Photo by Terri Dunn.
Saturday April 15th at 5:00 PM Carola Dunn will give a presentation on two of her most recent entertaining mysteries, Superfluous Women and Buried in the Country.
Superfluous Women is part of the Daisy Dalrymple series. Daisy comes from aristocracy, though she is a modern woman who made a career as a journalist and married a Scotland Yard detective, Alec Fletcher, she can still do the frosty upper class look if it is useful to her purposes. The series is set in the 1920s and full of interesting mysteries spiced with witty repartee. In this latest in the series, Daisy has been under the weather; she and Alec have gone on a bit of vacation to the country as sort of a rest cure. While there, they join a school friend of Daisy’s, Willie Chandler, for Sunday luncheon. Willie has purchased a house with her two flat mates in the Thames Valley where Daisy and Alec are staying. A generation of young men died in WWI, closing off the possibility of marriage for many women. During the meal, Willie discloses that they have been unable to open the wine cellar with their key; Alec does the manly thing and gets the door open only to find more than wine cooling, there is a dead body. The local police focus on the women who live in the house as the obvious prime suspects leaving Daisy to solve the murder and save her friend.
Buried in the Country is set in the 1960s. Eleanor Trewyn is a widowed retiree who spends time walking in the countryside with her dog. Eleanor moved to Cornwall after the death of her husband and a life spent traveling the globe for an international charity. Sir Edward Bellowe calls her back into the game to help with a dicey meeting between future leaders of Rhodesia. As the delicate meeting is being kept secret, Eleanor’s niece, Detective Sargent Megan Pencarrow is pulled off of looking for a missing person and assigned as security. Suspicious characters are spotted, chases across moors ensue, and the two women have much to do in order to keep the diplomatic mission from being jeopardized. The Cornish countryside is used beautifully in this series.
Author events are free and include refreshments and drawings for door prizes. Sign up to attend by calling 541-593-2525, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music.