The Bloody Tower

The Bloody Tower

Book - 2007
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In early 1925, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, recent mother of twins, resumes her journalistic career by agreeing to write a piece about the Tower of London - the Bloody Tower - for an American magazine. Invited to observe the centuries old ritual Ceremony of the Keys, she's spending the night (her first time away from her babies) since the complex is locked and guarded, and the high walls are surrounded by a disused moat. Having been given a tour of the Crown Jewels, interviewed and observed the Yeoman Warders, and met the Ravenmaster, Daisy has more than enough material for her article and decides to leave as early as possible the next morning to return to her family. But when walking down the stairs, she almost trips over the dead body of one of the Yeoman Warders. That there's something seriously amiss cannot be denied, due to the pike sticking out of his back. With her husband, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher assigned to resolve the case, Daisy once again finds herself in the middle of a case of murder most foul.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312363062
Branch Call Number: M DUN
Characteristics: vii, 259 p. :,map ;,22 cm


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Jul 26, 2018

I've read other Daisy Dalrymple books and they're ok for cozy mysteries but Bloody Tower I didn't enjoy so much. I found it had an excess of Tower of London geography; I found "this door, that door" these stairs, those stairs" etc somewhat confusing, good thing there is a map provided but it's distracting to always have to refer back. Also the more I read of this series the more Alec gets on my nerves. He's very condescending to Daisy and she's a true snooping busy body. I think that will be the last Daisy Dalrymple book I'll read.

Dec 16, 2016

(Book 16 in the Daisy Dalrymple series)

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