Killing Time Book Group

The Killing Time Book Group will discuss Superfluous Women by Carola Dunn (St. Martin’s, $16.99). In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher goes to visit three old school friends, all unmarried, who have recently bought a house together. They are a part of the generation of "superfluous women" brought up expecting marriage and a family, but left without any prospects after more than 700,000 British men were killed in the Great War. Daisy and her husband Alec Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, of Scotland Yard go for a Sunday lunch with Daisy's friends, where one of the women mentions a wine cellar below their house, which remains curiously locked. When Alex opens the door, what greets them is not a cache of wine, but the stench of a long-dead body. Daisy's three friends are the most obvious suspects in a murder and her husband Alec is a witness, so he can't officially take over the investigation. Before the local detective, Superintendent Underwood, can officially bring charges against her friends, Daisy is determined to use all her resources and skills to solve the mystery behind this perplexing locked-room crime.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9781250105752
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 27th, 2016