- Save 10% on selected children’s books, compliments of Amazon Family Promotion exclusive for Prime members .
The Burry Man's Day (Dandy Gilver Murder Mystery 2) Paperback – 30 Aug 2007
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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)
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.See all Product description
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
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!
Then this one day, this one year, the Burry Man dies!
Dandy Gilver, on a visit to an old school friend, can't help getting involved. She was there when the Burry Man - off-duty, as it were - died. Too many questions need answers, the inquest is too neat. Everything is too ... sorted. With feelings running high about temperance in a "whiskey" town, differing religious convictions, family ties and feuds, nothing will be easy.
So why did the Burry Man die?
An excellent second book in the series, McPherson has ticked all the boxes - believable characters, funny moments, a puzzle being intriguing by not being clear, moral questions, excellent setting, scotch and excitement.