Black Ship (2020)

Black Ship Carola Dunn Black Ship It is and the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple her husband Alec Fletcher and their recent twins move to a new large house on the outskirts of London Set in a small circle of houses with a communal gar
  • Title: Black Ship
  • Author: Carola Dunn
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Black Ship Carola Dunn It is 1925 and the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, her husband Alec Fletcher and their recent twins move to a new, large house on the outskirts of London Set in a small circle of houses with a communal garden, it seems like the idyllic setting that is, until a murder victim turns up under the bushes of the communal garden.Now rumours of bootleggers, American gangsters and anIt is 1925 and the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, her husband Alec Fletcher and their recent twins move to a new, large house on the outskirts of London Set in a small circle of houses with a communal garden, it seems like the idyllic setting that is, until a murder victim turns up under the bushes of the communal garden.Now rumours of bootleggers, American gangsters and an international liquor smuggling operation via black ships turn everything upside down Alec, in his role as Scotland Yard detective, has been assigned to ferret out the truth behind the murder but it is up to Daisy to find out who the dead man is, what his relationship with her new neighbours was, why he was murdered and who it was who did him in
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  1. Anna Bergmark

    Heavens, darling, you are becoming positively domesticated Spot on, Marge Our dear little Daisy Dalrymple is getting boring She used to be a well mannered upperclass rebel, finding her own path, getting a job oh, dearie, dearie me , surviving on eggs and sardines and choosing the wrong partner, a man beneath her that is And good for her It made her likable and easy to root for But now Now it s all baby talk and middle class vapidness, all nursery tea, drinks parties and proper responses Good hea [...]

  2. FangirlNation

    Daisy gets to move to a new, larger home when her husband, Chief Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher gets left a home in a higher class community by his uncle, leading to her latest adventure in Black Ship by Carola Dunn While preparing for the move, they get visited by former FBI detective Lambert, whom we met in Daisy s adventures in America in The Case of the Murdered Muckraker We saw him throw in his badge in terror while trying to guard Daisy in that book Now he has joined the Treasury Depart [...]

  3. Maureen

    I always enjoy a Daisy Dalrymple mystery The writing style and characters are charming These books really fit the bill when I want a light, stress free, but well crafted read I would say that Black Ship is true to form in all but one respect the end felt rather weak to me.

  4. Judith Rich

    I normally love the Daisy Dalrymple series but I found this silly story of bootleggers smuggling rum during Prohibition a real disappointment And I thought the identity of the murderer was quite obvious too A let down in what s otherwise been a great series of cosy mysteries.

  5. George

    17 in the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple and her husband Scotland Yard Detective chief Inspector Alec Fletcher , magazine writer and heiress no inheritance due to British entailed system mystery series It is Late September 1925 and Daisy, now the mother of twins, has move into a larger house inherited by husband on the outskirts of London The uncle has also left Alec a fortune so the family is well off It is not long before the family dog finds a dead body under the bushes of the communal garden The [...]

  6. Kathy

    Published 2008.This was actually very good, I can say that because I did not work out the killer At the end I had settled on up to 5 different possibilities, all with motives That is always the sign of a good mystery for me I really like Daisy, she is fun to have as a character In this story the plot involves the U.S illegal liquor and the rum trade between British liquor suppliers and the U.S gangs I never really know what the star ratings are really worth so I will say that I enjoyed the book [...]

  7. Nanette Williamson

    I really like this light and stylish series that takes place in England between the wars This title was particularly interesting because it gives a view of Prohibition from the other side of the pond.

  8. Anne

    One of the better storiesLambert is back, and he manages to redeem himself More friends are introduced as neighbors to the house Alec inherits.

  9. Josephine

    I wonder why I continue to read this series I think I love Daisy and her husband and I like to see how their lives are progressing.

  10. Pat Beard

    Much better than the last in the series I won t even quibble that I knew whodunnit right away since I didn t see how it fit in with the rest of how it was done.

  11. Vera 4theloveofwords

    For me the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries are usually a light humorous and cosy read This one was a disappointment though The plot was weak, the murderer and his victim of no interest whatsoever And then there was that ending that really irritated me Too much explanation Also Daisy lost her rebellious charm She became a bit boring which is a pity since her independent thinking was one of the pleasures of reading this series We will see what the next book brings Hope that one will suit me better other [...]

  12. Stef

    I picked this series up in the middle for a project on Cozy Mysteries The hallmark of cozy mysteries usually follow some sort of amateur detective and tend to shy away from really gruesome crimes Think of Ms Marple in Agatha Christie s novels or any number of extra lawful observers who just happen to help the police Nero Wolfe and Archie, Peter Wimsey, and Hercule Poirot These literary figures are generally just normal people who have a knack for solving puzzles, sometimes they are very unassumi [...]

  13. Abbey

    BOTTOM LINE 17 Daisy Dalrymple Alec Fletcher, September 1925, London amateur sleuth cosy police procedural, historical Having inherited a rather nice suburban house with garden square but it s round albeit in somewhat peculiar circumstances Alec and Daisy finally get enough room to spread out their growing family Some of the neighbors are downright disagreeable, and several appear to be hiding lots of secrets, catnip to the curious Daisy, and when a body appears on the Green in front of the hous [...]

  14. Rebecca

    Daisy Fletcher and her husband Alec have a windfall and move into a spacious new house, along with their new twins and a bevy of servants Daisy likes their next door neighbors the Jessups, wealthy wine merchants, but loathes the scandalmongering Bennetts Meanwhile, in a series of interludes, an unnamed character experiences the excitement of rumrunning to the USwhich just happens to be what hapless federal agent Lambert, formerly of the FBI and assigned to protect Daisy when she was in NYC, is n [...]

