WOMEN IN HISTORY MONTH at Faith Hope & Cherrytea Daisy Dalrymple, embracing the working world of journalism,whilst born to privilege in pre-war England, is another addition to this series
of unique women from history.
Not to mention her foray into detecting mystery wherever she may be!
Welcoming Carola Dunn, Daisy’s creator…
MURDER ON THE FLYING SCOTSMAN[AUDIOBOOK]by CAROLA DUNN author and MIA CHIAROMONTE narrator
The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, book 4
Author: Carola Dunn
Narrator: Mia Chiaromonte
Length: 6.8 hrs • Unabridged Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Published: Dec 15 ℗ 2013
Fourth in the Daisy Dalrymple series set in post WWI England.
It’s 1923 as the story begins.
We find British heiress, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, bound for her nextjournalistic appointment for a Stately Homes article located in Scotland.Daisy has chosen to fend for herself as a Town & County journalist
rather than depend on her aristocratic family of birth. *Suffering the loss of both brother and fiancee`in the great war,Daisy’s budding romantic interest is a widower, Alec Fletcher, Detective Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard,whose precocious ten year old daughter, Belinda, is soon discoveredaboard The Flying Scotsman, the London – Edinburgh Express,Daisy has booked for her trip north. Daisy is
dismayed to discover that very daughter is running away from a tiff with her gran
via that very train and without forethought for either ticket or provision.Believing Daisy would take her to her father, Belinda is unaware they’re not travellinganywhere near her anticipated destination.Daisy’s acceptance of the inevitable responsibilities for Belinda’s care is barely settled whenan old school chum appears in the doorway of Daisy’s carand the mystery is set to get underway…*A huge cast of relatives to wade through whilst attempting to keep relational order,we’re introduced to each of them with their reasons for wanting to dissuade
their curmudgeonly family patriarch, Alistair McGowan, from leaving his fortune to his brother, Albert.Class distinctions, snobbishness, racial prejudice, and male predominant viewpoints
are de riguer.
Points well taken for the era.*Needless to say, a murder entails and its resolution unfolds with plentiful action, familial interaction, and enough red herrings to keep the reader’s – or in this case – listener’s, attention.Throw in a minute amount of romance and the story’s conclusion offers the hoped for satisfaction of any good read.*Narrator, Mia Chiaromonte, provides excellent personalization for a
formidable cast of characters.Whilst the book provides a family tree for reader’s assistance in following,no such resource is available for mp3 listeners.
Ms Chiaromonte is our sole source of differentiation.I have to commend her on well executed portrayals
from ten year old Belinda to the Indian Dr Jagai.*The reader’s pace makes for ease of comprehension and ability to follow.
Voice modulation is well practiced and adds to the interpretation of characters’ intended meaning in dialogue. No jarring spikes or drops,
Ms Chiaromonte provides a pleasant read indeed. No need for adjusting volume to avoid missing the story or fight fluctuations.*Blackstone Audio’s recording provides solid entertainment value.Technically smooth and without background interference, neither interruptions,I have come to expect their high quality of clarity and sound.Valuable features for any audiobook ‘reader’.*I look forward to Ms Dunn’s next Daisy Dalrymple Mystery #5,
DAMSEL IN DISTRESS,*
by Blackstone Audio Inc via Audiobook Jukebox and Downpour.com .My appreciation for an mp3 to ‘read’ and review without obligation.*