Dolly and the Doctor Bird MOBI ↠ Dolly and eBook

Dolly and the Doctor Bird➵ [Reading] ➷ Dolly and the Doctor Bird By Dorothy Dunnett ➪ – Varanus.us Dr B McRannoch is in the Bahamas with her father who has moved there from Scotland because of asthma She is a savvy and tough young lady who shows much independence of mind and spirit However, when Si Dr B McRannoch the Doctor eBook ✓ is in the Bahamas with her father who has moved there from Scotland because of asthma She is a savvy and tough young lady who shows much independence of mind and spirit However, when Sir Bart Edgecombe, a British agent who has been poisoned with arsenic falls ill on his way back from New York, she becomes involved in a series of events beyond her wildest imagination Drawn into an espionage plot where there are multiple suspects and characters, it is only Dolly and eBook à the inevitable presence of Johnson Johnson that saves the day As with all of the Johnson series, nothing is quite as straightforward as it at first seems, and there are many complicating factors to grip the reader as well as the added bonus of another exotic locationAlso know as Operation Nassau Match for a Murderer.

Dolly and the Doctor Bird MOBI ↠ Dolly and  eBook
    Have Kindle books into an espionage plot where there are multiple suspects and characters, it is only Dolly and eBook à the inevitable presence of Johnson Johnson that saves the day As with all of the Johnson series, nothing is quite as straightforward as it at first seems, and there are many complicating factors to grip the reader as well as the added bonus of another exotic locationAlso know as Operation Nassau Match for a Murderer."/>
  • Paperback
  • 362 pages
  • Dolly and the Doctor Bird
  • Dorothy Dunnett
  • 13 June 2019
  • 0394711637

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    Have Kindle books into an espionage plot where there are multiple suspects and characters, it is only Dolly and eBook à the inevitable presence of Johnson Johnson that saves the day As with all of the Johnson series, nothing is quite as straightforward as it at first seems, and there are many complicating factors to grip the reader as well as the added bonus of another exotic locationAlso know as Operation Nassau Match for a Murderer."/>
  1. says:

    As a literate member of society you are not, I take it, familiar with skin diving, rum punches, calypso night clubs, surfing, dancing, gambling and lying oiled in the sun That some people do so indulge, many of them failed medical students, is fortunate for the Bahamians, who have no no taxes, a warm climate and small scope or aptitude for intensive cultivation and industry Doctor B Douglas MacRanoch, M.B is not in Nassau in order to indulge in these tempting pastimes She s in the Bahamas aAs a literate member of society you are not, I take it, familiar with skin diving, rum punches, calypso night clubs, surfing, dancing, gambling and lying oiled in the sun That some people do so indulge, many of them failed medical students, is fortunate for the Bahamians, who have no no taxes, a warm climate and small scope or aptitude for intensive cultivation and industry Doctor B Douglas MacRanoch, M.B is not in Nassau in order to indulge in these tempting pastimes She s in the Bahamas against her wishes, here to keep an eye on her elderly father whose allergies made it difficult for him to remain in Scotland and take care of his clan and his castle Dr B as in Beltanno is the heiress to the extensive MacRanoch clan, and her father is willing to pay good money to somebody willing to marry her and take her off his hands She is only interested in two things though medical research and golfing, and they leave little spare time for parties or for romanceTo slide the driver out of your bag and stand facing the first of eighteen beautiful fairways, your feet planted apart and the wind in your hair what satisfaction is there like it in Scotland, with the sandy ground under your spikes, and the sea roaring there on the shingle and the cold trying in vain to penetrate your woollen stockings, your tweed skirt and pullover The arrival in the Bahamas of the yacht Dolly , captained by a little aggravating gentleman wearing bifocals and going by the improbable name of Johnson Johnson, is about to throw Dr B s well order life into a tailspin Why am I lying under this palm tree, watching a banana bird It all starts with a routine trip to neighboring Miami where she is required to give first aid to a diplomat complaining of stomach ache that looks suspiciously like an arsenic poisoning Her troubles escalates from here to blackmail, arson, mugging in dark alleys, gun fights in the middle of the night, espionage, wiretapping, speedboat chases and finally view spoiler a golf match to decide who will win the hand of the fair maiden in marriage hide spoilerEver seen a doctor bird, doctor bird Frequently, I said They re a damn nuisance, aren t they said Johnson Beltanno and Johnson Johnson play a great game of advance and retreat, cross and double cross, with witty repartees and murderous looksYou bloody little cold bellied stinkpotterreminiscent of the best classic Hollywood screwball comedies Yet Johnson is not the only gentleman taking an interest in the stern doctor A Turkish ballet dancer, an American architect, a British petty officer and a Japanese businessman are also chasing after this doctor bird, and she would be interested, if only she could determine which one of them is a genuine suitor and which one a deranged criminal This is my third episode in the Dolly series, after one featuring an opera singer in Scotland and one with a haute cuisine chef in Ibiza I was saving it on my reader for a long and boring airplane trip and it filled the time wonderfully as I crossed the Atlantic recently I believe Dorothy Dunnett had a lot of fun writing this romantic crime caper comedy and the entertainment value made me pass over the improbable plot twists and shady motivations of the actors.I plan to continue with the exploits of Johnson Johnson in other exotic locations and with other alluring feminine leads


