4 June, US & UK 

Dandy Gilver and a Spot of Toil and Trouble (Book 12) UK.

Fair is foul and foul is fair when aristocratic private detective Dandy Gilver arrives at Castle Bewer, at midsummer 1934, to solve the tangled mystery of a missing man, a lost ruby and a family curse. The Bewer family's latest wheeze to keep the wolf from the door is turning the castle keep into a theatre. While a motley band of players rehearse Macbeth, the Bewers themselves prepare lectures, their faithful servants set up a tearoom, and the guest wings fill with rich American ladies seeking culture. Meanwhile, Dandy and her sidekick Alec Osborne begin to unravel the many secrets of the Bewers and find that, despite the witches, murders and ghosts onstage, it's behind the scenes where the darkest deeds are done. 


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"Superb! Dandy Gilver deserves a damehood for increasing the gaiety of the nation." FRANCES BORDY

'Catriona McPherson is a writer as talented as she is versatile. Dandy Gilver tackles a Golden Age era puzzle with her usual aplomb when the Scottish play offers a Shakespearean twist to a mystery with plenty of classic ingredients.’ MARTIN EDWARDS

“A delightfully uplifting mystery with a distinctly P.G. Wodehouse-ian feel. McPherson’s sassy aristocratic detective Dandy Gilver is on the trail of a cursed family jewel. Navigating ancient castles, and family feuds, she must also contend with a ribald staging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. I loved the sense of fun, the wonderful use of language, and the frothy back and forth between the characters. A book that is satisfying on many levels." VASEEM KHAN