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Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

Catriona McPherson, No Author Listed

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Dandy Gilver, Scotland, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries

The delightful new Dandy Gilver mystery.

Friday 3rd June, 1927.

'Careful what you wish for, lest it come true is my new motto, and here is why. I was summoned to Dunfermline, that old grey town, in the matter of a missing heiress.

She had flounced off in a sulk over forbidden love and I, suspecting elopement, was loath to take the job of scouring guesthouses to find the little madam and her paramour.

Before I could wriggle out of it, though, there was a murder in the mix - or was it suicide? I had hardly begun to decide when it happened again. Then I was sacked. Actually sacked! By two separate people, and both dismissals in writing. And that s not even the worst of it, darling: matters here are careering downwards much in the style of a runaway train.

Please hurry or who knows where it might end,
Dandy xx

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Praise for Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

  • The period features are done with aplomb, the dialogue shines with Golden Age wit, and McPherson's heroine is warm and sharp as well as ingenious at solving the mysteries she is presented with. - Scotland on Sunday on DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR A MURDER

  • A subtle detonation of the cosy genre... an acute sense of period, sharp observation of the mores of the day (both above and below stairs), a nicely-judged infusion of humour and a winning heroine. - Independent on DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS

  • Guaranteed to appeal to those who have never got over the death of Dorothy L Sayers . . . McPherson has an ear for mellifluous language ... The story bristles with clues, and the resolution.. is unguessable. - Financial Times on DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS

  • Dan Brown meets Barbara Pym . . . Dandy is brisk, baffled, heroic, kindly, scandalised and - above all - very funny - Guardian

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Catriona McPherson

Catriona McPherson was born in the village of Queensferry in south-east Scotland and left Edinburgh University with a PhD in Linguistics. Her historical fiction has been short-listed for the CWA Ellis Peters award and long-listed for Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year, as well as winning two Agathas, two Macavitys, and four Leftys in the USA. Catriona lives most of the year in northern California, spends summers in Scotland, and writes full time in both.

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