Sheer Folly

Sheer Folly

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

Book - 2009
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1926. Daisy and her friend Lucy are at a stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country, for research on their architectural book. As long-held secrets and resentments threaten to explode, even Daisy couldn't predict the deadly events to come.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312387754
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dun
Description: 296 pages ; 22 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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