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Dandy Gilver and the Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson
  

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Between age-old traditions and brand-new horrors, Dandy must think the unthinkable to solve her grisliest case yet.....

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. It is 1929, and the latest instalment in the adventures of long-suffering wife and mother turned irrepressible sleuth Dandy Gilver, sees the Gilver family head en masse to the restorative haven of the Laidlaw Hydropathic Hotel to recover from a host of ailments including bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy. The mysterious death of an apparently healthy lady from Edinburgh captures Dandy’s attention, while ghostly shapes in the Turkish bath, tales of haunting spirits from the nearby Gallow Hill, and the tensions and rivalries within the Laidlaw family ensure a diverting stay all round, in this entertaining, high-spirited and accomplished murder mystery.
~ The Good Book Guide

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Dandy Gilver and the Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson

On the rain-drenched, wave-lashed, wind-battered Banffshire coast, tiny fishing villages perch on ledges which would make a seagull think twice and crumbly mansions cling to crumblier cliff tops while, out in the bay, the herring drifters brave the storms to catch their silver darlings. It's nowhere for a child of gentle Northamptonshire to spend Christmas. But when odd things start to turn up in barrels of fish - with a strong whiff of murder most foul - that's exactly where Dandy Gilver finds herself. Enlisted to investigate, she and her trusty cohort Alec Osborne are soon swept up in the fisherfolk's wedding season as well as the mystery.

About the Author

Catriona McPherson

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.

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Publication date

17th July 2014

Author

Catriona McPherson

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
320 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Historical mysteries

ISBN

9781444785517

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