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I have been watching the Olympics, but to a much lesser degree than was the case in 2012, because of the time difference. It took me a little while to realise that I could catch some of the sports – there had been so much emphasis on how the premium athletics would be on in the wee small hours.

But after a couple of days, Read more... )

Styx and Stones: Carola Dunn

This is an ultimately breezy mystery for Daisy to solve (with help) and was most interesting for me because of Read more... )
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Happy New Year!

I am home after the Christmas holidays. Determined to travel yesterday, I had to change my travelling plans, but all ended up well.

You know how you notice something and then other examples of it keep cropping up, like buying clothes in a striking colour and then seeing people wear it all the time, well, these holidays, with me, it was books that don’t just have chapter titles, but each page has a relevant heading. I’ve probably got other books that do that, but I hadn’t really noticed them.

In Margery Merton’s Girlhood by Alice Cockran, they include ‘SECRETS AND TENDER THOUGHTS.’ (p25), ‘CRYING AND LAUGHING.’ (p112), and ‘A COLD FAREWELL.’ (p.213). In Miriam’s Ambition by Evelyn Everett-Green, they include ‘A TERRIBLE STORM.' (p26), ‘AT DINNER.’ (p113), and ‘A REWARD FOR BRAVERY.’ (p214)

Read more... )

I also read the third in Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple mysteries. Only six months had elapsed since I read the previous book. Requiem for a Mezzo. Read more... )
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The Winter Garden Mystery: Carola Dunn Robinson 2009

It’s been a while, almost a year and a half, since I read the first Daisy Dalrymple book – click on the author’s tag for the review – and taken longer than I’d have liked to read this one.

The Hon. Daisy Dalrymple is off again, Read more... )
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Continuing the skating theme, in a way...

Death at Wentwater Court: Carola Dunn. Robinson 2009.

I'd been curious about the Daisy Dalrymple series and decided to read the first book for myself and make up my mind about it. Read more... )

Conclusion: Although I'll be quite happy to read more of Daisy's mysteries, I'll be waiting to buy them second hand as they come my way.

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