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A delightful Dandy Gilver mystery by Catriona McPherson, set in late 1920s Scotland. For fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie.
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. Catriona writes full-time and divides her time between southern Scotland and northern California.
This is a beguiling book whose 1920s setting, light tone, and beautifully developed main characters draw you ever deeper into the central puzzle, or perhaps puzzles, which take on an increasingly dark tone as the story progresses. The background is utterly convincing, and there is a considerable amount of pleasure in simply learning more about Scotland in the 1920s. Most important of all, however, is that this is a thoroughly enjoyable read whose whose twists and turns are genuinely intriguing. An absolutely outstanding murder mystery... - UndiscoveredScotland.co.uk on DANDY GILVER AND A BOTHERSOME NUMBER OF CORPSES1930s lady detective Dandy Gilver lands a sleuthing gig in a setting straight out of Enid Blyton. Cosier than a pair of WI-knitted mittens, Corpses serves up murder most foul - and is also good for several giggles. - Time Out on DANDY GILVER AND A BOTHERSOME NUMBER OF CORPSESDandy Gilver is: - -Brisk, baffled, heroic, kindly, scandalised and - above all - very funny. - GuardianA winning heroine. - IndependentThe most engaging and ingenious crime-cracker I've met in ages. - Scotland on SundayWonderful . . . a lesson to us all. - ScotsmanA delightful heroine. - My Weekly