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Gone West

von Carola Dunn

Reihen: Daisy Dalrymple (20)

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Visiting a friend in 1926 Derbyshire, Daisy learns that her friend has been ghost-writing a popular novelist's most recent, and more successful, works while the novelist succumbs to a suspicious illness, compelling Daisy to investigate other members of his household.
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Daisy is at it again. Asked by an old school chum to come for a visit Daisy agrees even though the women were never really close. Sybil, a widow who works as a secetary for a writer, has gradually moved towards actually writing the books when the author gets ill. She worries that her boss, who should be stronger by now, isn't and wonders if foulplay is the cause. Of course, the lovely man dies and Alec gets called in to solve the case. A nice depature from the more serious nature of the last book. ( )
  Colleen5096 | Oct 29, 2020 |
It took me forever to finish this book.... I was utterly bored up until Chapter 14, when things became interesting.

A long-past school friend calls upon Daisy & asks her to come visit (investigate) the house where she is working as a secretary for a famous Wester author. The author has not been well & she believes he is being drugged.

As it turn out, because of the author's illness, the secretary has been helping to write his books, which have become even more popular & are earning more money; money which is used to keep the family farm afloat.

Although the Author's brother & sister are begrudging, they readily accept the extra income brought in by the increased popularity of the books.

Upon Daisy's arrival the Author begins to join the family before & during dinner, sipping his favorite Pink Gin cocktail... Unfortunately, one night after dinner he becomes more tired than usual, goes to bed early & ceases breathing... Dead from an overdose of Chloral Hydrate.

The characters were not really likable, being selfish & self-absorbed ungrateful leeches.... But I figured out, again, "who done it". ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jun 25, 2019 |
I love reading mysteries, although I usually don't read mysteries set in the past. It is always fascinating to get a look at how people lived in another time. The book seemed to move a little slow, but I felt that was echoed in the slower pace of life in the early 1900s. The book was very character driven, and the murderer was not readily apparent to me. It did seem a little abrupt, when the narrator would suddenly switch from Daisy to her husband, the Scotland Yard detective. Other than that, the book flowed along nicely. It was a relaxing read.

I received an ARC of this book from the goodreads first reads program. ( )
  readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
I didn't like this book as much as I liked most of the other books in the Daisy Dalrymple series. It seemed slower, the characters weren't as interesting, and the dialog didn't have the same snap, crackle and pop. Perhaps It was because Daisy and Alec were separate fpr most of the book or maybe because the supporting cast and stodgy environment was just more dull. ( )
  phyllis2779 | Aug 27, 2015 |
I love this series and Gone West is no exception. Ms. Dunn always writes excellent characters; Daisy and Alex both feel like old friends and each mysteries' 'suspects' are always very three-dimensional. The plot was interesting and I enjoyed the ending very much in spite of guessing the bad guy.

I hope Ms. Dunn continues to write this series for a long time to come - it's still a very fresh series. ( )
  murderbydeath | Sep 20, 2014 |
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