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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: C & R Crime (30 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845295927
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845295929
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.6 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Catriona McPherson was born in the village of Queensferry in south-east Scotland in 1965 and educated at Edinburgh University. She left with a PhD in Linguistics and spent a few years as a university lecturer before beginning to write fiction. The first Dandy Gilver novel was short-listed for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2005 and the second was long-listed for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award 2007. Catriona writes full-time and divides her time between southern Scotland and northern California.

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Most engaging and ingenious crime-cracker I've met in ages.. (Scotland on Sunday)

Dandy is alikeable creation, and McPherson a winning writer. (The Herald)

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It is summer of 1923, and as the village of Queensferry prepares for the annual Ferry Fair and the walk of the Burry Man, feelings are running high. With his pagan greenery, his lucky pennies and the nips of whisky he is treated to wherever he goes, the Burry Man has much to offend stricter souls like the minister or temperance pamphleteer.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bookhead on 17 Jan. 2009
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Witty, clever plot, characters that come to life. Good evocation of the language of the day without jarring on the 21st century reader. Dandy is such a busy body inthe nicest possible way. She manages to exploit the cultural differences of Scots and English with absolutely no agenda.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dawlish Dilbert on 27 April 2012
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I am a great fan of books of this type, and this vintage of crime fiction. There seem to be so many (Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, Daisy Dalrymple by Carola Dunn, Frances Brody) etc.

However, although I've now read two of this series, I find them very difficult to digest and read. In the Burry Man's day, I was completely put out by an early reference where one character suggested that Dundee was just over the Tay from Queensferry. Given that Queensferry is on the Forth, and any ferries from there to Dundee would have to go around the lump of land called the Kingdom of Fife....... So I was convinced that this comment was a fatal error by the speaker, revealing his guilt! Of course it wasn't - it was just a mistake in the book!

Despite that, I still found the books very hard to read. Something about the phrasing and storyline.

Sorry - but I'll be sticking with the Amazing Maisie Dobbs and Wonderful Daisy Dalrymple/Fletcher from now on!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lindy-lou on 3 Aug. 2011
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I read this book following a recommendation by a friend. I thoroughly enjoyed it and in turn I would recommend it. This is a gentle read, a step back in time to another era. It probably helped that I lived in South Queensferry for several years and so know the area well, recognised the various locations mentioned in the book and have seen the "Burry Man" many times. I think that the book is very well written, the author's powers of description are excellent and in contrast to modern crime/mystery novels the language is gentle rather than offensive. The book contains humour and there is a twist at the end which I did not expect. I would think that is is perhaps more of a woman's book than the sort of book a man would choose to read as it ambles rather than races but it is definitely a good read and I will definitely buy another book by Catriona McPherson.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Country quine on 13 Jun. 2009
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I loved this book -you'll find yourself reading in a posh voice! A good story, some really funny lines, great characters and a jolly good read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Coxon on 28 Sept. 2008
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Dandy Gilver the heroine of the series is wonderful, quite well rounded and as human as the rest of us. Her household provide an entertaining backdrop to the mystery solving, and the society of the time seems to come alive. Would recommend
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Format: Hardcover
The plot was gripping, with unexpected twists and turns and carried along by a cast of fascinating characters- some eccentric, some disturbing, some frightened and some just plain mysterious. Once again, the First World War provides the backdrop of a society scarred by the past but trying to build a future for its younger generation. Nothing must stop this close knit Scottish community coming together for a traditional celebration with a history preceding the horror of the Great War. Despite the themes of loss and mourning, the story also made me smile many times- particularly at the antics of the reluctant lady of the manor and the neighbourhood children.
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Still struggling with the character of the 'detective' in this convoluted tale, not to mention the rest of the dramatist personae. She is not someone with whom I can easily empathise and the basic premise of the murder and its setting is just bizarre. I would not be tempted to delve into number 3 in the series if/when it is published.
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By Martha on 16 Jun. 2014
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A little slow to start with but gathered pace once it got going becoming a novel not easy to put down.
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