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Requiem for a Mezzo (edition 2001)

by Carola Dunn

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Title:Requiem for a Mezzo
Authors:Carola Dunn
Info:Robinson, Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:Your library, Kindle, Crime fiction, Read 2012, Historical Fiction
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The Honorable Daisy Dalrymple writes magazine articles for a living and for fun, pokes her nose into the cases of her friend, Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. In this, the third book of the series, the attraction between Daisy and Alec continues to deepen while they sort out their class differences. This book is ostensibly about the murder investigation of an unpleasant opera singer, but the mystery is so far from thrilling that only my affection for the main characters kept me reading. If you liked the first two books about Daisy, you might as well read this one, but don't expect too much.

I don't mean to damn it with faint praise--I enjoyed reading this, and the writing has a cozy charm all its own. But I realized as I wrote this review that a week after reading it, I couldn't really remember the plot and had, in fact, utterly forgotten who the murderer was. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Daisy is planning a relaxing evening out with Alec, not expecting that it's going to turn into a murder mystery with the victim being an unpleasant mezzo soprano who is coincidentally Daisy's neighbour. There's a lot of people with motive to kill her and things keep getting complicated with a lot of red herrings and some other unpleasant people to deal with.

It's not a bad read, didn't like it as much as the others in the series but it's fun reading and she does get the period feel well, she reads like a lot of the authors of that era that I've read before. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Oct 15, 2015 |
Frothy fun. ( )
  Condorena | Apr 2, 2013 |
When Daisy receives a concert invitation from her neighbor and asks Alex to join her, she once again finds her embroiled a case. At the concert, the soprano sips her drink and collapses. The authorities immediately recognize that she was poisoned, but was it really cyanide or something else? ( )
  4leschats | Feb 26, 2013 |
One of the earlier books, Daisy and Alex are growing close indeed. Once again, she becomes enmeshed in a murder case. She invited Alex to a concert and the mezzo soprano died in the middle of the performance.
The mystery is solvable, perhaps too easily? But the story is enjoyable. I like the setting and the characters, and the narrator reads the story well. ( )
  MrsLee | Jan 9, 2013 |
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When the soprano singing the lead role in Verdi's Requiem drops dead of cyanide poisoning during the performance, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple joins Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Alex Fletcher in searching for the killer among a multitude of possible suspects.

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Set in post-World War One Chelsea, this third title in the Daisy Dalrymple series recreates the bohemian London of the day. The story follows Daisy's relationship with a number of temperamental artists, one of whom is a cunning killer.

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