Dandy Gilver and a Spot of Toil and Trouble
by Catriona McPherson
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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An agreeable Dandy Gilver mystery mystery defined in the 1930s in ScotlandFor fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha ChristieA delicate and exhilarating mystery with a stamp of PGWodehouse-ian feelNavigation in castles, and family quarrels, Dandy Gilver also has to deal with a grivoises staged by Shakespeare’s Macbeth.I liked the sense of humour, the wonderful use of language.satisfactory on many levelsVaseem Khan, author of Inspector Chopra-Scotland’s Unexpected Legacy, 1934Aristocratic private detective Dandy Gilver arrives at Bewer Castle in mid-summer to solve the mysterious entanglements of man’s disappearance, the loss of a ruby and a family of the curse.The most recent Bewer of the family’s most recent wheezing breath of keeping the wolf from the door is turning the castle dungeon in a theaterWhile a funny bunch of Macbeth rehearsal players, the Bewers prepare a course, their loyal servants set up a tea room, and the guest wings fill with rich American ladies looking forMeanwhile, Dandy and his sidekick Alec Osborne begin to unravel the many secrets of the Bewers and find that despite witches, murders and ghosts on stage, it’s behind the darkest scenes, acts are done”.The perfect book for those who love the bygoneworld charm of Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh and Agatha ChristieCatriona McPherson is a talented writer as talented as she is versatile.Dandy Gilver tackles a Golden Age of the Puzzle Era with his usual poise when Scottish play offers a Shakespeare twist piece to a mystery with many classic ingredients.Martin Edwards’ Dandy Gilver is a fabulous character.a cross between Nancy Drew and the Australian crime cracker Miss Fisher.She’s both relentless and brilliant.Amazon Examiner
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