The Corpse at the Crystal Palace (audiobook)

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery

The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, book 23

Read by Lucy Rayner
10.5 hrs • 9 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 07/03/18
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Summary

Daisy Dalrymple is back—when a casual outing to the Crystal Palace in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn.

April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is visited in London by her young cousins. On the list of must-see sites is the Crystal Palace. Discovering that her children’s nanny, Nanny Gilpin, has never seen the Palace, Daisy decides to make a day of it—bringing her cousins, her three-year-old twins, her step-daughter Belinda, the nurserymaid, and Nanny Gilpin. Yet this ordinary outing goes wrong when Mrs. Gilpin goes off to the ladies room and fails to return. When Daisy goes to look for her, she doesn’t find her nanny but instead the body of another woman dressed in a nanny’s uniform.

Meanwhile, Belinda and the cousins spot Mrs. Gilpin chasing after yet another nanny. Intrigued, they trail the two through the vast Crystal Palace and into the park. After briefly losing sight of their quarry, they stumble across Mrs. Gilpin lying unconscious in a small lake inhabited by huge concrete dinosaurs.

When she comes to, Mrs. Gilpin can’t remember what happened after leaving the twins in the nurserymaid’s care. Daisy’s husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the murdered nanny. Worried about her children’s own injured nanny, Daisy is determined to help. First she has to discover the identity of the third nanny, the presumed murderer, and to do so, Daisy must uncover why the amnesic Mrs. Gilpin deserted her charges to follow the missing third nanny.

Review Quotes

“Bright and breezy…Fans of Dorothy L. Sayers’s gentleman sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, will find much to like.”

Publishers Weekly

“There’s also diversity here in the form of relatives from the West Indies and Daisy’s Indian friend, Sakari, an interesting touch for a book set in 1928. Daisy is only thirty, so expect more mysteries in this long-running and very popular series.”

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