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Carola Dunn

Autor/a de Death at Wentwater Court

75+ obres 8,809 Membres 340 Ressenyes 19 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Carola Dunn was born in England on November 14, 1946. She received a B.A. in Russian and French from Manchester University and took a secretarial course for graduates at Oxford Tech. She traveled to numerous places around the world including Samoa and Fiji before getting married and settling in mostra'n més California. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked in child-care, market research, construction, and wrote definitions for a science and technology dictionary. Her first book, Toblethorpe Manor, was published in 1979. Since then, she has written over 50 books including more than 30 Regency romances and the Daisy Dalrymple mystery series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Carola Dunn

Death at Wentwater Court (1994) 825 exemplars
The Winter Garden Mystery (1995) 546 exemplars
Requiem for a Mezzo (1996) 425 exemplars
Murder on the Flying Scotsman (1996) 413 exemplars
Damsel in Distress (1997) 349 exemplars
Dead in the Water (1998) 327 exemplars
Rattle His Bones (2000) 318 exemplars
Styx and Stones (1999) 307 exemplars
To Davy Jones Below (2001) 303 exemplars
Mistletoe and Murder (2002) 295 exemplars
Die Laughing (2003) 273 exemplars
Fall of a Philanderer (2005) 261 exemplars
Gunpowder Plot (2006) 259 exemplars
The Bloody Tower (2007) 255 exemplars
Black Ship (2008) 250 exemplars
A Mourning Wedding (2004) 246 exemplars
Sheer Folly (2009) 225 exemplars
Manna from Hades (2009) 220 exemplars
Anthem for Doomed Youth (2011) 218 exemplars
Gone West (2012) 215 exemplars
Superfluous Women (2015) 161 exemplars
Heirs of the Body (2013) 154 exemplars
A Colourful Death (2010) 131 exemplars
The Valley of the Shadow (2012) 112 exemplars
The Corpse at the Crystal Palace (2018) 109 exemplars
Buried in the Country (2016) 70 exemplars
Miss Jacobson's Journey (1992) 54 exemplars
Lavender Lady (1983) 54 exemplars
Lord Iverbrook's Heir (1986) 48 exemplars
The Captain's Inheritance (1994) 46 exemplars
Crossed Quills (1998) 46 exemplars
The Babe and the Baron (1997) 43 exemplars
Two Corinthians (1989) 41 exemplars
My Lord Winter (1992) 41 exemplars
The Improper Governess (1998) 40 exemplars
His Lordship's Reward (1994) 40 exemplars
Ginnie Come Lately (1993) 40 exemplars
Black Sheep's Daughter (1989) 39 exemplars
A Susceptible Gentleman (1990) 35 exemplars
Miss Hartwell's Dilemma (1989) 34 exemplars
Once Upon a Time (1998) 33 exemplars
Angel (1984) 33 exemplars
Miser's Sister (1984) 33 exemplars
The Lady and the Rake (1995) 33 exemplars
The Frog Earl (1992) 33 exemplars
The Man in the Green Coat (1987) 33 exemplars
Toblethorpe Manor (1981) 32 exemplars
A Lord for Miss Larkin (1991) 32 exemplars
A Poor Relation (1990) 31 exemplars
Snowflake Kittens (1999) 31 exemplars
Mayhem and Miranda (1997) 31 exemplars
The Road to Gretna (1992) 30 exemplars
Smugglers' Summer (1987) 29 exemplars
Thea's Marquis (1993) 29 exemplars
Lady in the Briars (1990) 28 exemplars
The Tudor Secret (1995) 27 exemplars
Scandal's Daughter (1996) 27 exemplars
Once Upon a Waltz (2001) 24 exemplars
The Fortune-Hunters (1991) 22 exemplars
A Mother's Joy (1994) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Wonderful & Wicked (2000) 17 exemplars
Polly and the Prince (1991) 17 exemplars
Byron's Child (1991) 14 exemplars
A Second Spring (2008) 8 exemplars
Christmas in the Country (2010) 7 exemplars
The Unhappy Medium 5 exemplars
My Dearest Valentine (2010) 2 exemplars
Gabrielle's Gamble 1 exemplars
The Magic of Love (2010) 1 exemplars

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Altres noms
Nash, Petra
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
England, UK
Llocs de residència
Eugene, Oregon, USA
University of Manchester (BA - Russian and French)
Alice Volpe (Northwest Literary Agency)



An OK book. Not one of my favorites but enjoyable enough.
phyllis2779 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 4, 2023 |
Daisy Dalrymple is heading to Wentwater Court. She will stay there while writing about the estate for Town and Country magazine. She doesn’t expect to walk into a death. At first glance, it appears to be an accident, but several things don’t seem right. This leads to an investigation. Upon further investigation, it turns out to be much more serious.

The murder mystery failed to gain traction as it relied on confession, not investigation, to reveal the solution. It was also disappointing that the author let everyone off so easily in the end. Or maybe I just prefer murder mysteries that are darker.

It would have been nice if some characters were less clichéd cutouts and added more to the story.

While the author's use of aristocratic slang can be ridiculous, it shows she did her research. Although I enjoyed this book, I'm unsure if I'll read the rest of the series..

Conclusion: This may suit cosy mystery readers, but I find it lacking in inspiration.
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onlyfiction | Hi ha 37 ressenyes més | Aug 31, 2023 |
The Winter Garden Mystery is the second book in the Daisy Dalrymple Mystery series. Set in the 1920s, this series is along the lines of the Royal Flush series by Rhys Bowen or the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood, mysteries being solved by young women who want more out of life than living at home with Mummy until getting married and becoming a housekeeper. In this case Daisy wants to be a writer and is currently writing articles for the Town and Country Magazine.

Her most recent assignment is to write about the stately home of Occles Hall. But when she is photographing the grounds she stops to investigate a recent digging. She uncovers the dead body of Grace Moss, a missing parlour maid. This solid mystery is delivered with charm and style as Daisy once again works with Scotland Yard’s Detective Inspector Alex Fletcher and together they explore alibis, feuds and secrets as they uncover the identity of the murderer.

While I am usually in the mood for darker mysteries this lighter version is packed with charm and engaging characters. Witty dialogue helps to make The Winter Garden Mystery an enjoyable and easy read when one is looking for something on the light side.
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DeltaQueen50 | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Aug 26, 2023 |


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