Rattle His Bones
Carola Dunn

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Narrated By: Lucy Rayner

Duration: 8 hours and 2 minutes

What to expect

The eighth installment in this cozy mystery series features Daisy Dalrymple at the Museum of Natural History, a place of fascination—and murder

In the summer of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple makes what should be an uneventful research trip to the Museum of Natural History quite an eventful day—with her nephew Derek and her soon-to-be stepdaughter Belinda in tow. But as she interviews the various curators for her article on the museums of London, she soon discovers that the Museum of Natural History is a hothouse of professional rivalry and jealousy. Much resentment exists, particularly between Dr. Smith Woodward, the keeper of geology, responsible for the fossil collection, and Dr. Pettigrew, the keeper of mineralogy, responsible for the museum’s fabulous gem collection.

On a later trip, as closing time nears, Daisy hears two voices followed by a tremendous crash and rushes into the next hall to discover Dr. Pettigrew dead—murdered amidst a pile of dinosaur bones.

Daisy’s fiancé, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, is assigned to investigate and together they must unravel a most baffling case of missing gems, dispossessed European royalty, professional rivalry, and a murder most foul.

Genre

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

Listen to a sample

“The period sense remains vivid, the characterizations are excellent, and the mysteries are, if anything, more perplexing than ever.”

Oregonian

“Reading like an Agatha Christie thriller, Rattle His Bones is a charming look at life shortly after the first world war. Readers will delight not only in the mystery but in Daisy’s relationship with Belinda as well.”

RT Book Reviews

“The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple brings her usual style and flair to this eighth installment, set in 1920s London, in Dunn’s engagingly entertaining series…Dunn’s witty prose shines in this lighthearted whodunit.”