Mistletoe and Murder: Audiobook Advent, Day Sixteen
Who doesn’t love a good murder mystery at Christmas? We’ve picked a great one for Day 16 of this audiobook advent calendar…
Mistletoe and Murder is a festive part of Carola Dunn’s Daisy Dalrympe series. Set in the 1920s, they feature the Honourable Daisy Dalrympe. She is a freelance writer, but also gets involved in murder investigations. Her husband, Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, does his best to stop her, but without much success!
For Mistletoe and Murder seething resentments, well-kept family secrets, and a savage murder set the stage for Christmas in Cornwall.
In December 1923, the formidable Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple has decided that for Christmas the family will all gather at Brockdene in Cornwall. Her daughter—Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher—is somewhat less than pleased but yields to the demands of her mother. She’ll be there anyway just before the holidays working on another article for Town and Country about the estate itself.
But the family gathering quickly goes awry.
Brockdene, it seems, is only occupied by the Norvilles—poor relations of Lord Westmoor—and Westmoor himself won’t be joining them. So Daisy, her husband, and their family must spend their Christmas holiday trapped in an ancestral estate with a rich history of lore, ghost stories, and rumors of hidden treasure and secret passageways with a family seething with resentments, grudges, and a faintly scandalous history.
The veneer of civility that pervades the halls of Brockdene begins to wear thin. Long-held family secrets threaten to bubble over and one of the Christmas guests is found savagely murdered. With few clues as to who committed the murder, and with too many motives as to why, it is once again up to Daisy to sort out the truth that lies beneath a generation of poisonous secrets.
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