. However, my enjoyment of this one was diminished by the off-putting narration. The attempted English accent is poor, and the characters' voices are barely distinguishable from each other. The diction, pace and sound quality are fine. I don't usually notice the narrator's voice once I've got into a story, but this one grated on me throughout.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. H. L. Rider on 19-09-17

Utterly Delightful

As usual a lovely story line which naturally unfolds. Loved this seaside setting too. Not my favourite Daisy Dalrymple performer as I find her English pronunciations are unclear at times as is her interpretation of an English accent but even that can't spoil a delightful diversion from reality.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Connie on 29-10-11

a stronger entry in the series, eventually

This starts off sounding like a YA mystery but by hour two becomes a well-plotted cozy with some good setting detail. Narrator Dunne just sounds too American, however, for a Brit cozy, and the jazz age tone she attempts is even less suitable in this installment because there's less humour and flippancy to Daisy, more attempted sleuthing. I've found the titles available to date on Audible of vaying quality but still hope that Audible adds more Dunne titles. Daisy and Alec seem to be developing into a more interesting detective team.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Linda Higgins on 02-12-11

Wonderful narrator

Where does Fall of a Philanderer rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

About fourth or fifth (I liked the other Daisy Dalrymple books better.)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Daisy, of course.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any scene with Alec and Daisy

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I adore this series. I laugh all the way through it. I only wish you had more of the series on Audible.

Any additional comments?

The narrator is marvelous. I could listen to her all day.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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