“Death at Wentwater Court” by Carola Dunn is the first of a wonderful cozy mystery series set in 1920s England. We are now on book 23 and I have loved every one! It is another of the series I enjoy revisiting and having the audiobooks is wonderful.
The mysteries are never straightforward so I like trying to figure them out before our leading lady, Daisy, does! It’s a true whodunit! Daisy is a strong, intelligent woman who bucks the trends for the lifestyle of female gentry. She is sassy and humorous!
Daisy is complemented by Alec, the intense and meticulous Met detective! He is both astonished and impressed by the way in which Daisy wiggles her way into his investigation!
Each book develops the standard cast of characters whilst exploring a new location and subsequent mystery. The descriptions are wonderful and I found the characters relatable!
If you enjoy a historical cozy mystery, this is a series to pick up! It’s a five out of five on the enJOYment scale.
From the back cover:
This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment, and promptly stumbles across a corpse.
No stranger to sprawling country estates, wealthy Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground in having scandalously traded silver spoon for pen and camera to cover a story for Town and Country magazine. But her planned interviews with the inhabitants of Wentwater Court give way to interrogation after suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a dire fate on the tranquil skating pond.
Armed with evidence that his fate was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard to examine an esteemed collection of suspects and to see that the unlikely culprit doesn’t slip through their fingers just as the unfortunate Astwick slipped through the ice.