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Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

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Friday 3rd June, 1927 Dear Alec, ‘Careful what you wish for, lest it come true’ is my new motto, and here is why. I was summoned to Dunfermline, that old grey town, in the matter of a missing heiress. She had flounced off in a sulk over forbidden love and I, suspecting elopement, was loath to take the job of scouring guesthouses to find the the little madam and her paramour. Before I could wriggle out of it, though, there was a murder in the mix - or was it suicide? I had hardly begun to decide when it happened again. Then I was sacked. Actually sacked! By two separate people, and both dismissals in writing. And that’s not even the worst of it, darling: matters here are careering downwards much in the style of a runaway train. Please hurry – or who knows where it might end, Dandy xx

From Publishers Weekly

19 March 2012 – McPherson’s sixth cozy set in 1920s Scotland markedly improves on its predecessor, 2011’s Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains. When Mirren Aitken, a department store heiress, goes missing, Mirren’s mother asks well-to-do sleuth Dandy to track her down. Aitkens’ Emporium (“Tailors, Mantle Makers, Silk Merchants, Domestic Bazaar”) is in bitter competition with another store in the town of Dunfermline, House of Hepburn (“Hosiers, Glovers, Clothiers and Milliners”). The Aitkens fear that Mirren has eloped with Dugald Hepburn, a scion of the rival family. Before long, Dandy must tackle a related homicide, only to become a suspect herself. Dorothy Sayers’s fans will find many aspects of Harriet Vane in Dandy, who really comes into her own in this installment. The strong plot offers a truly baffling traditional murder mystery, which bodes well for future books in the series.
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder
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  • Category: Crime & Thrillers
  • Published: 09 December 2010
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
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