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To Davey Jones Below is a Daisy Dalrymple mystery set in 1923. Daisy and her new husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, have had their honeymoon Shanghaied. An American millionaire has arranged to use the consulting services of Fletcher in Washington D.C. for several weeks and the newlyweds are now honeymooning on the transatlantic cruise, along with the Americanâ€™s family and friends.
But the crossing is marred by seasickness and mishaps â€“ people keep falling off the ship. Or, as one witness described it, being pushed. With DCI Fletcher below decks in agony, Daisy takes over the investigation requested by the captain. Daisy needs to discover which of their sailing companions has a hidden agenda without causing a panic amongst the passengers.
This the eighth book in the Daisy Dalrymple series, but it is the first book that I have read by Dunn and I enjoyed the book. The characters are appealing, the shipboard setting alternates between being romantic and frightening, and the historical details add interest to the story. And if I seem to be damming this book with faint praise, that isnâ€™t my intention. This book is of the type that is the staple of the cozy readerâ€™s diet. It is interesting without being heavy, a fast read, and a welcome respite from some of the more ponderous books I have been reading lately.
Favorite character? Fletcher, who doesnâ€™t patronize his detecting wife too much. Did I guess it? Yes. Will I read another? Yes. How nice to find a new author that I enjoy with a long series â€“ I now have lots of Daisy Dalrympleâ€™s adventures to look forward to.
Mystery Book Reviews by Liz at http://reviewedbyliz.com Â©2007