Dead in the Water: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2014
Duration: 7 hours 14 minutes
May the best man die!
In July of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple travels toHenley-on-Thames to visit her aunt and uncle, as well as to work on her latestwriting assignment: covering the Henley Royal Regatta for an American magazine.
Daisy plansa simple trip researching her article, enjoying the races, and, come theweekend, having a pleasant time with her fiancé, Detective Chief Inspector AlecFletcher of Scotland Yard. But the tensions between the Ambrose team'scoxswain, Horace Bott-a shopkeeper's son and scholarship student at Oxford-andrower Basil DeLancey-the younger son of an earl and all-around bounder-areconstantly threatening to erupt into violence.
The day after losing a race thanks to Bott's overindulgence the nightbefore, DeLancey keels over and dies mid-race. Foul play is immediatelysuspected, with Bott the logical suspect. But nothing is obvious in thistangled web of jealousies and secrets, and while Inspector Fletcherinvestigates the murder, Daisy once again must ferret out the truth.