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Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses (Dandy Gilver 7) Hardcover – 5 Jul 2012

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (5 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444731858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444731859
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,102,287 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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This is a beguiling book whose 1920s setting, light tone, and beautifully developed main characters draw you ever deeper into the central puzzle, or perhaps puzzles, which take on an increasingly dark tone as the story progresses. The background is utterly convincing, and there is a considerable amount of pleasure in simply learning more about Scotland in the 1920s. Most important of all, however, is that this is a thoroughly enjoyable read whose whose twists and turns are genuinely intriguing. An absolutely outstanding murder mystery... (UndiscoveredScotland.co.uk)

1930s lady detective Dandy Gilver lands a sleuthing gig in a setting straight out of Enid Blyton. Cosier than a pair of WI-knitted mittens, 'Corpses' serves up murder most foul - and is also good for several giggles. (Time Out)

Dandy Gilver is: (-)

Brisk, baffled, heroic, kindly, scandalised and - above all- very funny. (Guardian)

A winning heroine (Independent)

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

Wonderful . . . a lesson to us all. (Scotsman)

A delightful heroine (My Weekly)

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The delightful new Dandy Gilver mystery.

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I enjoyed this as much as the earlier Dandy Gilver books, possibly more. It is, as usual, a barely-believable romp, but Dandy is such a convincing character - with Nanny’s severe upbringing continually conflicting with her wistful longings for silk clothes and bedroom fires - and the twists and turns of the plot are so page-turning that the unlikelihood of a school where the girls are better treated than the teachers and the head is raking in money by means only discovered in the last pages only adds to the fun.
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I loved it. I've loved them all. Good stories, intelligent writing, great characters.
If you're someone of great age, like myself, or a film buff, then think William Powell and Myrna Loyesque dialogue.
They will not change the world at large, they will not change your life. But they will brighten up your day.
Put the kettle on, dig out the shortbread, enjoy a well written yarn with more than it's fair share of humour (I admit, I'm sick and tired of hard boiled, flawed character types...you may gather them together and put them where the sun doesn't shine.)
Hooray for Dandy.
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I collect this authors books .She is a great writer .I would recommend these books especially if you like mysteries.
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I have all the books in this series and found this one as good as the others. I would recommend it.
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A great story set in an unusual context and thankfully eschewing one of the more obvious, current-fixations as the badness in the story. Nice texture and good details, with the usual rich feeling of being in Edwardian Scotland.
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