Shortlisted for the Crime Writers (Association Ellis Peters Award, a 1920s upper-class whodunit featuring a captivating amateur sleuth. stylishly intriguing.' The Bookseller
A most enjoyable murder-mystery, with a new and appealing heroine. (Publishing News
McPherson's refreshing debut introduces the captivating Dandy Gilver... memorable supporting characters plus vivid descriptions enhance a compelling mystery (Publishers Weekly,
Perhaps the time has come for contemporary Scottish crime fiction to lighten up. Tartan noir has reigned unopposed for too long. Tartan tweed might give it a run for its dirty money. (Scottish Daily Mail
Dandy Gilver, her husband back from the War, and her children off at school is bored to a whimper in the spring of 1923 and a little light snooping seems like harmless fun. Before long, though, the puzzle of what really happened to the Duffy diamonds after the Armistice Ball has been swept aside by an unexpected death.