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Mrs. Elizabeth E. Higgs "Red Maid" (Herts. england)
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Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder
by Catriona McPherson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.80

8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what a disappointment!, 2 Dec 2010
It is hard to believe that this book was written by the same woman who created the wonderful Dandy Gilver, with her dour husband, her fearsome maid and her reliable 'Watson'. I was waiting for this latest instalment with baited breath, but after just a few pages I felt that this was thrown together by an author too busy to bother to plan a plot, or to expand Dandy's life in Perthshire.

This book is written without her usual wit and charm, with pages of conversation which pad out the lack of anything happening; gone are the details of Dandy's wardrobe and her observations on married life, in fact everything which make the Dandy Gilver books such a delight. I recommend you give this one a miss.


A Darker Place
A Darker Place
by Laurie R. King
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.75

3.0 out of 5 stars a three star read., 26 Nov 2010
An unusual subject - the running of a 'sect' and the plotting of its downfall. Not a book I would read over again but enjoyable enough.


Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains (Dandy Gilver Murder Mystery 5)
Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains (Dandy Gilver Murder Mystery 5)
by Catriona McPherson
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific Dandy Gilver story, 8 Aug 2010
If only Ms McPherson could write these terrific books as quickly as I read them! Dandy Gilver is just wonderful - a witty and capable woman who you would really like know. The backdrop of the general strike is well researched and very well described, The author captures the mood of the 1920's so well and is generally delightful


Seventy-Seven Clocks: (Bryant & May Book 3)
Seventy-Seven Clocks: (Bryant & May Book 3)
by Christopher Fowler
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing mystery, 8 Aug 2010
No run of the mill resolution to this intriguing story. Good characterisation and an endearing pair of detectives. A cast of English eccentrics and


The Water Room: (Bryant & May Book 2)
The Water Room: (Bryant & May Book 2)
by Christopher Fowler
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another very 'different' crime story, 8 Aug 2010
Bryant and May are such an engaging pair of detectives, and the peculiar crimes which they investigate are intriguing. I enjoyed this book very much as the characters are so well drawn.


The Blood Dimmed Tide (Inspector Madden Series)
The Blood Dimmed Tide (Inspector Madden Series)
by Rennie Airth
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.16

5.0 out of 5 stars A trilogy of good stories, 8 Aug 2010
I love detective novels and it is always good to find an author I didn't know. I bought the trilogy on other reviewers recommendations and was not disappointed. Well written with well drawn characters and a good sense of tension.


Flip Video Ultra Camcorder 2nd Generation With 4GB Memory - Black
Flip Video Ultra Camcorder 2nd Generation With 4GB Memory - Black
Offered by Electro Vortex
Price: 229.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars great for grannies - when it works, 17 May 2010
I loved this because it was easy to use and took great pictures with a decent sound. However the first one failed on the second occasion I wanted to use it. I returned it (first class service from amazon) and received a replacement. This too failed on the second occasion I tried to use it so I have reluctantly returned it for a refund.


The Life of Birds [DVD] [1998]
The Life of Birds [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ David Attenborough
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: 13.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Attenborough masterpiece, 9 Feb 2010
I had of course seen this on TV so knew exactly what to expect. First class condition and service. Well pleased with another bargain from Amazon.


Hellboy (Director's Cut) [DVD] [2004] [2006]
Hellboy (Director's Cut) [DVD] [2004] [2006]
Dvd ~ Ron Perlman
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing film, 9 Feb 2010
I love this film - the cinematography is wonderful, the sets and CGI are terrific (but the sequel is even better). If you like a straightforward good v evil story with a decent script and great effects you can't do better that a Guillermo del Toro film and this 3 disc Director's cut was an absolute bargain. couldn't be more pleased.


Bury Her Deep (Dandy Gilver Mystery)
Bury Her Deep (Dandy Gilver Mystery)
by Catriona McPherson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars better than Miss Marple, 2 Oct 2009
I am a huge fan of this series of books. Dandy Gilver is a fantastic sleuth - fully aware of her own deficiencies and problems, but her relationships with her chum, Alec, her husband and sons and most of all her fierce ladiesmaid, Grant, make her unique amongst amateur lady detectives.

When she is invited by the vicar to investigate a series of attacks at a nearby village, she plunges in with her usual enthusiasm. This is a book for people who like a classic 'who done it' without sleaze or brutality, but with humour and wit.


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