To Davy Jones Below (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 9)

By Carola Dunn

In past due 1923 the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland backyard take an ocean voyage to the US for his or her honeymoon. followed by way of Daisy's early life pal Phillip Petrie, his spouse, Gloria, and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb P. Arbuckle, Daisy and Alec are waiting for a delightful, uneventful journey. yet on the final minute they're joined by means of Arbuckle's new good friend, Yorkshire millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new spouse, Wanda, a showgirl whom all yet Gotobed are confident is a gold digger of the worst sort.

Then, having slightly lifted anchor, the sea liner is beset through a sequence of suspicious injuries and deaths. With harsh climate and tough seas placing many-including Alec-out of fee because of seasickness, it quickly falls to Daisy to determine what connection there will be among the probably unrelated incidents. confident that there's a assassin aboard send, Daisy needs to unmask the wrongdoer or culprits prior to an individual else-especially herself-falls sufferer.

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He laughed heartily. “Phillip’s your man,” stated Arbuckle. “Aye, o’ direction, the technical wizard. simply the lad we'd like. ” Daisy went over to Alec whereas the introductions have been played, yet she saw the contributors. Phillip was once, as ever, the courteous English gentleman. Gloria, often outgoing within the American demeanour, was once reserved. Arbuckle seemed on with the impassivity of a very good butler. Phillip got here to hitch Alec and Daisy on the desk. “Have to make the easiest of a foul job,” he acknowledged in a low voice, dealing successfully with the champagne’s cord headdress.

Dr. Amboyne won’t let you know any diverse, sir, and that’s the reality. He was once up all evening with a sufferer, and also you won’t trap me waking him, no longer for sea-sickness. ” The passenger began to argue. Daisy slipped out with a farewell wave, puzzling over no matter if she may perhaps coax Alec to consume a few dry toast and move up on deck. possibly he’d be prepared to offer pass over Oliphant’s treatments an opportunity, too. She might try out after lunch, she made up our minds, otherwise she may possibly locate herself lacking the meal to proportion his spartan rations.

The others joined within the dialog, with Gloria often utilized to because the fount of all wisdom. Daisy requested omit Oliphant what her plans have been. The witch, by way of a small legacy, meant to journey small cities within the long-settled jap states, the place she was hoping to discover those that remembered outdated natural treatments. “Then, if my cash stretch so far,” she acknowledged, “I shall stopover at Indian reservations to benefit what i will approximately local drugs. Witch hazel is an instance, generic now, in fact.

It’s now not a lot however it provides up, and it is a hugely aggressive company. ” “At any rate,” Alec acknowledged impatiently, “this Welford is as most probably as someone aboard in an effort to inform me anything of Pertwee. ” “Yes, sir, although he did look lovely chummy with the younger American, Mr. Riddman. i assume there’s no damage pointing out it because the fellow’s useless: I had a few suspicion that Pertwee can be one of many specialist, none too scrupulous gamblers we occasionally get aboard. My employees spotted him taking part in poker with Riddman within the Smoking Room the 1st evening out and getting in and out of Riddman’s top quality cabin given that.

Why? ” “Because Welford used to be an affiliate of Curtis Pertwee, and Pertwee used to be an admirer of yours. ” “Oh. Oh convinced. i believe that was once the identify of the bloke who used to be with Curt … Mr. Pertwee whilst he got here as much as me the opposite day. ” “You have been conversant in Pertwee prior to he approached you on board the Talavera. ” Alec made it an announcement, no longer a query. “I … certain, he was once on the level door occasionally, after a functionality. in the end, that’s why they name them ‘stage-door Johnnies. ’” “I dare say he introduced you flora, took you out to dinner from time to time?

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