As a grey drizzle descends upon the damp errand boys and busy omnibuses of London, Daisy Dalrymple is feeling rather cheerful and excited to be showing her nephew and future stepdaughter the glories of Kensington s Natural History Museum.But as closing time draws near, Daisy and Co hear a tremendous crash and are horrified to discover one of the curators dead horribly murdered atop of a pile of dinosaur bones.Together with her fianc, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, Daisy is soon investigating a baffling case of missing gems, dispossessed European gentry, fakery and fossils and where professional grudges boil over into murder...
|Title||:||Rattle his Bones (A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery)|
|Publisher||:||C R Crime 16 September 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||107 Pages|
|File Size||:||998 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Rattle his Bones (A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery) Reviews
Being a devoted fan of "Daisy Dalrymple" I decided to read all published mysteries. However, this volume can be skipped any time. It is the most boring and lenghty story of many (so far read).....All in all, after wanting to enjoy another entertaining story, I started turning pages (unread) after about enduring one third of the book. My advise: Do not stop reading the DD mysteries, but DO skip this volume.
I very much enjoyed this book, which captures the atmosphere at the museum of natural history very nicely. I also liked the various scientist side characters.
Daisy's journalism projects have a way of putting her in the path of corpses. This time she's writing about London museums for an American Magazine. Although her ladylike education never included any science, she's doing her best to fathom paleontology, geology and mineralogy, interviewing the curators of the Natural History Museum.The body she finds in a pile of dinosaur bones is Dr. Pettigrew, the Keeper of Mineralogy and a man universally disliked. Dr. Pettigrew was arrogant and confrontational and rubbed everyone the wrong way.If you've been following the Daisy Dalrymple series, you can guess that Daisy will manage to combine the research for her article with her own personal investigation into the crime. You can also guess that her fiancé, Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard will be put in charge of the case and will do his best (unsuccessfully) to keep Daisy safely out of it. This is a stock situation in the series, and never grows old. Perhaps because Daisy is so good at getting people to talk, and Alec is so in love with her.Not only do we get a murder in this book, but also a brazen theft of gemstones from the mineralogy department. Finding out if these crimes related offers yet another investigative challenge.The year is 1923, and Carola Dunn does a good job of conveying the ambience of the era. Daisy indulges in the jazzy slang of the twenties. In scientific circles the skull of Piltdown Man is exciting controversy. Photography is still in an early and complicated stage of development (Daisy takes pictures for her articles). And occasionally we encounter a veteran of the Great War damaged by Mustard gas or minus limbs.Daisy's boldness at planning to marry outside her class adds interest to the plot, as always. Her relations with Alec's little daughter, who loves her, and his mother, who disapproves of her, are always good for a bit of relief from the pursuit of the murderer.Overall, this book is an excellent addition to the series: entertaining and satisfying.
Daisy is doing another museum piece for the American magazine and decides to also write a scientific companion piece making her a quite frequent visitor on friendly terms with the museum staff. When an obnoxious keeper is murdered on her watch Alec gets involved. Soon a jewel theft is discovered also while Daisy is on site. Interesting idea and look at dinosaurs in the early days of paleontology.
Book as described a d timelt delivery.
Arrived early and just as described.
Set in the 1920s this is pitch perfect in capturing the era and the mystery is excellently done. I love the series!