Sheer Folly: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

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St. Martin's Press, Sep 15, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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In March of 1926, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her friend and collaborator Lucy (a.k.a. Lady Gerald) head off for several days at stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country. Working on a book of follies (architectural), they plan to research and photograph it. Leaving her husband and young twins behind, Daisy is expecting a productive weekend at Appsworth Hall, with the only potential difficulty being keeping Lucy from offending the current owner, a manufacturer of plumbing products. Alas, it's not to be quite so simple. At the home, they find themselves faced with a curious assortment of people including the abominable, tactless Lord Rydal, who is rumored to be having an affair with one of the guests while at the same time in ardent and artless pursuit of the hand in marriage of another. When the grotto explodes with Lord Rydal in it, it's not a question of who would do it—as most who've met him would be sorely tempted—but who actually did do it.

 

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User Review  - phyllis2779 - LibraryThing

I always like Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple series and this this book was a very amusing entry. Even though it's a murder, Dunn takes a sharp tongue to some of her characters, which adds some humor ... Read full review

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User Review  - soraki - LibraryThing

When one of her fellow guests at Appsworth Hall is murdered, Daisy finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery. Almost all the guests at the Hall had a motive for killing the deceased, and nearly ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
7
CHAPTER THREE
15
CHAPTER FOUR
24
CHAPTER FIVE
32
CHAPTER SIX
39
CHAPTER SEVEN
45
CHAPTER EIGHT
53
CHAPTER TWENTY
150
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
157
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
165
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
175
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
184
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
193
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
201
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
208

CHAPTER NINE
60
CHAPTER TEN
70
CHAPTER ELEVEN
78
CHAPTER TWELVE
87
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
95
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
103
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
111
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
120
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
127
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
136
CHAPTER NINETEEN
142
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
217
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
224
CHAPTER THIRTY
234
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
242
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
250
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
258
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
266
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
274
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
282
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
290
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CAROL A DUNN is the author of several previous mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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