• The Bloody Tower

  • Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 16
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Series: Daisy Dalrymple, Book 16
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-03-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (33 ratings)

Summary

In early 1925, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher - recent mother of twins - resumes her journalistic career by agreeing to write a piece about the Tower of London - the Bloody Tower - for an American magazine. Invited to observe the centuries-old ritual Ceremony of the Keys, she's spending the night (her first time away from her babies), since the complex is locked and guarded, and the high walls are surrounded by a disused moat.
Having been given a tour of the Crown Jewels, interviewed and observed the Yeoman Warders, and met the Raven Master, Daisy has more than enough material for her article and decides to leave as early as possible the next morning to return to her family. But when walking down the stairs, she almost trips over the dead body of one of the Yeoman Warders. That there's something seriously amiss cannot be denied due to the pike sticking out of his back. With her husband, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher, assigned to resolve the case, Daisy once again finds herself in the middle of a case of murder most foul.
©2010 Carola Dunn (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 11-03-18

Why the cover picture of Westminster and Big Ben?

I really enjoy these stories, but as the Tower of London is so important a part of the plot, why not show it on the cover ?

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2 out of 5 stars
By alan hunt on 17-01-18

Somewhat tedious.

Would you try another book written by Carola Dunn or narrated by Lucy Rayner?

Reasonably dour as befits the Tower, but uninspiring listening. One wonders why Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament was used as a cover, and not the Tower of London. Unnecessary reference was expectedly made of the murder of the Princes, but there is as yet no proof (except for biased Tudor propaganda written years after the event in a hearsay capacity) that they were indeed murdered, and their so-called bones have never been subjected to modern forensic examination. That said reference was thankfully kept to a minimum in this tale.
I tried without success to not fall asleep several times when listening.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 20-05-17

narrator ruins story

the story is good. the narrator was horrible. Screeching and high pitched inflection when representing women. quite off-putting. I won't get the next one if the narrator is the same. annoying in the extreme.

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3 out of 5 stars
By S. mccoy on 11-03-17

Better read than listened to!!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Good thing I was driving so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Voice too high and grating. Accent too heavy with some characters to understand. For light reading, it should not be a chore to listen to!

Any additional comments?

i go back a long way with Ms. Dunn. Have read previous books with enjoyment, but first and last time for audio. What a drag!!

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