The Honorable Daisy Dalrymple earns her keep in the modern world of 1923 by working as a photo-journalist. Her new assignment is to photograph dinosaur remains at Londons Museum of Natural History. This also gives her a chance to spend more time with Belinda, the little girl who will one day be her stepdaughter.

When Daisy discovers the body of a museum employee whos been murdered, she starts her own investigation, much to the dismay of her police officer fianci.

Daisys noble birth opens doors, however, and she soon finds herself involved in a case that includes missing gems, displaced European nobility, and a shrewd killer who will strike again if necessary.

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 Daisys relationship with Belinda as well. (Jun., 256 pp., $22.95)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg