A Mourning Wedding (A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery) Kindle Edition
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Of all the Dalrymple books, this is my least favorite for a number of reasons: a complexity of characters who are only lightly developed; a plot that evolved slowly--even as three murderous attacks occur in two days--without much in the way of suspense. If the next book continues this trend, I may stop reading this series.
Daisy's husband, Chief Inspector Alex Fletcher, has to wade through an impossibly large number of suspects. And the guest list includes numerous aristocrats, who have to be handled diplomatically.
I enjoyed this book, as I do all the Daisy Dalyrmple mysteries, but there were so many lords, ladies, baronets and Honorables that I never got them all straight. I just stopped trying after a while. There's a family tree in the front of the book, but I found it more confusing than helpful. I don't like to work this hard when reading light fiction.
But the personal side of the novel is fun, in particular Lucy's mixed feelings about the wisdom of marrying at all. The continuing interest of the personalities keeps me going from book to book.
In this book, Daisy is once again caught in an upper-class murder mystery, in aristocratic surroundings. Witty and knowledgeable, Dunn's flair for the flapper era and the English class system between the wars is admirably brought to life in her laconic prose and understated humour.
An absolute winner!!
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