of unique women from history.
Not to mention her foray into detecting mystery wherever she may be!
Welcoming Carola Dunn, Daisy's creator...
It is the spring of 1923 and the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple is on her way to a stately home in Scotland to research her next article for Town and Country. On board the Flying Scotsman, the famous London-to-Edinburgh train, Daisy meets an old schoolfellow, Anne Bretton. Anne, along with all of her relatives, is en route to visit the deathbed of the family scion and notorious miser, Alistair McGowan. As it currently stands, Alistair’s will leaves the entire family fortune to his brother Albert, and the rest of the family is rushing to his side, each hoping to convince him to change his will in their favor.
Daisy, meanwhile, has her hands full taking care of Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher’s young daughter Belinda, who ran away from home and stowed away aboard the train. She barely has time to take notice of the intricate family feud taking place all around her—that is, until Albert McGowan is found murdered on the train and Daisy is surrounded by an entire family of suspects. © 1997, 2010 by Carola Dunn - Downpour.com
Author Bio : Carola Dunn is the author of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries, the Cornish mysteries, and over thirty Regencies. Born and raised in England, she now lives in Eugene, Oregon. Ms. Dunn has a son in California who has just made her a grandmother, and a large black dog named Willow who takes her for a walk by the Willamette River each morning.
Narrator bio: Mia Chiaromonte is a Southern California native with a BA in theater from the University of California, San Diego. She has worked extensively as an actor, singer, and audiobook narrator, and her voice has been heard across the country on various radio commercials for clients including BMW and Time Warner Cable. She currently lives in southern Oregon .
It's 1923 as the story begins.
We find British heiress, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, bound for her next
rather than depend on her aristocratic family of birth.
dismayed to discover that very daughter is running away from a tiff with her gran
via that very train and without forethought for either ticket or provision.
their curmudgeonly family patriarch, Alistair McGowan,
are de riguer.
Points well taken for the era.
formidable cast of characters.
Ms Chiaromonte is our sole source of differentiation.
from ten year old Belinda to the Indian Dr Jagai.
Voice modulation is well practiced and adds to the interpretation of characters'
Ms Chiaromonte provides a pleasant read indeed.
DAMSEL IN DISTRESS,