Sheer Folly

Sheer Folly

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Large Print - 2010
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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 Appsworth Hall, reputed to have the best grotto in England. Working on a book of architectural follies, they plan a productive weekend researching and photographing it. Alas, it's not to be quite so simple. When the grotto explodes with the abominable Lord Rydal in it, the question is not who would do it, but who did do it.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010, c2009
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410421227
Characteristics: 477 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Dec 16, 2016

(Book 18 in the Daisy Dalrymple series)

Jan 12, 2011

I wanted to like this book, because the premise is interesting--two young women, a writer and a photographer, get together to solve murder mysteries in England in the 1920s. Since the book is part of a series, I thought the odds were good that it would be an interesting read. Unfortunately, it gets bogged down in way too many characters (I eventually had to write them all down) and they are referred to by their titles as well as first names. You will be able to guess who gets murdered immediately, and the ending is rushed--the evidence isn't even completely processed before the book just stops. Frustratingly, her husband (and not the heroine) makes the final big discovery of evidence.

Dec 12, 2009

Her books are set in England in the 1920's, and always enjoyable to read. There are no gruesome details about the murders.


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