By Carola Dunn
The inimitable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her husband Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher appear to get a reprieve from their sleuthing tasks after they are invited to the marriage in their buddy, Lucy Fotheringay.
Lucy's grandfather is webhosting the rite at his attractive property and so it supplies to be a customary affair with hordes of gossipy aunts and different colourful yet no longer unavoidably friendly relations. Daisy meets these kinds of characters and observes the consequent familial fraternization with a undeniable type of fun nonchalance. that's, till Lucy's nice aunt is located strangled to loss of life in her mattress. Lucy, meanwhile, has prepared to satisfy her betrothed within the conservatory, but if she arrives she reveals him attempting to revive her uncle, who has died-or has he been murdered? And similar to commonly celebratory get together turns suspicious. Now Daisy needs to sift via a throng of relatives-aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents- as soon as marriage ceremony site visitors and now homicide suspects. and he or she needs to locate the killer speedy earlier than one other loved one turns into a corpse.
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