Requiem for a Mezzo : Daisy Dalrymple

  • by Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
  • Series: Daisy Dalrymple
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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; among them a smugly philandering tenor, a burly Russian bass, and even her own vocal coach husband, with whom she shared a hardly harmonious marriage. Did one of them fatally poison the acclaimed mezzo? Or is someone else determined to see that Daisy's investigation ends on as bitter a note as Bettina's fateful last performance?

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What the Critics Say

"Dunn describes 1920s London and the characters in detail and highlights the interplay between Alec and Daisy. A snug read." (Library Journal)

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Requiem for a Mezzo

Interesting enough book. But the irritating false British accent of the narrator detracts completely from the plot.
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- Ms M Morrissey - McKenzie

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I didn't and I could kick myself. I can't move beyond the silly accent, it keeps grating on my nerves and what should have been a very enjoyable few hours (at least based on the first Daisy Dalrymple mystery which I read in paperback) has turned into a painful chore. I'd rather it was read in an American accent or whatever the reader's native accent is, than this farcical attempt at English RP. Sounds to me like it could only be passed off as an English accent to any other than an English audience. Maybe this was aimed at the American market? I rate it two starts for the narration, not the book which I shall have to read in paperback.
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- Sharon Spiteri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-07-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.