Posts Tagged ‘Daisy Dalrymple’

Flapper Frolic

October 1, 2009

‘Flapper Frolic’ to raise library funds

JUNCTION CITY — The “Fabulous Friends’ Flapper Frolic,” a fundraiser to help expand the book collection at the Junction City Public Library, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Scandinavian Festival Hall, Fifth Avenue and Greenwood Street in Junction City.

The event will feature a late-afternoon English tea, a talk by author Carola Dunn and a Roaring 20s flapper theme with entertainment, door prizes, raffle prizes and “Best Hat” contest.

Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale at the library, or can be purchased by calling 541 998-8852.



Two books out today

September 15, 2009

SheerFolly The latest (18th)  Daisy Dalrymple mystery, out today from St Martin’s Minotaur. Available from all booksellers.

Daisy and her friend Lucy going in search of the best grotto in England for their book on follies (the architectural kind). To Lucy’s dismay, the grotto belongs to a manufacturer of plumbing fixtures, who bought the associated mansion from the ancient but impoverished family who once owned it. Lucy and Daisy are not the only unlikely guests: also visiting are their penniless schoolfriend, Julia, and her widowed mother; a high-up civil servant with his socialite wife; an earl who’s in love with Julia but having an affaire with the civil servant’s wife; and a mysterious Canadian. Together with the “plumber”s sister-in-law and her son, they make up a strained house-party where something is bound to explode–and does,  taking one of the guests with it. Daisy’s husband DCI Alec Fletcher and Lucy’s husband Gerald arrive just in time to see the grotto blow up…

View some real English grottos at and


Also out today, BLACK SHIP in paperback at last, the 17th Daisy mystery.

Daisy and  Alec and family move to Hampstead. When their dog finds a body in the communal garden, they soon find themselves involved with American rumrunners, bootleggers, and gangsters, not to mention a hapless US Revenue agent.

You can read some extraordinary (and very funny) stories about the trials of rumrunners here:

FREE mystery short stories

September 12, 2009

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STORM IN A TEA-SHOPPE and UNHAPPY MEDIUM are two Daisy Dalrymple stories, originally published in the anthologies Crime Through Time and Malice Domestic 7; MISS PRIMROSE AND THE MARCH OF PROGRESS is a Victorian mystery story based on the opening of the world’s first public passenger railway and the deadly accident(?) that occurred on the first trip from Liverpool to Manchester.