Summary

When one of four potential claimants to the title of Lord Dalrymple dies a sudden, nasty death, the question on everyone's mind is, "was it murder?"
In the late 1920s in England, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin Edgar - i.e. the Lord Dalrymple. About to turn 50, Lord Dalrymple decides it is time to find out who would be the heir to the viscountcy. With the help of the family lawyer, who advertises Empire-wide, they have come up with four potential claimants. For his fiftieth birthday, Edgar invites those would-be heirs - with Daisy and the rest of the family - to Fairacres, the family estate.
In the meantime, Daisy is asked to be the family's representative at the lawyer's interviews with the claimants. Those four are a hotelier from Scarborough, a diamond merchant from South Africa, a young mixed-raced boy from Trinidad, and a sailor from Jamaica. However, according to his very pregnant wife, the sailor has gone missing.
Daisy and Alec must uncover a conspiracy if they are going to stop the killing in the latest from the accomplished master of the genre, Carola Dunn.
©2018 Carola Dunn (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jackie Davies on 11-03-18

Great story!

Loved it the stories get better and better! Can’t wait for the next book they are so easy to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Grete on 27-03-18

Great entertainment

Certainly one of the best in the Daisy series. Characters from previous books reappear and grow more and more vivid and sympathetic, and those we are familiar wth from every book are reliably true to form - just picture the stocky Sgt Trinh in his vast Robin's egg blue plaid. The courage and resilience in Daisy's character comes clearer as this plot shows the effect on families of the laws of inheritance, as well as the gender and race bias in British society at the time, co-existing with a more liberal and reforming drive, that Daisy is very much a part of, gradually making itself felt.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard Freeman on 19-03-18

wow<br />

m!s5terpiece of plotting thzt kdeps ghe reasder guessing ro the last chapter and anxious fotr more

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