A new house

Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple, #17) - Carola Dunn

and new problems.


This follows the usual Daisy Dalrymple trope, Daisy does something and she finds a body, only this time it's the maid and the dog who find the body (which leads to a few entertaining moments with Daisy telling people it wasn't her, honest and their not believing her.. She has to admit that she has form.


There's a return visit from Agent Lambert, prohibition era illegal exports of alcohol and a bevy of new neighbours that Daisy has to get to know.  There are also some reflections of the Irish War of Independence which would have been pretty fresh in people's minds - a later book is set in 1926 and the Irish War of Independence finished up in about 1922, and their are questions about one of the characters being an IRA sympathiser, which they weren't and Daisy does point this out regularly.


It's interesting to see Daisy and Alex settle into a different life and deal with some wealth.  I'm looking forward to seeing how this will change their lives, lets hope the gift horse doesn't bite any harder.