Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder
By Catriona McPherson
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9781250007377, 304pp.)
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
“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.
CATRIONA MCPHERSON was born near Edinburgh, where she received her Ph.D. She now lives in Davis, California, with her husband and two cats.
Praise for the Dandy Gilver mysteries
“Agatha Christie meets Upstairs, Downstairs.”
"Agatha Christie lives!…You'll love this book."
"Witty, humorous, and a thoroughly good read."
“A dandy series from a Scottish-born author; wit, humor, clues, and red herrings abound.”
--The Boston Globe
“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
“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
"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
"Dandy Gilver is an enchanting and enterprising sleuth.”
--Carola Dunn, author of the Daisy Dalrymple and Cornish mysteries
"Not since Maisie Dobbs first surfaced has there been a pluckier or more winning heroine.”
--Charles Finch, author of The Fleet Street Murders