  15. Aoife

    This wasn t so much a bad book as one with a topic that didn t interest me that much I just never cared very much about prohibition era themed stories and Black Ship even though it s set in England deals with the prohibition so I was just sitting there going meh The case itself was also quite easy to see through However the characters were lovely as always and I hope we ll see of the Jessups in the following books I could have done without the random and very forced bringing up of the IRA Mrs J [...]

  16. Argum

    Alec has been left a house and a legacy so the Fletchers are moving The lawyer handling the bequest seems to not want the Fletchers to move in to the house which happens to be next door to his daughter and her in laws Prior to actually moving in the bumbling FBI agent Lambert from Daisy s New York adventure appears on the doorstep having been mugged upon arriving for his new job as a Prohibition officer investigating the gangs in roads with British suppliers The neighbors happen to be in the alc [...]

  17. Kim

    In this story Daisy s husband inherits a spacious new house and moves in with his family Shortly after they make friends with their neighbours, the Jessups, discovering that they are involved in the wine business Shortly after they move they are visited by Lambert, an FBI agent they met while in New York, who is here to investigate and stop the alcohol shipping to the USA currently under prohibition laws This is followed swiftly by the return of Patrick Jessup, the departure of Aidan Jessup and [...]

  18. Amy Merideth

    I enjoy the Daisy books, they are light and easy and usually keep my interest Unfortunately, I am liking Daisy herself less and less From plucky, poor and bucking tradition, she s now a staid, slightly smug matron With at least 5 servants, sending her stepdaughter to boarding school and letting the nannies raise the kids, she s free to solve crimes but she s lost her charm Too bad her friend Sakari doesn t have her own book series.

  19. Pamela

    Daisy Dalrymple, now married to Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, moves into a large property in Hampstead, accompanied by their baby twins and a number of domestic staff The property has been inherited by Alec, and through dealing with their lawyer, Daisy meets and befriends her neighbours, the Jessups, who run a wine and spirits business in the City Normal domestic life is shattered when a dead body is found in the shrubbery, and links to rum running to Prohibition America begin to emergeThis is [...]

  20. Cathy

    I enjoyed this light mystery like I have the others in the Daisy Dalrymple series, but this one, I guessed the answer.Daisy didn t seem to be as compassionate towards people as she usually does She seemed annoyed at them at the Bennetts and Lambert, anyway.It was fun to see her with her twins Somehow I must ve skipped the book where she got the twins.Favorite quotes Fussing about whether everything was perfect never caused anything but grief You make me feel there must be some sanity in all thi [...]

  21. Janet McCord

    I always enjoy spending time with Daisy Dalrymple and her family and this one was an especially fun and enjoyable one Daisy has the responsibility of moving the family into a new home her husband has inherited from a wealthy great uncle outside of London What seems to be a favorable event in the family s life turns out to be something else as, in the process of getting to know her new neighbors, a dead body appears in the communal gardens and one of the neighbors families is implicated As Daisy [...]

  22. Nancy Reynolds

    Book Number 17 and I am fast approaching the last of the written books Only a few to go But 17 is just as pleasing to this reader as book 1 Daisy and Alec move to a new home inherited by Alec by an uncle he never knew What a lovely inheritance Unfortunately, as usual, there is a dead body found in the vicinity of Daisy only this time Nana, the dog, is actually the one to discover the body What a welcome to the new neighborhood because, of course, Alec is assigned the case It s another great Dai [...]

  23. Anwen

    Though not my favourite book in the Daisy Dalrymple series, it was still very readable and helped develop the characters further by creating a defunct relative who wills Alec a large house just when wanted For once, Daisy does not find the body, but inevitably sets about meddling in her own inimitable way whilst simultaneously throwing a protective wing over several of the suspects Disbelief does need to be suspended when reading these Daisy is fast becoming the Typhoid Mary of her set , however [...]

  24. Ann

    Daisy Dalrymple s husband Alec has inherited a home The family moves in and begins to settle in and meet the neighbors A body is found in the communal garden behind the home and, of course, Alec is asked to investigate and, of course, Daisy is in the middle of things The face that the son of their new neighbor is home from a trip abroad and the other son has suddenly left for a trip seems very suspicious to her and she is bound to find out answers This was an OK installment but not the best book [...]

  25. Cindy

    On rereading, I found the mystery in this one really, really slight The Fletchers are moving into a new house, an American acquaintance comes to stay, and Daisy finds another body Actually, the dog finds the body this time Right in their new neighborhood And the next door neighbors are the prime suspects.The solution is painfully obvious, but the American is not quite such a cliche this time around Still, not really worth the reread.

  26. Arlene

    It is 1925 and Daisy s husband inherits a house from his great uncle They discover that their new neighbors are wine merchants One rainy morning the maid finds a body hidden in the bushes Who is the stranger How are the neighbors involved Why did the son take the train to the north How are they involved with the illegal exportation of wine to America when prohibition is in effect I love this period piece It is interesting to see how the upper crust lived back in.

  27. Susan

    Charming Daisy Fletcher and her police inspector husband move into a house he s inherited near Hampstead Heath Daisy is especially taken with her new neighbors, but senses that they have a problem with a mysterious, rude American who keeps calling on them Meanwhile, the reader follows the adventures of the youngest son of their family, who s helping smuggling liquor into Prohibition era America.

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