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The Winter Garden Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple 2)
by Carola Dunn | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingrainbow3wing of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 5/16/2014
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by teddydoctor): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by wingrainbow3wing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 16, 2014

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THE WINTER GARDEN MYSTERY (Daisy Dalrymple) by CAROLA DUNN (1995)
ISBN: 9781845297466 (UK PB)
Publisher: Robinson (8/27/2009 - Pages: 288)
Cover: So who put the body in with the spring bulbs?

The merest hint of spring has arrived in Cheshire, and so has young reporter Daisy Dalrymple. The feisty flapper’s visit is a breath of fresh air for gloomy Occles Hall. But while photographing the rather barren grounds, Daisy spots that someone’s been digging among the first green shoots – and much to her horror unearths the corpse of missing parlour maid Grace Moss.

So begins an extraordinary adventure, as the dead woman’s shocking secret is revealed and Daisy swiftly realizes she needs to catch the killer before she herself is left pushing up the daises…

Praise for the Daisy Dalrymple series
‘Manners (P.G. Woodhouse-style) and mystery get equal time in a low-key story with considerable charm.’ Kirkus Reviews
‘Engaging …Dunn’s style gives an entertaining spark.’ Publishers Weekly
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Oh, joy got this home and discovered it’s the very next one I want to read in Daisy Dalrymple series. The preceding and first book of the series Death at Wentwater Court (1994) was really fun and to my delight much edgier than I had expected given the rather jolly cover, girl skater and snowflakes. Though look closely and see those snowflakes revealed as wee skulls and crossed bones, neat subtle whimsy. Ken Leeder the illustrator’s done a fine job here too, with this stylish 1903s feel picture! A smiling faced lady gardener looks benignly as her secateurs cut into a rose stem that then drips blood!  


Journal Entry 2 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, June 15, 2014

7 out of 10

Again Daisy’s dash, her inquisitiveness, resourcefulness and compassion make her a memorable and strong character. This novel finds Daisy setting out on a job to write an article on a historic private property, Occles Hall and being seen off at the London station both by a childhood chum, the honourable Phillip Petrie and just in the nick of time by her new friend Alec Fletcher. Invited to the Hall really by an old school chum, Roberta or Robbie, Daisy soon discovers how diabolically dictatorial Robbie’s mother, and Daisy’s hostess is. Swiftly she realises this job could be cut-short ahead of its time if she doesn’t mind her manners. Needless to say this proves difficult especially when in her photographer guise she is asking questions about a strangely dead looking shrub in the Winter Garden, a body is discovered and it becomes clear the local police are quite inept. Great period setting, fine mystery, and plausible plotting, what a treat!

So that’s the forwarding of Daisy and Alec’s friendship dealt with, they kept in touch. Of course I was keen as mustard to discover if Daisy Dalrymple’s path crossed again with Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher’s as theirs seemed a most promising friendship in the first book chronicling Daisy’s adventures Death at Wentworth Court. Daisy as an honourable herself, working for a living, and Alec some years her senior and well aware he is not of her social standing does offer a certain intriguing edge of uncertainty to their friendship developing further. I look forward to reading more.
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I have a summer holiday release project plan for this. We’ll see how it goes but I have in mind, if possible, a special themed release location, woo hoo!
My first step will be to trust it to the post – Monday 16th June - for arrival at my holiday home-from-home.  


Journal Entry 3 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Dunn's DAISY DALRYMPLE SERIES
[A swift reminder of the series titles to date and the point I am at…]
1. Death at Wentwater Court (1994)
2. The Winter Garden Mystery (1995)
3. Requiem for a Mezzo (1996)
4. Murder on the Flying Scotsman (1996)
5. Damsel In Distress (1997)
6. Dead in the Water (1998)
7. Styx and Stones (1999)
8. Rattle His Bones (2000)
9. To Davy Jones Below (2001)
10. The Case of the Murdered Muckraker (2002)
11. Mistletoe and Murder (2002)
12. Die laughing (2003)
13. A Mourning Wedding (2004)
14. Fall of a Philanderer (2005)
15. Gunpowder Plot (2006)
16. The Bloody Tower (2007)
17. Black Ship (2008)
18. Sheer Folly (2009)
19. Anthem for Doomed Youth (2011)
20. Gone West (2012)
21. Heirs of the Body (2013) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingrainbow3wing at Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Monday, July 21, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (7/6/2014 UTC) at Meare, Somerset United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

...Here we go then, updating my BC records with a CONTROLLED RELEASE JE - actually handed this book over during my totally fabby SOMERSET HOLIDAY June/July stay. Oh, boy was that ever fun huge thanks for your wonderful hospitality all! Cheers (with the volume of a Glastonbury loud crowd) to the Flutterbies9 Crew 


Journal Entry 5 by wingFlutterbies9wing at Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Many thanks for this one rainbow3. You started me on Carola Dunn and I'm picking them up when I see them also so that I can read them in order of series. Looking forward to this one and sorry for the late journal. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingFlutterbies9wing at Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Monday, June 01, 2015

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Loved this one and so adequately described by rainbow3 that anything I said would be just too superfluous!

Daisy is a lovely, bright character and you want to follow her adventures through the series - though I can't see her being invited to many more houses to write about if she keeps finding bodies anytime she goes to stay in one!

Loved this continuation of the series - and very glad I started at the beginning of the series too - and looking forward to continuing with the next which is just within my grasp. Guess what is next, no prizes for that guess. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingFlutterbies9wing at A Book box, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, September 25, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/26/2015 UTC) at A Book box, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

The second book in the series. I do like these Carola Dunn books and hope that others can come to enjoy her charms as well. Replacing one Carola Dunn book in the box with another. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 07, 2015

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Rec'd when my Cosy Mystery Bookbox came home :o) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingPlum-crazywing at Kershaw's Garden Centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 08, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (2/8/2016 UTC) at Kershaw's Garden Centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Left in the Enchanted Wood Cafe



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Journal Entry 10 by teddydoctor at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 03, 2016

8 out of 10

The 1920's style cover illustration caught my eye. When I read the blurb on the back I thought "I'll give it a try." I am glad I did. I had never come across Carole Dunn before but I will search out more. Thank you Plum-crazy for leaving it at Enchanted Wood Café. It is a good mystery but with a latter day feel. Very P.G.Woodhouse. I am going to release it in Barnsley South Yorkshire on Friday 6th May 2016. 


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