Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple)
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Bought from an online charity site to continue series as have been stuck looking for this for too long!
"July 1923, and Daisy has been invited by an American magazine to cover the Henley Regatta. But unknown to her: she steps right into a class war between two members of the Oxford rowing team. Cox Horace Bott - a shopkeeper's son and scholar student - has always hated rower Basil DeLancy - younger son of an earl and all-round cad and bully. And after a particularly brutal public humiliation by DeLancy, Bott swears revenge - so when DeLancy keels over and dies mid-race, it would seem he's made good on his promise.
Yet Daisy isn't convinced, and with the help of her fiance Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, she dives into a tangled web of jealousies and secrets, where appearances are everything and good breeding may just be a cover for a killer intent on keeping Daisy mum forever .... ".
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Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Yeah, waited a long time to get this one and now it is here it is also read!! and by an even stranger co-incidence I finished this the night prior to this years Oxford / Cambridge Boat Race, so I just had to watch it for the first time in years.
Once again, the newly engaged Daisy reads the characters correctly. Unusually, this tale has a twist which leaves doubt at the end as to the reality of this situation but throughout the storyline the various characters all seem to act as you would expect for the times depicted (except Daisy, of course!). It was good to read of earlier boat race times and this story showed the background research has been thorough. This plot relied on the emotions of characters and as Carola Dunn writes well on this issue, the scenario worked for me on the emotional level.
There is a plan for this book, a cunning plan .....
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Easter Exchange, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Released 2 yrs ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Easter Exchange, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom
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I know you were also waiting for this one, so here it is. Enjoy!
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Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, April 29, 2017
Postie arrived early today and with him your parcel for which many thanks Flutterbies9. When this emerged from its wrapper I shrieked and could have almost dropped my current book to dive into this but, my current book is also a Carola Dunn! Thank you Edinburgh City Libraries. Buried in the Country which is tremendously exciting, half-way through and I’m in the middle of an unexpected car chase! So of course I’m thinking heavens where is this going to go as with a goodly chunk of book remaining there must be some other serious situations to emerge – big grin of happy anticipation! Anyhow thisDead in the Water will I suspect leap-frog to the top of a TBR pile, reading BC books in the order I received them be d***ed. Wicked BookCrosser.
Grand parcel three books and Easter yummy stuff and of the bunnies there is nothing but wrappers remaining - YUM!!!
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The Newsroom in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, May 04, 2017
Released 2 yrs ago (5/4/2017 UTC) at The Newsroom in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom
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Some revealingly clashy, class war instances of heat, relating to privilege overstepping any decent boundaries of good behaviour and descending through bullying into blackmail and finally into bloodshed! Not easy to appreciate how much ‘knowing ones place’ and being forced to stick to it was once upon a time woven into social structure in such an invidious way and while this novel cites some instances acutely the reality can only have been so much worse.
Dead in the Water set in July 1923, at Henley Regatta, involves some tricky areas of investigating here for Alec where in the event of a suspicious death, he is called suddenly to duty and during an investigation finds himself obliged to pick his way cautiously through interviews with Daisy’s relatives and family friends. Yes, Daisy and Alec are recently engaged in this volume but he still is not anywhere near at ease with this class of people. However, he has honour and professional gravitas on his side as Daisy points out to his gratification. [OK cannot find the precise quote in a rush so that will have to do.]
Intriguing little addition to the Daisy Dalrymple series which sees Daisy as ever involved and striving to aid people she cares for when they become touched by the tragedy and danger of a murder investigation. Once again we find Daisy’s infectious mix of generous compassion and overweening curiosity having the potential to land her in the path of a potential murder suspect, and then what! Brilliant fun!!!
Releasing at Edinburgh BookSwap/BookCrossing any minute now…
Fri 5 May 2017 - Not picked up still have in my possession…
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-- Wild Released somewhere in Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, May 13, 2017
Released 2 yrs ago (5/13/2017 UTC) at -- Wild Released somewhere in Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom
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Left at the Little Free Library outside the glasshouses at Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens. . . though not for long. It was only seconds before this was scooped up - I was thrilled!
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Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Yep, it was indeed me who took the book already three days ago, but there was no wi-fi in the flat where I was staying in Edinburgh. Then I came home the following night and slept like a log. I meant to go online yesterday evening, but we were called back to work (pic). I hope the picture shows up here. It is a chihuahua with a 3,5 cm long nose having a 4 cm long stick removed from one nostril. The stick was completely hidden, but luckily had not done any damage to her vital organs.
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Sipoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 26, 2017
I've had the mother of all flus, came down with fever following my last JE and it lasted over a week. I'm still coughing my lungs out, but the fever is finally gone. I hope nobody else of the Edinburghian bookcrossers I met was taken ill.
Finished this book just now. My first Daisy Dalrymple mystery and I have to say it was a bit naive. Both Christie and Georgette Hayer have set mysteries in the 1920'ies without making the women sound helpless and ignorant, quite the contrary. I have another Daisy mystery at home, will give her another chance.
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Roasberg in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, July 21, 2017
Released 1 yr ago (7/22/2017 UTC) at Roasberg in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland
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If I'll make it to the meet-up later today I will put this book on offer.
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Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Thank you for the book, kind Bookcrossers!
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Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, February 06, 2018
This was a nice story again. I have one more book of the series left at home. Better start it right away!
I saw punts in Oxford in 2015. Otherwise I would not have known what punting is. They are not punting much in this book. They have much more serious boating to do.
This is my book #21 in the Reduce Mount TBR 2018
-challence by Dove-i-libri.
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Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, March 30, 2018
Released 1 yr ago (3/30/2018 UTC) at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland
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I'll take the book to the meet-up at Roasberg.
Book #41 in the 2018 Keep Them Moving
-challence by Booklady331
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Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Monday, April 02, 2018