Dandy Gilver & a Most Misleading Habit by Catriona McPherson

It is possible that you have heard of Dandy Gilver and her detecting missions set in the 1920s. Catriona McPherson who has hit on a rich vein of organisations that need investigating as dubious activities have resulted in murder. Her novels are historical fiction, and to her credit each place she writes about is thoroughly … More Dandy Gilver & a Most Misleading Habit by Catriona McPherson

Dandy Gilver &the Unpleasantness in the Ballroom – Catriona McPherson

Another day, another series depicting a woman detective in the late 1920s, early 1930s in Britain. Definitely Britain because this series of ten books about the cases of Dandy (Dandelion!) Gilver  often take place in Scotland. This book is the latest in the series in which a fairly bored aristocratic (if with an unusual upbringing … More Dandy Gilver &the Unpleasantness in the Ballroom – Catriona McPherson

Back from the far North (or further North anyway!)

I’m back from holiday! A fortnight in changeable, lovely, welcoming Orkney.  For a twenty five mile island, there are many books to be had. The Orcadian bookshop is definitely worth a look if you find yourself in Kirkwall ( perhaps an unlikely circumstance…) if only because they can order up any book in print with very little … More Back from the far North (or further North anyway!)

Murder Mystery Solved! (Before I read the last bit…)

After all the excitement of my 100th post and my very first guest reviewer,(thanks MHH!) it’s back to my weird selection of books. Easy to get hold of, but a strange selection of history (fiction and non fiction) general fiction (some of it literary) and a fair bit of murder (only fictional, don’t panic) and … More Murder Mystery Solved! (Before I read the last bit…)