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    Operation Nassau starts promisingly, with a main character who is observant and very good in a crisis A woman who has chosen to place her medical career above all else though driven there to a degree by her eccentric father, who wants her to get married and give his clan heirs , she is perhaps a little over inclined to use exact medical terms, but she worked well as a person.Unfortunately, the point of this novel is to teach Dr McRannoch that she is wrong to be this way.This series has always Operation Nassau starts promisingly, with a main character who is observant and very good in a crisis A woman who has chosen to place her medical career above all else though driven there to a degree by her eccentric father, who wants her to get married and give his clan heirs , she is perhaps a little over inclined to use exact medical terms, but she worked well as a person.Unfortunately, the point of this novel is to teach Dr McRannoch that she is wrong to be this way.This series has always been a trifle rapey all three of the female main characters I ve read so far have had to deal with people trying to have sex with them forcible passes The first two deal with this casually, as a kind of occupational hazard of being female Dr McRannoch brings to mind a line from a different detective series, where one woman says of another What she needs is a good rape.The tee total career minded doctor, in other words, needs to learn to dress better, drink , and appreciate among others a man who spikes her drink, hides under her bed, and ties her up all because he knows she won t let him kiss her in other circumstances.So, yeahthis wasn t my idea of a fun story Especially since view spoiler the observant, good in a crisis woman ends up being a total patsy to the espionage story, with a couple of TSTL moments, and where practically everyone except her knows what s really going on And, of course, by the end of the book she s resigned from her job and is contemplating marriage hide spoiler.I ll give this series another shot, because the prior two didn t stray into quite so offensive areas, but I strongly recommend readers to stay away from this one Additional note some dated racist terminology, though not strictly racist attitudes


  3. says:

    After the vivacious, frothy Sarah Cassells, Dr B Douglas MacRannoch was a bit hard to get used to She s extremely stern, dry, antisocial and judgmental, like Dr Temperance Brennan of the television show Bones, but without all the whimsy However, we can t all be Sarahs, and I stuck with it Dr MacRannoch becomes embroiled in several attempted poisonings and gets whisked off to various Bahamanian islands for a series of adventures and some serious personal development Beltanno as her first After the vivacious, frothy Sarah Cassells, Dr B Douglas MacRannoch was a bit hard to get used to She s extremely stern, dry, antisocial and judgmental, like Dr Temperance Brennan of the television show Bones, but without all the whimsy However, we can t all be Sarahs, and I stuck with it Dr MacRannoch becomes embroiled in several attempted poisonings and gets whisked off to various Bahamanian islands for a series of adventures and some serious personal development Beltanno as her first name is eventually revealed to be finds herself in a whirlwind of murder attempts, international espionage, and, as if that weren t enough, an involuntary personal makeover.I m not always a fan of the Pygmalion plot of a woman discovering who she is by getting a new haircut and wearingrevealing clothes However, as testament to the fact that Dunnett can do anything, she makes this an appealing and reasonable development Her slow thawing is done exceptionally well, beginning with peeks of wit and emotion until Beltanno is revealed to be a fully realized human being with a sense of humor even as well as a woman It s a heck of a story, and takes place in an exotically beautiful location, with a cast of characters including socialites, diplomats, Japanese golfers, and Turkish dancers It s so interesting to see the way Johnson Johnson interacts with each of the heroines, and especially interesting in this case Very, very fun to read, and Dunnett always keeps you guessing right up until the end


  4. says:

