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Dandy Gilver & A DEADLY MEASURE of BRIMSTONE by Catriona McPherson

"Dandy Gilver is ‘brisk, baffled, heroic, kindly, scandalised and – above all – very funny’"

"The most engaging and ingenious crime-cracker I’ve met in ages."
Catriona McPherson

Gilverton is under siege – plagued by influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy – so Dandy Gilver decides that it’s time to relocate her family and install some central heating and maybe solve a murder whilst she’s at it. What could be a more perfect place than the Laidlaw Hydropathic Hotel, offering cures or all manners of ills, as well as a recent unexplained death?

Off to Moffatt the Gilvers go with household staff on board, as well as Dandy’s ever-loyal sidekick Alec. And all is not as it seems. A secretive doctor, and her flamboyant brother – as well as a host of glamorous young things – all seem determined to get in Dandy and Alec’s way. And the Hotel seems to have a dual personality, transforming from a hydro hospital in the day to something much more debauched at night.

It is the locked room in the Turkish baths that is causing Dandy most concern. Why does it make the hydro staff so uneasy? The case hots up – as does Dandy every time she goes into the steam room – but it seems she may have finally gone too far, and put the lives of her family and her faithful maid, Grant, at risk.

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