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Death at Wentwater Court
Death at Wentwater Court | Carola Dunn
31 posts | 39 read | 31 to read
During the post-war turbulence of 1920s England, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple shocks her family by getting a job writing, a position that leads her to Wentwater Court, a manor house full of jealousy and murder. Reprint.
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tdrosebud
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@catiewithac thank you so much for all the summer goodies! I'm excited to make the wall hanging. As on as we get a day that isn't stupidly muggy and hot I'll be sitting outside reading and drinking from my new cup. Thanks again and thank you @Catsandbooks for hosting! #sliceofsummerswap

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍 3mo
catiewithac 🤩😎🤩😎🤩 3mo
Catsandbooks Such a cute cup! Have a great summer! ☀️ 3mo
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shanaqui
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I love the first book. Daisy comes across as, okay, a little too perfect... but sympathetic and warm and clever. Alec is, though grumpy, a sweetie at heart. It makes for a lovely outing into a cozy mystery.

As I recall, I got annoyed with the series repeatedly having Daisy stumbling over murders, BUT for now I am having fun and will reread the second too.

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shanaqui

Not sure if I'm going to reread the whole series and then start reading the books I hadn't got to before, but I kind of had the itch to revisit so I just went with it today, and I'd read half of this before I knew it!

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Smarkies
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Pickpick

The first book of what seems like a fairly long lived cozy mystery series. An easy read which is set in the 1920s - one of my favourite time periods for cozy mysteries for me. 😁
Will be following this series along for a bit to see what Miss Dalrymple gets up to.

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Andrew65
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Started listening to this cozy historical mystery. Had my eye on this series for a while, 🤞 it‘s enjoyable!
Apologies fir the blurred image!

Librarybelle I listened to the first six or seven in the series...whatever was available through the library. I enjoyed them, but will have to switch over to books to continue on with the series. 3y
Andrew65 @Librarybelle Currently I think my library has the first 2. Good to hear you enjoyed them. 3y
TheAromaofBooks It's a long series, so some were stronger than others, but I overall really enjoyed these as well. Daisy is independent without being obnoxious. 3y
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TheEllieMo This is on my TBR mountain, I‘ve not read anything of this series before but it looks like it could be my thing 3y
veritysalter I really enjoyed these, they‘re a lovely easy read. 3y
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks @TheEllieMo @veritysalter Thanks for these posts. Those who read it seem to have enjoyed it and approaching the end I have enjoyed this book. 3y
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NamasteReading
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Sorry I am so late, I had a reallly long day but opening my #CozySwap brought a smile to my face!! Thank you so much @TheAromaofBooks ☺️☺️

TheAromaofBooks I hope you enjoy the book - it's a favorite cozy series of mine!! And I was tempted to keep all your candles. :-D 3y
NamasteReading buwhahaa I am LOVING THE AROMMAAA lol thanks again! @TheAromaofBooks 3y
NamasteReading @Avanders forgot my tag! ☺️ 3y
Avanders Ooh those candles look amaaaazing! ❤🍁🎃☕️📖🔪 ❤ 3y
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jillrhudy
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A lightweight mystery with an engaging heroine and a touch of romance, nicely read, great for listening to while doing housework. #audiobook #mystery #england #twenties #betweenthewars #brightyoungthings

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AChickThatDigsBooks
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Jadams1776
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I love when I find a new cozy mystery series with a female lead. Daisy Dalrymple is on assignment for Town and Country magazine when a suspicious death upends the manor she has been sent to photograph. A few candid shots of the family reveal that the death of a visiting earl may have been less accidental than some wish to believe.

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Amie
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Mehso-so

For the most part this was a decent book - an easy read with a likeable main character - but I really disliked the last few chapters. The conclusion was way too drawn out, and I did not like what the characters chose to do once they solved the murder.

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daniwithtea
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Mehso-so

Cute, and an easy read while recovering from the flu, but overall just so-so.

25/100 for the year, D for #litsyatoz

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daniwithtea
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Working on a rather dull project for work, so I tried the audio version of this, but the narrator‘s accent is weird and too hard to listen to. I think they‘re trying for the sort of New England affectation that Winchester has in MASH, but...ugh. Back to my Laura Ingalls Wilder I go. Ordering this one from the physical library instead.

