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Publisher: Kensington Books
Release Date: March
ISBN: 0758201680
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Historical Mystery
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Robyn Glazer

Rattle His Bones
Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, No 8
Carola Dunn

     Although Daisy Dalrymple's family is well off, she won't allow herself to mooch off anyone. Daisy writes articles to make money and that is what brings her to the Natural History Museum. After meeting the people and learning many facts about the items in the museum, Daisy assumes that everything worked out well with this writing assignment. Unfortunately, that assumption comes back to haunt her when she finds the murdered body of the Keeper of Mineralogy. Having been involved in mysteries in the past, Daisy puts her oft-used skill to work. Her fiancée Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher might not be happy about her interfering, but Daisy's input is usually invaluable. Now if she can only stay alive until this case is solved.

     Rattle His Bones is the first time that I have read about Daisy and it was a wholly enjoyable experience. Her cleverness and the way she approaches everything is a breath of fresh air. I especially liked the children in this novel. Not once did they annoy me and they were just the right amount of precious. What makes this book more than just a fun read is the way Dunn is able to transport me back in time to the time she is writing about. Her details are wonderful and never slow the story down. Rattle His Bones was a fine book to start with.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Death at Wentwater Court, 1
The Winter Garden Mystery, 2
Requiem For A Mezzo, 3
Murder on the Flying Scotsman, 4
Damsel in Distress, 5
Dead In The Water, 6
Styx and Stones, 7
Rattle His Bones, 8 [review 1] [review 2]
To Davy Jones Below, 9
The Case of the Murdered Muckraker, 10
Mistletoe and Murder, 11
Die Laughing, 12
A Mourning Wedding, 13
Fall of a Philanderer, 14
Gunpowder Plot, 15
The Black Ship, 17
Sheer Folly, 18
Anthem For Doomed Youth, 19
Gone West, 20

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