Mistletoe and Murder (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 11) by Carola Dunn

By Carola Dunn

In December 1923, the bold Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple has determined that for Christmas the kin will all assemble at Brockdene in Cornwall on the invitation of Lord Westmoor. Her daughter - Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher - is anything lower than happy yet yields to the calls for of her mom, in particular as she'll be there ahead of the vacations engaged on one other article for city and nation in regards to the property itself. however the kin collecting fast is going awry. Brockdene, it kind of feels, is barely occupied via the Norvilles - negative relatives of Lord Westmoor - and Westmoor himself won't be becoming a member of them. So Daisy, her husband Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland backyard, and their relations needs to spend their Christmas vacation trapped in an ancestral property with a wealthy background of lore, ghost tales, rumors of hidden treasure and mystery passageways with a family members seething with resentments, grudges and a faintly scandalous history.

The veneer of civility that pervades the halls of Brockdene, despite the fact that, starts off to put on skinny while long-held kin secrets and techniques threaten to bubble over, and one of many Christmas visitors if came upon savagely murdered. With few clues as to who devoted the homicide and with too many factors as to why, it's once more as much as Daisy to deal with the fact that lies underneath a iteration of toxic secrets and techniques.

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