After the Armistice Ball

After the Armistice Ball

eBook - 2011
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A classic murder-mystery set among the struggling upper classes of 1920s Perthshire as, in the aftermath of the First World War, their comfortable world begins to crumble.

Dandy Gilver, her husband back from the War, her children off at school and her uniform growing musty in the attic, is bored to a whimper in the spring of 1923 and a little light snooping seems like harmless fun. Before long, though, the puzzle of what really happened to the Duffy diamonds after the Armistice Ball has been swept aside by a sudden, unexpected death in a lonely seaside cottage in Galloway. Society and the law seem ready to call it an accident but Dandy, along with Cara Duffy's fianc(r) Alec, is sure that there is more going on than meets the eye.

What is being hidden by members of the Duffy family: the watchful Lena, the cold and distant Clemence and old Gregory Duffy with his air of quiet sadness, not to mention Cara herself whose secret always seems just tantalizingly out of view? Dandy must learn to trust her instincts and swallow most of her scruples if he is to uncover the truth and earn the right to call herself a sleuth.

Publisher: London : Robinson, [2011]
ISBN: 9781780334073
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 28, 2016

(The first book in the Dandy Gilver series)

Oct 20, 2015

This is the first book in the series and you can find the others that we have at Burnaby Public Library by clicking on the link near the top right -- under subject headings -- Gilver, Dandy (Fictitious character).
To get a list of all of her books (not just this series) then click on her name near the top left under the title.

Oct 19, 2015

This should be the beginning of a series and I will certainly read others in it, if so. The twenties details were particularly telling, especially the feelings of people with regard to the War and the changes it made in life. Dandy makes a vivid point when she mentions mourning local deaths Sunday by Sunday for all the years of the war and how angry it all makes her.


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