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by Carola Dunn

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical

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Sir John Frobisher wants his sister-
in-law, the honorable Daisy Dalrymple,
to handle a very tricky situation. He
is receiving threatening letters relating
to a small indiscretion he committed
a few years earlier during the WWI era. Daisy who has helped her fianci Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard on more than one occasionand knows how to be
discreetagrees to investigate. As
a bonus, she brings little Belinda, her soon-to-be stepdaughter, with her
when she goes to stay with Johnnie
and her sister Violet.

Daisy finds out that Johnnie is not
the only one who has received threatening missives. While she ponders who the blackmailer might be, a murder occurs. Scotland Yard, specifically Alec, is called in. Now Daisy has a double problem. She must continue to help her brother-in-law while she explains her involvement in the mysterious doings to a very angry Alec.

With its picturesque setting, eccentric characters and gentle sleuth, STYX AND STONES is your prototype English village mystery. Daisy is an enjoyable creation and readers will especially enjoy her interaction with Belinda. Dunns depiction of the changes occurring in the English social structure during the 20s
is also fascinating and enlightening. (Aug., 240 pp., $22.95)

Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg

Publisher: St. Martin's

Published: August 1999

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