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Series: Dandy Gilver Mysteries

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After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson1
The Burry Man's Day by Catriona McPherson2
Bury Her Deep by Catriona McPherson3
The Winter Ground by Catriona McPherson4
Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson5
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder by Catriona McPherson6
Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses by Catriona McPherson7
Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson8

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The series begins in the spring of 1922.   The detective is Dandelion Dahlia Gilvers, called Dandy or Dan by friends.  Dandy is married and has two sons, but they are away at school, her marriage seems to have no fire.   Dandy is seriously bored with her role as upper-class wife and mother.   She jumps at the chance when a friend offers to pay her to investigate the disappearance of a set of diamonds, and one case leads to another.   She is assisted by a slightly younger platonic friend, Alec Osborne.

website: www.dandygilver.com

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