Their relationship adds a lightly romantic touch to the series.
The plot seethes with complex relationships -- lovers kept apart by family, lovers who betray their spouses, spouses who put up with it and blame the artistic temperament. Almost all the characters are singers or musicians and their relatives.
The case is difficult to solve, and the solution is unexpected. The artistic types tend to fall into stereotypes to some extent, but they are a colorful bunch. These books are definitely light reading, but I'm enjoying the series very much. The atmosphere of England in the twenties with its shifting class lines and changing social values is always interesting.
I enjoyed the previous two books in this series and was confident I'd like this one too so I bought it for my Kindle to read on holiday. Three books in I know what to expect from a Daisy Dalrymple mystery - well drawn cast of characters, fairly basic murder mystery, nice period setting with a dash of romance and social comedy. Ok, so in this one I correctly spotted the murderer very early in the proceedings but that didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book.
As I said, this was the third book in the series I read but it was the first I read on a Kindle. It was the most appallingly edited book I have ever read. Was it proof read at all or was there some disaster in the formatting for Kindle?
Words that had to be split at the end of a line and there were far too many weren't hyphenated. Even more commonly nearly every page had words divided in two for no reason 'de cided' 'un dignified' and in the worst example 'a review' became 'are view' I had to reread the sentence to get the sense of that one. Throughout the book it was so constant that it became extremely irritating and distracted me from the action.
If there was a vast difference in price between hard copy books and ebooks customers might overlook the odd glitch though I think in this case it would be unacceptable even if it was being given away for free. As it is we pay enough that I think we are entitled to expect a well produced product where at least some rudimentary attention has been given to proof reading and editing.
It would appear the publishers of this ebook didn't give a damn. Good story but a very shoddy, substandard product.
There were many instances where I laughed out loud at Daisy and Alec's reactions and the things they said. I enjoyed this book immensely.
Unfortunately, Dunn took another dip with book three. Although the . Requiem for a Mezzo is my favourite of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries so far. I love the. Requiem for a Mezzo: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries) [ Carola Dunn] on Book 3 of 22 in the Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries Series.
Also glad Daisy is set to meet Belinda and Mrs. Fletcher at the end, although I would have liked to witness the tea party. The only disappointment was Daisy cutting her hair. One of the things I like about her is the fact she doesn't feel a need to follow the crowd. Perhaps, if she had cut her hair for her own reasons instead of being hounded into it by Lucy, I'd feel differently. This is a nice book, but the series seems to be getting too predictable.
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First, she has the chemistry with West, second, she has the dirty honey blond hair that would look so cute in the bob Daisy gets, as well as being an amazing actress. It's pretty obvious that they're going to end up getting married, but I'm enjoying the journey. Not very complex, just a nice little murder mystery. If other things are stressful, why not? Ms Dunn's writing is light and just a bit folksy -- you feel that these people could very well be your own friends and neighbors.