The Winter Garden Mystery

The Winter Garden Mystery England Plucky Daisy Dalrymple takes another Town and Country magazine assignment to write up and photograph gloomy Occles Hall She unearths Grace Moss missing parlor maid seeks killer amid oc

  • Title: The Winter Garden Mystery
  • Author: Carola Dunn
  • ISBN: 9781575667515
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • England 1923 Plucky Daisy Dalrymple takes another Town and Country magazine assignment, to write up and photograph gloomy Occles Hall She unearths Grace Moss, missing parlor maid, seeks killer amid occupants school chum and wallflower Bobbie Parslow, thorny Lady Valeria.

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    1. Carola Dunn

      Carola Dunn is the author of than 30 Regency romances, as well as 16 mysteries the Daisy Dalrymple mystery series is set in England in the 1920s Ms Dunn was born and grew up in England, where she got a B.A in Russian and French from Manchester University She travelled as far as Fiji before returning to settle in California After 30 years in the US, she says she still sounds as if she arrived a month ago.Prior to writing, Ms Dunn s various jobs included market research, child care, construction from foundation trenches to roofing and writing definitions for a dictionary of science and technology She wrote her first novel in 1979, a Regency which she sold to Warner Books.Now living in Eugene, Oregon, Ms Dunn has a son in California who has just made her a grandmother, and a large black dog named Willow who takes her for a walk by the Willamette River each morning belgravehouse

    793 thoughts on “The Winter Garden Mystery”

    1. Enjoyable series, or as Daisy might say, "Just spiffing." Not nearly as good as the Maisie Dobbs series, it is still an enjoyable summer read. This one has the body of a serving girl found buried in an estate's garden. The town is ready to pin the murder on the Welsh gardener, but was it really him? I thought this one was fairly obvious from the get-go, but I still enjoyed it.


    2. A murder series set in 1920's Britain. This book has a paper-thin plot and pantomime characters. Not much attention to detail- lower class characters all seem to speak the same regardless of regional accents and I found the relaxed and very modern attitudes towards sexual relationships shown by the characters very unbelievable.


    3. 3.5 stars. Continuing to find this series super enjoyable.Okay, the first third was a bit slow, but then DI Fletcher showed up, and I was mollified.Also, guessed the "twist" on about page 15. But whatevs.I am also totally a sucker for mysteries set in English manor houses.2017 Reading Challenge: A book with one of the four seasons in the title



    4. Digital audiobook read by Bernadette Dunne Book number two in the Daisy Dalrymple series has our heroine traveling to Occles Hall to research her latest article for Town and Country on England’s country manor houses. Lady Valeria is none too pleased at this intrusion, but Daisy IS “to the manor born” so she is tolerated. Still, when Daisy asks to photograph the winter garden the last thing she expects to find is a body. Daisy cannot help but get involved when she sees an injustice being ca [...]


    5. I've read this series very much out of order, but I wanted to get a feeling for the first encounters that Daisy and Alec had. This is good. Lady Valeria is a serious Termagant, a Domestic Despot, with the side chuckle of being apt to use alliteration, even in the midst of her rants. Too bad that neither Daisy nor Alec were able to be witnesses to her eventual major smack-down, from both her unregarded daughter and her so-closely-coddled son.


    6. Another sweet addition to this series. There is nothing amazing or mind-blowing about these books, but they are just quite nice cozy mysteries and the audio narration is well done.Recommended for fans of the wonderful Agatha Christie


    7. The Honorable Daisy Dalyrymple is visiting an old school chum while writing about her ancestral home when a body is discovered in the garden. Although the local police are happy to pin the housemaid's murder on her young foreign swain, Daisy has doubts. She calls in her childhood friend Philip Petrie and her new friend, Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, to help her investigate. Who killed Grace? Was it the beautiful but spineless heir who had gotten her pregnant? His best friend, the jealous Ben? [...]


    8. I didn't think this book was as good as the first one Daisy is funny and, for the most part, an enjoyable character. And I have enjoyed Alec and Philip too. But the stories just aren't quite what I like. Add to that the bad language (mild, though it is) and the important roll that homosexuality played in the story and I'm thinking that I most likely won't be reading any more of these books.Warning: there is some bad language in this one and homosexuality plays a pretty important part in the stor [...]


    9. I picked this up the other night because I was wanting a mystery and it's set during the 1920s, probably my favorite historical era. It was just okay - a quick read for a lazy weekend. Although some of the historical details were interesting, the story wasn't too compelling and there were modern sensibilities that seemed out of place.


    10. I think I'm going to give up on this series. It looks to be one of those series where some sexual perversion is always woven in to the mystery and I'd rather not fill my head with those types of imaginings.


    11. Worum geht es? Miss Daisy ist wieder einmal unterwegs, um für eine Zeitschrift, ein Herrenhaus zu fotografieren und darüber einen Artikel zu schreiben. Die Hausherrin, ist ein echter Drache und Daisy ist ihr ein besonderer Dorn im Auge, ist es doch für ein Mädchen aus gehobenen Kreisen, in den 20er Jahren nicht schicklich, selber Geld zu verdienen. Pech für die schreckliche Lady, dass gerade jetzt im Wintergarten die Leiche eines Dienstmädchen aufgefunden wird. Natürlich muss Daisy ihre N [...]


