Die Laughing

Die Laughing

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Confronting her darkest fears by making a dental appointment, the honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is alarmed to discover that her dentist has died in his office, an event she is reluctant to believe was accidental.

McMillan Palgrave
One morning in April 1924, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher finds herself in a most unenviable position. Despite her best attempts to elude the inevitable, she must face her darkest fears and with all strength and courage she can muster, must confront the one person she has tried hardest to avoid - the dentist. But upon arriving for her appointment, she finds the waiting room deserted and adjoining examination room locked with no hint of either Dr. Talmadge or his nurse. Thinking to leave quietly, Daisy's retreat is halted by the return of the nurse and, with the help of Mrs. Talmadge, the two begin searching for the inexplicably absent doctor. Exhausting all other possibilities, they resort to looking once again in the surgery where they find him stilling in his dentist's chair with the nitrous mask strapped to his face, the tank of nitrous turned on full, a smile on his face and stone, cold dead.

While the circumstances of his death are out of the ordinary, there's no reason to suspect that it was anything other than a tragic, if inevitable, accident of a careless dope fiend. At least to everyone but Daisy herself. Sure that there is something more than happenstance and an accident involved in the dentist's untimely death, Daisy is determined to uncover the truth behind a case of what she is certain is murder most foul.


Blackwell North Amer
One morning in April 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher finds herself in a most unenviable position. Despite her best attempts to elude the inevitable, she must face her darkest fears and, with all the strength and courage she can muster, confront the one person she has tried hardest to avoid - the dentist. But upon arriving for her appointment, she finds the waiting room deserted and the adjoining examination room locked with no sign of either Mr. Talmadge or his nurse. Thinking to leave quietly, Daisy is halted by the return of Nurse Hensted and, with the help of Mrs. Talmadge, the two begin searching for the inexplicably absent dentist. Upon exhausting all other possibilities, they look once again in the surgery where they find Mr. Talmadge in his dentist's chair with the nitrous mask strapped to his face. The tank of nitrous is turned on full, there's a smile on the dentist's face, and he's stone-cold dead.
While the circumstances of his death are out of the ordinary, there's no reason to suspect that it was anything other than a tragic, if inevitable, accident of a careless dope fiend. At least that's how it seems to everyone but Daisy. Sure that there is something more than happenstance and an accident involved in the dentist's untimely death, Daisy is determined to uncover the truth behind a case of what she is certain is murder most foul.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312309138
0312309139
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 22 cm

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Dec 16, 2016

(Book 12 in the Daisy Dalrymple series)

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