Carola Dunn's Blog (8)

long time no see

I've got too involved with FaceBook and neglected crime! I had a new book out in September, the 18th Daisy Dalrymple mystery:

The 17th, Black Ship, came out in trade paperback the same day:

And Daisy reached England at last, with BLACK SHIP this month, preceded by the first three titles, with brand new covers:…


Added by Carola Dunn on October 17, 2009 at 7:54am — No Comments

Rumrunners on Trial

I've posted some fascinating accounts of the trials of rumrunners on Catherine Mambretti's blog:

Added by Carola Dunn on September 10, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

St Martin's blog

Black Ship will be out next week. I'm blogging this week on the St Martin's Press blog, Do drop in to say hi!

Added by Carola Dunn on August 26, 2008 at 10:01am — No Comments

Publishers Weekly Review

It's too hot to think today (90 degrees, and I wilt at 80), so I'm going to take the easy way and post Publishers Weekly's review of Black Ship (due in Sept):

Black Ship: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery Carola Dunn. St. Martin's Minotaur, $24.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-312-36307-9

At the start of Dunn's diverting 17th Daisy Dalrymple 1920s mystery (after 2007's The Bloody Tower), Daisy and her Scotland Yard detective husband, Alec Fletcher, have inherited a large house from Alec's… Continue

Added by Carola Dunn on July 18, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

"Modern Dress"

This is an article from the Manchester Guardian (as it was then) archives for 1926. I hope you find it as interesting and amusing as I do. The pic is from a different source.


Murial Harris

Friday July 16, 1926

It is often alleged that the new freedom of women - games, sport, enterprise of all kinds - is responsible for modern dress. No doubt this is true in… Continue

Added by Carola Dunn on July 5, 2008 at 11:18am — No Comments

Signings--From the sublime to the ridiculous

"Sublime" is a bit of an exaggeration. "Ridiculous" is not. I had two signings last month that were a study in contrasts.

The first was for the Eugene Symphony Guild. I was invited to be the speaker at one of their fund-raising dinners in a member's home. A couple of dozen people paid $30 apiece to hear me babble for an hour or so before they got their dinners. And 10 guild members dashed around producing and serving and clearing up the dinners. Apparently something went wrong with… Continue

Added by Carola Dunn on June 27, 2008 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

Next book cover

A reader sent me this cover from a website he found--I didn't even know the publisher had finalised it. Yes, you may well ask as he did, where's the ship? Go ask St Martin's art department. They did at least ask me what sort of dog Nana is and made her a small multicoloured mongrel as I described. Black Ship will be out in September. The story is concerned with the effects of American Prohibition in England, when Daisy's next-door neighbours get… Continue

Added by Carola Dunn on April 13, 2008 at 10:18am — No Comments

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