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Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

Dandy Gilver (Volume 2)

Catriona McPherson

Minotaur Books

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"Guaranteed to appeal to those who never got over the death of Dorothy L. Sayers."

--Financial Times (UK)



Aristocratic and delightfully witty amateur sleuth Dandy Gilver was greeted with boisterous cheers from readers and reviewers alike in Catriona McPherson's previous outing, Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains, which The Boston Globe named one of the best crime novels of 2011. In this new book in this charming and funny series, Dandy is caught between two feuding families who run rival department stores.

Dandy's services are needed when the heiress to one of the stores goes missing. As Dandy starts to unravel long-hidden family secrets, she begins to discover disturbing connections, and it's not long before danger abounds.

"With witty dialogue and low-key humor, McPherson's series is a great choice for Jacqueline Winspear, Carola Dunn, and Amy Patricia Meade fans. A strong traditional offering with sly humor, a love of dogs, and not too much violence. A real contender for the Agathas!"(Library Journal, starred review), Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder is one mystery not to be missed.

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Whatever I was expecting when I decided to take a turn around Dunfermline - I was early for my appointment and it was a particularly pleasant day - it was not this air of jubilance....

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Praise for Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

“Agatha Christie meets Upstairs, Downstairs.” —Publishers Weekly on the Dandy Gilver mysteries

“A dandy series from a Scottish-born author; wit, humor, clues, and red herrings abound.” —The Boston Globe on the Dandy Gilver mysteries

“Dandy Gilver is an enthralling heroine; part Dorothy Parker, part Miss Marple, utterly engaging. [Catriona] can send chills up your spine and provoke a fit of the giggles in the space of a few short pages. Absolutely wonderful. A real treat.” —Kirsty Scott, author of Mother’s Day, on the Dandy Gilver mysteries

“Absolutely everything I wanted it to be – a bit. P.G. Wodehouse, a little Patricia Wentworth, a lot Maisie Dobbs… Read this: if you liked Gosford Park, Upstairs, Downstairs, Downton Abbey, Jacqueline Winspear or P.G. Wodehouse. Perfect for cold winter weather.” —The Picky Girl blog on the Dandy Gilver mysteries

“Charming. Clever. Hilarious. Ingenious. Adorable. McPherson brilliantly embraces the Golden Age of mystery with this inventive, original, and utterly irresistible series. Dandy Gilver is a treasure.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity-winning author of The Other Woman, on the Dandy Gilver mysteries

“Dandy Gilver is an enchanting and enterprising sleuth.” —Carola Dunn, author of the Daisy Dalrymple and Cornish mysteries, on the Dandy Gilver mysteries

“Not since Maisie Dobbs first surfaced has there been a pluckier or more winning heroine.” —Charles Finch, author of The Fleet Street Murders, on the Dandy Gilver mysteries

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Read the Kirkus Review of DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR A MURDER . An upper-class sleuth finds herself entangled in a family feud. - Kirkus Reviews

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