Dead in the Water ~~ Carola Dunn

Dead in the Water by Carola Dunn
Witty, spirited, and oh-so-British, Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple mysteries perfectly capture the charm of the classic cozy. In the latest installment of her wildly popular series, it is July, 1923, and the Honorable Daisy is off to the races, trying to solve a murder on the Thames that is anything but good sportsmanship...

Ah, summer in Henley-on-the-Thames: The smell of the roses. The excitement of the races. The perfect setting for murder? When Daisy Dalrymple accepts an assignment to cover the Henley Royal Regatta for an American magazine, she steps right into a nasty class war between two members of the Oxford rowing team. Coxswain Horace Bott -- a shopkeeper's son and scholarship student -- has always resented rower Basil DeLancey -- younger son of an Earl and an all-around cad who takes every opportunity to goad and embarrass his impoverished teammate. After a particularly brutal public humiliation, Bott swears revenge, and when DeLancey keels over and dies mid-race, succumbing to a keen blow to the head, it would seem he's made good on his promise. But Daisy isn't convinced. With the help of her fiance, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, Daisy dives into a tangled web of jealousies and secrets behind the closed doors of the aristocracy, where appearances are everything, and good breeding just may be hiding a killer intent on keeping Daisy mum forever...
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  • Published:
    Dec-1998 (Hardcover)
    Jul-2002 (Paperback)
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