    12. This was a cute book! Daisy is such a fun character to read! Cute cozy mystery and it wasn’t til the end that I figured out who the murder was. Can’t wait to check out the next installment.



    13. This review pertains to the audio version of The Winter Garden Mystery. I bought the book not knowing it was the 2nd of the series so I put off listening to it until after I listen to the 1st (Death at Wentwater Court). Had I bought that book before this one, the Winter Garden Mystery would not have been in my library. So I admit I started this book with low expectations. Now for my thoughts on The Winter Garden Mystery. The non-recurring characters were not (for the most part) very well develop [...]


    14. The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola Dunn is the second book in the Daisy Dalrymple series. I love how Daisy uses her position in society to write Magazine articles about houses. Of course she stumbles over another death and is horrified by the way Lady Valeria rides roughshod over the local police so that they immediately arrest the wrong person. Daisy eventually manages to have Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher come and solve the murder. I love how the family dynamics around Lady Valeria take place [...]


    15. The main characters are interesting enough that I would like to know where their stories go, but the mystery itself was a bit of a let down. Honestly, I feel a little ashamed of myself for not guessing the culprit correctly. In my defense I simply didn't think it would be that obvious of a solution. I thought the author would make it a bit more complicated. That being said, it was fairly easy to work out all the other 'secrets'. (view spoiler)[Having anyone that Daisy likes not be a valid suspec [...]


    16. Lovely to find British-style cozies from Carola Dunn. Ashamed to say, despite us living in the same city, this is the first of her books I've read. I was shooting for the first book, but got the second instead (oh, to have numbers on the books in a series!).I've read just about all of Agatha Christie, PD James, and Dorothy Sayers (love Lord Peter). It's nice to find a whole bunch more of the same quality for my reading list.


    17. As a fan of Dorothy L Sayers and Margery Allingham, I quite enjoyed this mystery set in the Golden Age period, with an aristocratic magazine reporter, Daisy Dalrymple, as heroine. It's a very light quick read. I would read more of Daisy's adventures in the future. I don't think much of the cover, which looks as if it is a children's book!


    18. 2.5 starsThis is a perfectly nice historical cozy series and the 1920s setting gives it a certain charm. Overall, though, it's probably a little too cute for me. But if you're looking for a light book to read as a palate cleanser in between darker, more substantial books then give this series a go.


    19. That was decent but not much else. I liked the historical context - the fact that even well-established aristocratic families had trouble recruiting servants after the War. Daisy is also an interesting character, but apart from that there isn't much that makes this series different from other cozies and I don't know if I'll keep on reading.




    20. This series is absolutely spiffing!Second book as solid as the first. Daisy has lost none of her charm and her sleuthing skills are improving paining DI Fletcher no end, in a good way, of course!Did not take long for a dead body to be unearthed from another country house, in the winter garden, of all places. Daisy was there to witness it all and to get the suspect ball rolling.Recurring familiar characters, strong dialogue, lovely settings and plots. The sub-plot in this one especially current a [...]


    21. In The Winter Garden Mystery, the second book in the Daisy Dalrymple series by Carola Dunn, Daisy takes off for Occles Hall for her second article about the homes of the aristocracy that she is writing. It doesn’t take long before Daisy, who soon gets a reputation at Scotland Yard for "falling over bodies," is once again at the scene of the discovery of a murdered person. This time they find the body of Grace Moss, the former parlor maid of Occles Hall buried in the winter garden at the hall. [...]


    22. Spiffing little murder mystery with upper class folk, set in 1920’s. Daisy Dalrymple being the capable, independent, likeable gal who stumbles across murders so often a whole series of books can be developed.Her flirtation interest.ere has to be one. Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher. Harmless, enjoyable way to pass the time.If this is your cup of teay the Aussie version that predates dear Daisy D.Phryne (pronounced Fry-knee) Fisher is an upper class Melbourne girl with a penchant for crimea p [...]


    23. On her latest assignment, aristocratic magazine writer Daisy Dalrymple witnesses the uncovering of the remains of a missing parlor maid in the greenhouse garden a grand home. The blowhard, bullying Lady Valeria, the grand dame of Occles Hall, is determined to stymie DCI Alec Fletcher's investigation, but is this she is murderer or dies she fear one her children did it? There's more action, more red herrings, and, of course, more '20s slang in this outing. Daisy ups her pluck game the minute she [...]


    24. Very odd experience with this book. I knew I had read the first book of the series and decided, more than 2 years later, to continue the series. I had been reading this book for quite a few chapters when I realized I had already read it! I must have read it shortly after reading the first one, and not recorded it on . Very unlike me! But obviously the book wasn't good enough to make a lasting impression, so I'm not giving it more than 2 stars. On to the third in the series. Almost positive I hav [...]


    25. Another fantastic "cozy crime" series that I've been introduced to through the wonderful people on Litsy. This Daisy Dalrymple series reminds me of an English version of Phryne Fisher, just a little more innocent and a lot less rich. She's actually more like Miss Marples granddaughter, lots of smarts, chutzpah & a disarming way of making people confide in her. Highly recommended.


    26. I loved this book! Did I pick the murderer out pretty early? Yes. Did I understand most of the British lingo and humor? No. Did it remind me of Phryne Fisher, my fave lady detective? YES! I have been searching for something to tide me over until the Miss Fisher movie, and by Jove I've found it. I'm off to reserve the next book in the series from my library.


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