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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
|1||Miss Hartwell's Dilemma||1988||Description / Buy|
|2||Two Corinthians||1989||Description / Buy|
Order of Black Sheep Trilogy Series
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|1||My Dearest Valentine||1991||Description / Buy|
|2||A Second Spring||1994||Description / Buy|
Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Series
|1||Cozy Case Files Volume 1||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Cozy Case Files Volume 2||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Cozy Case Files Volume 3||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Cozy Case Files Volume 4||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||Cozy Case Files Volume 5||2018||Description / Buy|
|6||Cozy Case Files Volume 6||2019||Description / Buy|
|7||Cozy Case Files Volume 7||2019||Description / Buy|
|8||Cozy Case Files Volume 8||2020||Description / Buy|
|9||Cozy Case Files Volume 9||2020||Description / Buy|
|10||Cozy Case Files Volume 10||2020||Description / Buy|
|11||Cozy Case Files Volume 11||2021||Description / Buy|
|12||Cozy Case Files Volume 12||2021||Description / Buy|
|13||Cozy Case Files Volume 13||2021||Description / Buy|
|14||Cozy Case Files Volume 14||2022||Description / Buy|
|15||Cozy Case Files Volume 15||2022||Description / Buy|
|16||Cozy Case Files Volume 16||2022||Description / Buy|
|17||Cozy Case Files Volume 17||2023||Description / Buy|
|18||Cozy Case Files, Volume 18||2023||Description / Buy|
Carola Dunn Anthologies
|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|
|6||Cozy Case Files Volume 5||2018||Description / Buy|
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.