Carola Dunn Books

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Carola Dunn is an English author that writes romance novels. Though, she has also written cozy mysteries. Carola was born in 1946. Even though her father was Jewish, he wasn’t religious. Additionally, her parents separated when she was six. As such, she never adopted Judaism from him.

Order of Miss Hartwell's Dilemma Series

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1 Miss Hartwell's Dilemma 1988 Description / Buy
2 Two Corinthians 1989 Description / Buy

Order of Black Sheep Trilogy Series

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1 Black Sheep's Daughter 1989 Description / Buy
2 Lady in the Briars 1990 Description / Buy
3 Polly and the Prince 1991 Description / Buy

Order of Miss Larkin/Valiant Hearts Trilogy Series

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1 A Lord for Miss Larkin 1991 Description / Buy
2 The Road to Gretna 1992 Description / Buy
3 Thea's Marquis 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Rothschild Trilogy Series

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1 Miss Jacobson's Journey 1992 Description / Buy
2 Lord Roworth's Reward 1994 Description / Buy
3 Captain Ingram's Inheritance 1994 Description / Buy

Order of Daisy Dalrymple Series

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1 Death at Wentwater Court 1994 Description / Buy
2 The Winter Garden Mystery 1995 Description / Buy
3 Requiem for a Mezzo 1996 Description / Buy
4 Murder on the Flying Scotsman 1996 Description / Buy
5 Damsel in Distress 1997 Description / Buy
6 Dead in the Water 1998 Description / Buy
7 Styx and Stones 1999 Description / Buy
8 Rattle His Bones 2000 Description / Buy
9 To Davy Jones Below 2001 Description / Buy
10 The Case of the Murdered Muckraker 2002 Description / Buy
11 Mistletoe and Murder 2002 Description / Buy
12 Die Laughing 2003 Description / Buy
13 A Mourning Wedding 2004 Description / Buy
14 Fall of a Philanderer 2005 Description / Buy
15 Gunpowder Plot 2006 Description / Buy
16 The Bloody Tower 2007 Description / Buy
17 Black Ship 2008 Description / Buy
18 Sheer Folly 2009 Description / Buy
19 Anthem for Doomed Youth 2011 Description / Buy
20 Gone West 2012 Description / Buy
21 Heirs of the Body 2013 Description / Buy
22 Superfluous Women 2015 Description / Buy
23 The Corpse at the Crystal Palace 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Cornish Mystery Series

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1 Manna from Hades 2009 Description / Buy
2 A Colourful Death 2010 Description / Buy
3 Valley of the Shadow 2012 Description / Buy
4 Buried in the Country 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Carola Dunn Standalone Novels

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1 Toblethorpe Manor 1981 Description / Buy
2 Lavender Lady 1983 Description / Buy
3 Angel 1984 Description / Buy
4 The Miser's Sister 1984 Description / Buy
5 Lord Iverbrook's Heir 1986 Description / Buy
6 The Man in the Green Coat 1987 Description / Buy
7 Smugglers' Summer 1989 Description / Buy
8 A Susceptible Gentleman 1990 Description / Buy
9 A Poor Relation 1990 Description / Buy
10 Byron's Child 1991 Description / Buy
11 The Fortune-Hunters 1991 Description / Buy
12 The Frog Earl 1992 Description / Buy
13 My Lord Winter 1992 Description / Buy
14 Ginnie Come Lately 1993 Description / Buy
15 The Lady and the Rake 1995 Description / Buy
16 Scandal's Daughter 1996 Description / Buy
17 A Christmas Courtship 1996 Description / Buy
18 The Babe and the Baron 1997 Description / Buy
19 Mayhem and Miranda 1997 Description / Buy
20 The Improper Governess 1998 Description / Buy
21 Crossed Quills 1998 Description / Buy
22 Christmas in the Country 2010 Description / Buy
23 The Magic of Love 2010 Description / Buy
24 The Tudor Secret 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Carola Dunn Short Story Collections

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1 My Dearest Valentine 1991 Description / Buy
2 A Second Spring 1994 Description / Buy

Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Series

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1 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 1 2017 Description / Buy
2 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 2 2017 Description / Buy
3 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 3 2017 Description / Buy
4 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 4 2018 Description / Buy
5 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 5 2018 Description / Buy
6 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 6 2019 Description / Buy
7 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 7 2019 Description / Buy
8 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 8 (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
9 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 9 2020 Description / Buy
10 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 10 2020 Description / Buy
11 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 11 2021 Description / Buy
12 A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 12 2021 Description / Buy
13 Cozy Case Files, Volume 16: A Cozy Mystery Sampler 2022 Description / Buy

Carola Dunn Anthologies

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1 All Hallows' Eve 1992 Description / Buy
2 A Bride's Bouquet 1997 Description / Buy
3 My Darling Valentine 1999 Description / Buy
4 Snowflake Kittens 1999 Description / Buy
5 Wonderful and Wicked 2000 Description / Buy
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Instead, she went to a Quaker school because her mother was a Quaker. The author attended the University of Manchester. After graduating, she moved to Michigan, where she lived with her father and stepmother. Once she had saved enough money, she traveled to Australia.

Carola met her future husband in Hawaii. She married him once they returned to the mainland, but their marriage did not last. Carola’s publishing journey had an interesting start. She wrote her husband’s world history class essays, scoring the engineer four As.

The achievement showed him that Carola had the skill to write a book, and he told her as much. She did not listen, not at the start. Because the family kept moving, the author was always taking and abandoning temp jobs. When they finally settled down, her husband told her to get a full-time job.

He hoped that Carola would eventually carve out a career for herself. The author was appalled by the suggestion. Rather than surrendering to her husband’s idea, the author did something radical.

She picked a notebook, sat down, and wrote her first Regency romance novel. She selected the genre because she was intimately familiar with Georgette Heyer’s books, so much so that she could predict the developments in the story before they happened. She had read enough Regency Romance novels to write her own.

Carola took comfort in the fact that so many of the books she read were terrible, and yet the authors who wrote them had secured publishing deals. She could do better.

Admittedly, she wasn’t entirely confident in her ability to write a full-length novel. She was even less confident in her ability to sell the book once it was finished. However, to her amazement, of the six editors that saw her completed manuscript, two of them made offers.

Carola took the offers as a sign that she should write more books. She proceeded to do just that. She has written romance novels set in various historical eras.

Switching between different periods is not easy because the culture and traditions transform drastically. The author has to research the place of women in each century to determine how their roles have changed. She has to walk a fine line between showing the prejudices of the ancient past and endorsing them.

Carola knows that she cannot delete the problematic attitudes of previous centuries from her stories. But she tries to invent situations that enable her protagonists to reject some of the classist and racist mindsets they encounter.

Best Carola Dunn Books

The author credits Jane Austen for sparking her interest in the Regency period. Carola’s best books include:

Death at Wentwater Court: Daisy Dalrymple was an anomaly. The woman was wealthy, yet she had chosen to work as a simple journalist in 1923 Britain. Daisy was right at home in Wentwater Court.

Sprawling estates did not intimidate her. But Lord Stephen Astwick had perished. The fledgling journalist’s interview had suddenly become a murder mystery.

Daisy was not ready to dismiss Lord Stephen’s fate as an accident. But if she wanted to find the culprit, she had to collaborate with Scotland Yard.

The Winter Garden Mystery: Daisy is a plucky reporter in 1923. She has a simple assignment. A magazine wants her to photograph and then provide a write-up of Occles Halls. But Daisy’s mission has taken an unexpected turn.

Her adventure began when she saw a dead rosebush. Daisy made the mistake of commenting on it. It was dug up, revealing a dead body. The remains belonged to a housemaid. Everyone thought she had eloped with a salesman, but someone had killed her. More disturbing was the fact that she was pregnant.

Daisy wanted to help. Everyone thought the young Welsh gardener had committed the murder but the journalist was far from convinced. So, she called Alec. Once again, they must join forces to bring a killer to justice.

Sparks are still flying between the pair. They obviously care for one another, even though they are hesitant to admit it.

When Does The Next Carola Dunn book come out?

Carola Dunn doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Corpse at the Crystal Palace and was released on August, 27th 2019. It is the newest book in the Daisy Dalrymple Series.

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