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The Turning Tide

The Turning Tide

‘A perfect literary treat for a rainy Sunday afternoon.’ Red

It’s the breezy Scottish summer of 1936 and aristocratic sleuth Dandy Gilver, along with trusted colleague Alec Osborne, has been called to solve the strange case of the Cramond Ferrywoman, on the Firth of Forth.
From their cheerless digs in a local stately home, Dandy and Alec track Vesper Kemp, the ferrywoman, to a tiny tidal island. She seems to have lost her mind, roaming the beaches in rags, ranting about snakes and mercury.
What is even more troubling, is that Vesper claims she murdered Peter Haslett, a young man who fell into the river, trying to row past one of its four water mills, and drowned. A group of worried Cramond residents – the minister, the innkeeper and the lady of the big house – are determined that Vesper is innocent. But with the four local millers themselves remaining oddly tight-lipped and with all the suspicious strangers who lurk about the village, Dandy and Alec have their work cut out for them. And they closer they get to the answers they seek, the stronger the sense that great danger lies beneath the surface of these murky waters.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

On Sale: 14th November 2019

Price: £20.99

ISBN-13: 9781473682399

Reviews

A perfect literary treat for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
<i>Red</i>
With sharp wit and an Agatha Christie-style ability to create a lively cast of characters, this is an intriguing historical mystery.
Women's Weekly
A great pinch of humour and a sprinkling of absurdity, McPherson beautifully evokes the feelings and images of post-war Edinburgh.
The Wee Review