FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ashland, Or. October 1, 2006
Carola Dunn, Author of the Daisy Dalrymple Series
Carola Dunn, bestselling mystery and romance writer, will speak and sign Thursday October 12, 2006 7pm at the Ashland Public Library and on Friday October 13, 2006 at 6pm at Barnes and Noble in Medford.
Dunn's latest book is Gunpowder Plot, in
which a pregnant Daisy enjoys the 1924 Guy Fawkes Day celebration at the
estate of an old chum. The festivities are interrupted by a series of
dead bodies. Harriet Klausner says, "The Gunpowder Plot is a
wonderful historical English mystery that fans of the intrepid Daisy
will fully enjoy as she investigates while refusing to allow her
delicate condition to get in her way. Interwoven little tidbits bring to
life the era like Daisy informing Gwen she plans to learn to drive, a
rarity for females in 1924 (but then again this is not the "Victorian
Dark Ages"). The whodunit is fun but as always with this series it is
the cast especially the heroine who makes the novels a Dunn deal to read
as soon as possible for delighted loyal fans."
Dunn writes from personal experience as she is English. Born in London, she grew up in the little Buckinghamshire village of Jordans. At boarding school she failed history -- which, she says, “Has proved no detriment to a career in writing historical fiction” --and went on to study languages at Manchester University. She traveled widely and experimented with a variety of professions, from building construction to writing definitions for a dictionary of science and technology, before writing her first book, a Regency romance, in 1979.
Twenty five years later, Carola Dunn’s Regency romances number more than 30, have been translated into a dozen languages and are now being reissued as e-books and in large print. Not content with success in one genre, she wrote the first Daisy mystery in 1993. Fourteen Daisy Dalrymple mysteries are now in print, with a new book eagerly awaited by her fans every year. You can visit her website at www.geocities.com/CarolaDunn/.
The mystery author event series is produced by the Ashland Mystery Readers Group and sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and Keller Williams Realty of Southern Oregon. For more information call 541-552-0743 or visit the group’s website www.booksandoldlace.com/mysteries/