Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Blood-Stains by Catriona McPherson
Post date: Jan 29, 2014 11:18:34 AM
Lucy says that this book is part of a series, but can be read as a standalone.
Welcome to Edinburgh, 1926. Dandy Gilver, a wealthy and witty aristocrat (and sometimes amateur sleuth) receives a letter from Lollie Balfour, who insists that her husband of five years is having her followed and that her mail is being steamed open.
The only way for Dandy to help is by pretending to apply for a job as a lady’s maid in Lollie’s house. Dandy gets a crash course from her own maid and arrives at 31 Heriot Row, ready to put all of her detection skills to good use. Why does Mr Balfour want to get rid of his wife? What is more, can Dandy stay in disguise long enough to evade the villains?
A charming and witty sleuth, Dandy Gilver will appeal to mystery lovers who enjoy authors such as Dorothy L. Sayers, Barbara Pym and Dorothy Parker.
Recommended by Lucy