Carola Dunn's Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 17) PDF

By Carola Dunn

ISBN-10: 0312598653

ISBN-13: 9780312598655

In 1925, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, her husband, Alec Fletcher (a Scotland backyard Detective) and their new dual little one young children inherit and circulate to a brand new, better condominium at the outskirts of London right, in a level of moderate disrepair (thanks to an elderly, now deceased, uncle). Set in a small circle of homes and a communal backyard, it kind of feels a close to idyllic atmosphere. that's until eventually a lifeless physique turns up half-hidden below the timber of the communal backyard, rumors of bootleggers, American gangsters, and a world liquor smuggling operation through black ships flip every thing the wrong way up. And it's as much as Daisy - good, Alec with a few aid from Daisy - to determine who the lifeless guy is, why he used to be murdered and who did him in!

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Her silken tresses were teased into glossy bangs and swept up into a regal coif sparkling with jewelled pins and fine gold chains. Diamonds flashed on her fingers, wrists and neck. Teardrop pearls dripped from her earlobes, and a diamond-studded silver mesh was pinned to the back of her hair, falling like a rain-dewed cobweb around her neck. Her ladies praised her beauty, but were forced to rub berry juice into her cheeks and lips, reminding her of a lamb being prepared for slaughter. The priests and nobles awaited her in the long, banner-hung throne room with a high roof and polished slate floor.

Fat, bearded Bardock, who smelt of wine and dogs. Old, widowed Grisson, thin and lecherous, who sucked at his food with a toothless mouth. The memory soured her stomach. All her hopes had rested upon the young, handsome King Torrian, the only one she had even considered, until she had found out that he was a rapist and woman beater. The unwholesome glint in his eyes had become obvious when she had been informed of his true nature. Her principal lady-in-waiting, Lady Royanne, had told her tearfully, clearly aware that she was dashing the young Queen's hopes for a happy marriage.

They were here to vie for her hand in marriage, and her extreme youth and beauty clearly pleased them. It was not her they wanted though, but to annex her rich kingdom for the duration of the marriage and profit from it. Her father's last words echoed in her mind as she was led towards the throne, hardly aware of the courtiers who bowed as she passed. The ceremony was a blur of droning speeches and tuneless hymns. She held the things that were placed in her hands, not caring what they were, and repeated the words that she was asked to, her mind still filled with the image of her father's gaunt, tired face.

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