Styx and Stones
Carola Dunn

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Narrated By: Mia Chiaromonte

Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes

What to expect

Unflappable flapper and Town & Country scribe Daisy Dalrymple searches for a killer whose vicious pen matches a murderous heart in this delightful installment of Dunn's cozy mystery series.

In the 1920s, in post–World War I England, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, newly married to Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher, is asked by her brother-in-law to discreetly investigate a series of poisoned pen letters that many of the local villagers have been receiving. When the pompous and unbearable brother of the local vicar is killed by a very large rock, dropped on his head from a great height, it seems clear to all that this campaign of gossip has escalated to murder. With the help of her husband, who'd rather she not get involved, Daisy tries to uncover who wrote the letters and who that person has driven to murder before the killer strikes again.

Genre

Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Historical crime and mysteries, Crime and mystery fiction, Classic crime and mystery fiction, Crime and mystery: cosy mystery

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“With its picturesque setting, eccentric characters, and gentle sleuth, Styx and Stones is your prototype English village mystery. Daisy is an enjoyable creation, and readers will especially enjoy her interaction with Belinda. Dunn’s depiction of the changes occurring in the English social structure during the ’20s is also fascinating and enlightening.”

RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“Delightful…The upper-crust Daisy is an appealing heroine who always retains her respectability, even when encroaching on traditional male enclaves. While light in tone, her newest adventure, like the others in this series, offers enough tart wit to engage the seasoned mystery reader. And the novel is a feast for anglophiles.”

Publishers Weekly

“A pleasant historical.”