    Also titled Dolly and the Doctor Bird Enjoyed reading this again Noticed how dated it was swinging sixties I m guessing Enjoyed Dunnett s complicated plotting and humor Found it helpful to read on my Kindle this time awround, where I could get some of the complex vocabulary words defined for me on the fly That helped Although for her plays on words and portmanteauisms, not so much Reading Dunnett is always a challenge and good for brain exercise Time for a re read of this series I think Also titled Dolly and the Doctor Bird Enjoyed reading this again Noticed how dated it was swinging sixties I m guessing Enjoyed Dunnett s complicated plotting and humor Found it helpful to read on my Kindle this time awround, where I could get some of the complex vocabulary words defined for me on the fly That helped Although for her plays on words and portmanteauisms, not so much Reading Dunnett is always a challenge and good for brain exercise Time for a re read of this series I think


  5. says:

    I m starting to re read Dorothy Dunnett s Dolly and series Dunnett has such a distinct style, and if you like that sharp, witty, literature referencing style, the Dolly series will be exactly your cup of tea Somewhat mysterious hero Johnson Johnson, world renowned painter and also spy , strong women, and lots of action The Doctor Bird is Beltanno Douglas MacRannoch, only child of the head of the MacRannoch clan, and a woman trying to chart her own destiny in the middle of madness One I m starting to re read Dorothy Dunnett s Dolly and series Dunnett has such a distinct style, and if you like that sharp, witty, literature referencing style, the Dolly series will be exactly your cup of tea Somewhat mysterious hero Johnson Johnson, world renowned painter and also spy , strong women, and lots of action The Doctor Bird is Beltanno Douglas MacRannoch, only child of the head of the MacRannoch clan, and a woman trying to chart her own destiny in the middle of madness One word of warning the book was written in the early 70s and so some of the s, language and geo political set ups clearly reflect those times Still, quite a fun read


  6. says:

    Dorothy Dunnett has long been a favorite writer of mine, but I ve never really gotten into her Johnson Johnson mysteries, probably because so many of the British mystery protagonists seem like wimps to me I tell myself that Ms Dunnett does this on purpose with Johnson Johnson, but it doesn t really make me like him any better On the other hand, I really liked the first person perspective from the doctor, a character who starts off as a brilliant female in a world where men predominate, a role Dorothy Dunnett has long been a favorite writer of mine, but I ve never really gotten into her Johnson Johnson mysteries, probably because so many of the British mystery protagonists seem like wimps to me I tell myself that Ms Dunnett does this on purpose with Johnson Johnson, but it doesn t really make me like him any better On the other hand, I really liked the first person perspective from the doctor, a character who starts off as a brilliant female in a world where men predominate, a role that would be difficult to write if the author were not also brilliant It comes across better than most so called genius characters It sthan coming up with frequent esoteric facts It s a way of looking at life, and I think Ms Dunnett does an excellent job of portraying that Unfortunately, B Douglas slowly evolves into Beltanno, probably abalanced individual but definitely not as interesting I loved her descriptions of her father, had wildly swinging reactions to the Begum and Krishtof Bey, and was most disappointed in the ending By that I don t mean the resolution of the mystery, which I had pretty much figured out by then, but by Beltanno s leaving the medical field and joining the ranks of the rich and frivolous Too bad


  7. says:

    It took some time to warm up to Dr B McRannoch the female lead in this novel about families and murder Still enjoying the character of Johnson Johnson, this was mainly a romance with the murder mystery coming in a distinct second and really only a focus in the majority of the novel because it caused the doctor difficulties in deciding who to sleep with as she wasn t sure who was the murderer.An okay entry in the Johnson Johnson series, but not one to begin with.


  8. says:

    One of my favorite Johnson Johnson mysteries The protagonist is a strict, iron bound woman doctor in a time when woman doctors weren t nearly as common as they are now she is also the heiress to a Scottish laird Picking up the pieces after a poisoning with international implications doesn t suit her, but it s her clear duty Dunnett uses Dr MacRannoch s personality for very funny, intellectual, deadpan humor A delicious reread.Other title DOLLY AND THE DOCTOR BIRD.


  9. says:

    I really enjoy everything Dorothy Dunnett has written She s written a couple of series of many long books, which are very involving, but her stand alone mysteries are a great place to start A signature aspect of her writing is that you get to a place in the book and find that the ground is shifting under you a new angle forces you to reinterpret what you ve already learned Lots of fun.


  10. says:

    skimmed

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