In this second installment of Carola Dunn's cozy mystery series set in 1923 England, plucky Daisy Dalrymple embarks on another assignment for
Town and Country magazine and discovers that daffodil bulbs aren't all that's buried in a country estate's flower bed.
Feisty flapper Dalrymple is a breath of fresh air to the occupants of gloomy Occles Hall in Cheshire, among them her former school chum, wallflower Bobbie Parslow, and the thorny mistress of the manor, Lady Valeria. While photographing the barren ground behind the house, Daisy suspects someone has been digging amidst the soil's first green shoots, and promptly unearths the corpse of Grace Moss, the missing parlor maid. So begins a harrowing romp as the dead woman's shocking secret is revealed.
"Set in a British manor house in 1923, this traditional charmer will please most everyone." (
Library Journal)"Manners (P.G. Wodehouse-style) and mystery get equal time in a low-keyed story with considerable charm." (
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