Rattle His Bones: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Carola Dunn

Narrated By: Lucy Rayner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2016

Duration: 8 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

The eighth installment in this cozy mystery series features Daisy Dalrymple at the Museum of Natural History, a place of fascination-and murder

In the summer of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple makes what should be an uneventful research trip to the Museum of Natural History quite an eventful day-with her nephew Derek and her soon-to-be stepdaughter Belinda in tow. But as she interviews the various curators for her article on the museums of London, she soon discovers that the Museum of Natural History is a hothouse of professional rivalry and jealousy. Much resentment exists, particularly between Dr. Smith Woodward, the keeper of geology, responsible for the fossil collection, and Dr. Pettigrew, the keeper of mineralogy, responsible for the museum's fabulous gem collection.

On a later trip, as closing time nears, Daisy hears two voices followed by a tremendous crash and rushes into the next hall to discover Dr. Pettigrew dead-murdered amidst a pile of dinosaur bones.

Daisy's fiancé, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, is assigned to investigate and together they must unravel a most baffling case of missing gems, dispossessed European royalty, professional rivalry, and a murder most foul.

"Reading like an Agatha Christie thriller, Rattle His Bones is a charming look at life shortly after the first world war. Readers will delight not only in the mystery but in Daisy's relationship with Belinda as well."-RT Book Reviews

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  • Janet Jones

    The London scene is interesting, and the plot is well done. Also the protagonist is an engaging character. I assume the details of the museum are accurate; much of it is just background to the plot, but it fits in well and provides authenticity. For me, the down side was the narration. The narrator was skilled and did an excellent job with all of the voices. The difficulty lay in her high squeaky voice. It was a worthwhile book, but I almost quit early on because of the voice.