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The Winter Ground by Catriona McPherson
Hodder & Stoughton Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780340935347
Date: 16 October 2008 List Price £19.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Peripherally genre and certainly more likely to be found in the crime section of your book store, I am nevertheless delighted to have received a copy of The Winter Ground, the latest Dandy Gilver mystery - I'm a sucker for circus stories in any form and this one looks like a cracker!

"McPherson is on to a winner with her 1920s society sleuth Dandy Gilver, who is the most engaging and ingenious crime-cracker I've met in ages. She is gauche but perceptive, married but unromantic (although there's a lovely frisson to her co-solver), sly but endearingly innocent. The period detail is accomplished and convincing, the crime is neatly convoluted and McPherson's prose bristles with clever asides under a lucid surface. I wouldn't be surprised if she is translated on to the small screen soon, and I can't wait for her next adventure.'" -- Scotland on Sunday on AFTER THE ARMISTICE BALL

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