The official release date of the audio version of my 8th Daisy Dalrymple mystery was yesterday, though I heard at least a week ago from people who had already bought it!
Be that as it may, the Apatosaurus is back--scientists have even agreed to restore its old name, Brontosaurus, the name by which Daisy would have called it when she saw the vast skeleton at London's Natural History Museum.
But it was amidst the smashed bones of a Pareiasaurus skeleton that Daisy found the body of the most-disliked curator in the museum...
I had a lot of help with research from the Archivist at the museum. He answered all my questions, supplied a plan of the building, and could have told me the names of the cleaners who went in at night to polish the glass cases in Daisy's time, had I wanted them. He even gave me a tour of the areas closed to the public, the research rooms, the backstairs, and the basement.
Quite apart from the displays, it's a fascinating building, well worth a visit just for the architecture.
Daisy books now available in Audio:
Death at Wentwater Court,
The Winter Garden Mystery,
Requiem for a Mezzo,
Murder on the Flying Scotsman,
Damsel in Distress,
Dead in the Water,
Styx and Stones,
Rattle His Bones,
Mistletoe and Murder,
and Fall of a Philanderer.
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