Styx and Stones

Styx and Stones

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Book - 1999
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Called in by her brother-in-law to investigate a series of nasty poison-pen letters that have been tormenting his small English village, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple uncovers a web of hateful resentment and intrigue that soon leads to murder

McMillan Palgrave
In the 1920's, in post-WWI England, the Honourable 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 in murder, Daisy undertakes to uncover the identity of the viper in the local nest is and who that person has driven to murder before the murderer strikes a second time.


Blackwell North Amer
It is August of 1923 and the heat of the summer has turned London into a furnace. The recently engaged Honourable Daisy Dalrymple is invited to lunch by Lord John Frobisher, her brother-in-law, who has come to the city from his small village in Kent to attend to business. The business he's come to attend to, however, is very personal and very serious. It seems someone has been sending him a series of "poison pen" letters threatening to reveal an indiscretion of his youth - a revelation that would damage his marriage and position, and hurt those dearest to him. Unwilling to risk going to the proper authorities, Johnnie wants Daisy to come visit for a few days and see if she can quietly locate the person responsible.
With Belinda, her fiance's daughter, in tow, Daisy takes a few days away from her writing career to visit her sister and see what she can uncover.
Before Daisy can make any headway, a murder occurs and it seems clear that the malevolent writer of letters has taken his campaign to a new and deadly level. Now Daisy must ferret out the one responsible before one of her own family becomes the next victim.

Baker
& Taylor

Called in by her brother-in-law to investigate a series of nasty poison-pen letters that have been tormenting his small English village, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple uncovers a web of hateful resentment and intrigue that soon leads to murder.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 231 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780312205928
0312205929
Branch Call Number: Dunn
Additional Contributors: Dunn, Carola

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Dec 16, 2016

(The seventh book in the Daisy Dalrymple series)

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