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Librarian-ish
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So I've been in the mood for cozy mysteries, but I'm also really picky about them too. So this book was a breath of fresh air! It was super cute! Nothing felt rushed or out of character, infact I ended listening to the audio in just 2 days. I even like the historical part of it. I would definitely recommend this to mystery lovers, and historical fiction lovers

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SassyBookworm
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This was a cute little cozy mystery. Likable main character Daisy who seems to end up helping solve the murder mystery. Excited to read the next book in this series soon.
#cozymystery #librarybook #audiobook #latenightreading

Librarybelle I listened to the first seven or eight books, and they are quite entertaining. 5y
Mollyanna I love Daisy! She is one of my favorite cozy amateur sleuths. 😃 5y
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SassyBookworm
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I just can‘t help myself 🤣🤣 #latenightthoughts #sassybookworm 😏 #readingobsession

Pinterest is fun while listening to a good book 📖😏

GrilledCheeseSamurai I'm crazy addicted to Pintrest! 👍 5y
ABrakes85 💕 Pinterest 5y
DrJAdMerricksson 😆😆 5y
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RaimeyGallant Good for us! 5y
ptkpepe98 I do it in the shower (thanks to audio books).😬 5y
SassyBookworm @ptkpepe98 🤣🤣 love it!!! Scandalous 😏 5y
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ScientistSam
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Pickpick

A charming cosy mystery set in the 20s. Good for those who enjoy Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness series.

Librarybelle I enjoy Daisy Dalrymple! I listened to the first several of the series on audio. Definitely need to get back to the series. 5y
Faibka Nice touch with the gloves and hat! 😉 5y
ScientistSam @Librarybelle I need to branch​ into audiobooks. I just haven't really tried recently and I'd bet the Daisy Dalrymple books are good for audio. 5y
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ScientistSam @Faibka thanks! I have a couple of cloche hats and needed an excuse to pull one out! 5y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 5y
QuietlyLaura I listened to this Daisy Dalrymple on audio and loved it. 5y
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ScientistSam
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I have eclectic reading plans this weekend. I'm currently finishing my #gameoftomes book, then plan to move onto Vol 2 of Bitch Planet and Death at Wentwater Court, which I already had to return once to the library unread because someone else had a hold...

Thanks for the chance to participate in the #weekendgiveaway, @Liberty

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Lizpixie
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#JubilantJuly #day12 #Cheerful I'm not much for happy books.I tend to go for the crime,dramas,thrillers or high fantasy rather than the chicklithappy clappy stuff.Daisy Dalrymple is the most cheerful character I've ever read though,she's pretty,cheerful & so sweet she'd give you cavities. But she also attracts trouble with a capital T, managing to fall over dead bodies on a regular basis. But she's cheerful whilst doing so. I'd probably smack her.

emilyhaldi 😂😂 5y
Laalaleighh 😂 did you ever watch Daria? This post makes me think of that show. 5y
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Lizpixie
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#Characters2017 #day13 #TotalBetty Daisy Dalrymple is definitely a Total Betty. To me, Betty is sweet & cute and very family oriented, which describes Daisy to a T. She's independent, very honest & the kind of girl that everyone confides in, which comes in handy in her job as a reporter, plus her unofficial job helping out her now husband, Detective Alec Fletcher.

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 5y
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quietjenn
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(Late) lunch of champions

Amie This one has been on my TBR for awhile. Hope it's good! 5y
quietjenn @amie I enjoyed it and will definitely keep on with the series 5y
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QuietlyLaura
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An unexpected illness has kept me from reading. Audiobooks to the rescue! I throughly enjoyed this cozy mystery by Carola Dunn featuring the very likable main character, Daisy Dalrymple. I also liked the narration. I'll definitely continue on with this series! #mystery #cozy #audiobook #cozymystery

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SharonGoforth
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The Easter Bunny disguised as an Amazon delivery person brought these to me this morning 📚. After seeing Lizpixie's posts about the Daisy Dalrymple series, I knew I had to try them. Also, I've been watching the Vera series on TV and have been trying to get the books. Not all of them are available yet in the trade paperback format, so I'm just picking them up as I can. #bookmail

