Set in 1930s Scotland and brimming with eccentric characters and incisive humour, The Turning Tide is Catriona McPherson's best Dandy Gilver mystery yet.
'McPherson's wit has been compared to that of PG Wodehouse or Nancy Mitford, and her finely researched and choreographed narratives to the work of Agatha Christie . . . an absolute delight . . . these are the perfect reads for a night by the fire.' Scotsman
Aristocratic private detective Dandy Gilver sets out to solve the strange case of the Cramond ferrywoman on an island between Edinburgh and Fife.
Everything I adore. - Red on A STEP SO GRAVE
An absolute must for anyone who likes cosy historical mysteries. - Crime Review on A STEP SO GRAVE
A deliriously fun tale, flawlessly written. - Saga on A STEP SO GRAVE
The 1930s setting is skilfully evoked and there are shades of Agatha Christie in the plotting. - Choice on A STEP SO GRAVE
Catriona McPherson was born in the village of Queensferry in south-east Scotland in 1965 and educated at Edinburgh University. She left with a PhD in Linguistics and spent a few years as a university lecturer before beginning to write fiction. The first Dandy Gilver novel was short-listed for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2005 and the second was long-listed for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award 2007. In 2012 DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS was nominated for a Historical Macavity Award. Catriona writes full-time and divides her time between southern Scotland and northern California.