Styx and Stones: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2014
Duration: 7 hours 32 minutes
Unflappable flapper and Town & Country scribe Daisy Dalrymple searches for a killer whose vicious pen matches a murderous heart in this delightful installment of Dunn’s cozy mystery series.
In the 1920s, in post–World War I England, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, newly married to Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher, is asked by her brother-in-law to discreetly investigate a series of poisoned pen letters that many of the local villagers have been receiving. When the pompous and unbearable brother of the local vicar is killed by a very large rock, dropped on his head from a great height, it seems clear to all that this campaign of gossip has escalated to murder. With the help of her husband, who’d rather she not get involved, Daisy tries to uncover who wrote the letters and who that person has driven to murder before the killer strikes again.
“With its picturesque setting, eccentric characters, and gentle sleuth, Styx and Stones is your prototype English village mystery. Daisy is an enjoyable creation, and readers will especially enjoy her interaction with Belinda. Dunn’s depiction of the changes occurring in the English social structure during the ’20s is also fascinating and enlightening.”—Romantic Times