Texreader Happy Easter! 🐣🐇🐰 5y
SharonGoforth @Texreader Thank you!! Happy Easter to you, too 🐰🐤🐣🐥 5y
Lizpixie Happy Easter & Happy Reading!🐰🐣📚❤️❤️ 5y
SharonGoforth @Lizpixie Thank you! Happy Easter and Happy Reading to you, too!! 😍 5y
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emtobiasz
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A fun murder mystery at a British country home in the 1920s. (I'm a sucker for historical mysteries!) Really enjoyed this #audiobook

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Lizpixie
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The first book in the Daisy Dalrymple series is simple & sweet, very "British" cozy mystery, much in the vein of M.C.Beatons Agatha Raisin & Australia's very own Phryne Fisher series & Rowly Sinclair & all of them are an homage to Dame Agatha, Sir Conan Doyle & P.G.Wodehouse.
Daisy arrives at the stately home having taken a commission to write a story about Wentwater Court,but one of the guests is found dead the next morning,floating in the pond.

Lizpixie Oh, BTW it's 5am here so it's kept me up all night reading it. 😳 6y
LeeRHarry Ouch! But I'm glad you liked it 😊 6y
SaraFair Good job of reining me in! I love the cover, but wanted to know more. Sold. 6y
JazzFeathers That vintage cover is lovely :) 6y
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Lizpixie
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#riotgrams #day15 #booksandtreats This is my preferred treat when reading. If I had to choose just one nice food to have for the rest of my life, it would be Icecream. I've spoiled myself though, I can't eat cheap Icecream anymore which drives the hubby nuts. I'm happy eating my $10 tub of Maggie Beer and buying books, at least I'm not wasting money on drink, gambling or other vices.

Joanne1 Oh Maggie's ice cream is unbeatable!! I only eat the expensive stuff too. 6y
josie281 My Halo Top is about $5 USD. So worth it. 6y
Lizpixie @Joanne1 I love her Icecream! This flavour is hands down my absolute favourite Icecream flavour of all time. It's amazing. I also love Kohua Road, Movenpick, Haagen Dasz & Gelato Messina. Now I'm hungry 😋 6y
ScrappyMags I have ice cream named after me?? Wha??? 😮😮😮😮💗💗💗💗 6y
christineandbooks I'm an ice cream addict too, wish I could live on the stuff... 6y
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Lizpixie
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After the Debbie downer of the last novel,I need something lighter to make me smile.Can't wait to get into this series,it sounds like as much fun as the Phryne Fisher books.Society girl & aspiring journalist,Daisy Dalrymple, is heading to Wentwater Court for a story when she's sucked into the investigation of the death of Lord Stephen Astwick.The first book in the series,I'll let you know if I get as obsessed with this one too.Thanks @LeeRHarry

quietjenn I love the old fashioned cover. 6y
LeeRHarry Hope it's an entertaining read! 😊 6y
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Lizpixie
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#cupidgoespostal Thankyou so much @LeeRHarry the books look fantastic! You've been following my #Phryneappreciationclub posts haven't you.❤️ The post it's are so cute, that bookmark is a fabulous idea, but honestly, it's the card I love so much. When I was growing up, I used to escape my family by climbing the paperbark tree in our rabbit pen, with a book and and some food. The branch I sat on was shaped exactly like this, it's perfect!😍😍😍

Suzze Rhys is a friend of mine! Her books are such fun! 6y
Wife However did I miss the #Phryneappreciationclub ? I'd love ❤️ to be a member! 6y
Lizpixie Really @Suzze any chance of signed copies?? 😊It looks like it'll be a lot of fun to read, tell her I think it's fabulous!❤️ 6y
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Suzze @Lizpixie I usually get my copies signed when she's in Ann Arbor. Her husband is having some health problems right now, so I wouldn't want to take her mind off him for a second. ❤ 6y
LeahBergen Lovely gifts!! 💗💗 6y
Texreader Brilliant gifts!! 6y
LeeRHarry So happy that you liked them all 😆 my Mum had read the Carola Dunn and enjoyed it - she is a super Phryne fan like us 😊 I am made up that you especially liked the card - hope you've had a fab Valentine's Day 💕! 6y
erzascarletbookgasm Fabulous gifts! I know the books are right up your alley, Liz 😊 6y
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Moonglotexas
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What a delightful start to a series, love the era and Daisy, look forward to more!!