- Taschenbuch: 288 Seiten
- Verlag: Little, Brown Book Group (25. März 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1849013314
- ISBN-13: 978-1849013314
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,6 x 1,8 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 168.259 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 25. März 2010
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A dauntless Daisy and good-natured fun. Kirkus Reviews Appropriate historical detail and witty dialogue are the finishing touches on this engaging 1920s period piece. Publishers Weekly As always, Dunn evokes the life and times of 1920s England while providing a plot that is a cut above the average British cosy. This will delight readers who love country-house mysteries. Booklist For fans of Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. Library Journal
When Philip Petrie's fiancee Gloria, the daughter of an American millionaire, is kidnapped, he turns to Daisy Dalrymple to find the kidnappers and rescue his love from their clutches. Reprint. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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One day, while Phillip and Gloria were driving together, the car breaks down. Phillip tries to fix it, but they are set upon by some thugs. He is tied up and she is abducted. The kidnappers instruct poppa to raise a ransom without involving the police if he wants his beloved daughter back alive. Phillip turns to his childhood chum, Daisy Dalyrmple, to save the life of his beloved.
DAMSEL IN DISTRESS is a fun to read, who-done-it that ironically laughs at itself as well as high society. Daisy and the support cast (both the recurring and new characters) are all wonderful in a zany way, making this a series worth reading.
In this story a kidnapping has to be solved, and I can well imagine that the top priority of the people concerned would be to get the victim back, catching the kidnappers is somewhat secondary. So it doesn't really matter if you figure out early who is the mastermind, there is still enough suspense left.
I thoroughly enjoyed the encounters between the would-be rescuers and Daisy's slightly potty cousin who now owns the big estate that once belonged to Daisy's father.
We get to know Daisy's friends and her mother, and the setting is described so vividly that you seem to feel the atmosphere.
It's a delightful book, funny despite the serious theme. Since another of my favourite series has ended I'm perfectly happy to have discovered a new one which I like. I'm going to collect all books featuring Daisy.
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When Phillip Petrie�s American fiancé is kidnapped and held for ransom, Phillip turns to his good friend Daisy for help. Daisy�s penchant for crime-solving insures her willingness to help her old friend, but she finds herself caught between a rock and a hard place when Phillip asks her not to involve the police. Daisy�s romance with Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, a widower with a young daughter, certainly makes this dictate difficult to follow.
This is the fifth of the series (preceded by �Murder on the Flying Scotsman� and followed by �Dead in the Water�), and although the characters and setting remain as charming as ever, there is not much mystery solving to be had. The perpetrator of the kidnapping is obvious very early on, but the plot revolves more around rescuing the fiancé than solving a crime. The story is best described as a �caper,� with lots of following of suspects, traveling around the countryside, and a climactic shoot-out. Readers who like to decipher clues and try to solve the mystery themselves will be disappointed.
This was an incredibly quick read (under three hours). I just couldn't put it down. It was nice to see all of the usual characters in a different setting. The author lets us get to know them a little better. Lucy is in every book, but very little time is given to her for example. I am looking forward to the next one.
I enjoy Carola Dunn's light mysteries sent in 1920s England and this book is definitely one of the best in the series. The story sort of reminds me of Agatha Christies "The Secret Adversary"--more old-fashioned thriller with a touch of romance that a traditional who-dun-it. Daisy comes across as very much a Christie kind of heroine--a pretty plucky young thing with a bit of style and a habit of getting mixed up in murder and mayhem.
The book breezes along at a brisk pace and even though you can spot the villain early on, it doesn't detract in the slightest from the story's overall entertainment value. While Ms. Dunn probably won't win any major awards for her work, this book gets my vote for "Fast and Fun Read of the Week".