Daisy Dalrymple is back for her 13th novel, A Mourning Wedding by Carola Dunn, just released on audio. Daisy travels to the manor house of the Lord of Haverhill, the grandfather of Lucy Fotheringay, Daisy’s closest friend and former roommate, who is marrying her longtime sweetheart Lord Gerald Bincombe. Then the next morning Daisy is awakened by the screaming of a maid, who has just discovered the strangled body of Lady Eva, Lucy’s great-aunt who is known for her collection of dirt on all her family and other nobility. Distrustful of the abrasive local officer, Lucy’s grandfather convinces Scotland Yard to send in Alec, Daisy’s husband, who was scheduled to arrive soon as a guest for the wedding that now would not take place this weekend. Or maybe it won’t take place at all, since Lucy has let her wedding jitters get to her and now wants to call the whole thing off.
This is just the beginning of the wild weekend, as two more people get attacked. The murder of Lady Eva seems to make sense because of her blackmailing, but why would someone attack the others? Despite being pregnant, Daisy still gets involved in the case and ultimately provides the solution to the case.
This book is enjoyable but a little complex, especially for listening to. There are so many characters with intertwined relationships that the print version of the book has a diagram of the characters. The plot, however, was interesting, and the conclusion creative.
The audio version of this book is performed by Lucy Rainer, who makes the book enjoyable to listen to.
A Mourning Wedding may not be one of the strongest of the Daisy Dalrymple books, but it is still highly enjoyable. The characters are fun and the story creative. I give this book four stars.
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