Before Downton Abbey and the Crawleys, there was Daisy Dalrymple. Although Carola Dunn is a prolific writer, I have only recently discovered her mysteries. Death at Wentwater Court is the first in the Daisy Dalrymple series. There are a lot of characters in this novel and I did have trouble remembering who was who, but the story is both well written and enticing.
If you're having Downton Abbey withdrawals and want a peek into some 1920s aristocratic homes, pick up one of these mysteries.
From the cover:
As scream after scream shredded the peaceful morning. Daisy raced along the lakeside path towards the bridge. Stepping down cautiously from the bank onto the ice, she was under the stone arch before she saw what had stopped James and Fenella in their tracks. In the shadow of the bridge, the ice was shattered, and in the inky water floated a man, face down.