A Delightful Cozy Mystery: The Reek of Red Herrings By Catriona McPherson

Catriona McPherson returns with another delightful cozy mystery, this time, set in a seaside fishing town. The Reek of Red Herrings is the newest addition in the Dandy Gilver series, and those who love PG Widehouse, Dorothy L Sayers or Agatha Christie will certainly love this title.

A Brief Summary: 

On the rain-drenched, wind-battered Banffshire coast dilapidated mansions cling to cliff tops, and tiny fishing villages perch on ledges that would make a seagull think twice. It’s nowhere for Dandy Gilver, a child of gentle Northamptonshire, to spend Christmas.

But when odd things start to turn up in barrels of fish―with a strong whiff of murder most foul―that’s exactly where she finds herself. Enlisted to investigate, Dandy and her trusty cohort, Alec Osborne, are soon swept up in the fisherfolks’ wedding season as well as the mystery. Between age-old traditions and brand-new horrors, Dandy must think the unthinkable to solve her most baffling case yet in The Reed of Red Herrings.

Our Take: 

Catriona McPherson writes elegantly yet in an easy to digest language. This makes her writing really delightful You can finish this well-written cozy mystery in one sitting and from many aspects you feel like you are reading a work of Agatha Christie. With an atmospheric and suspenseful plot, this title plays homage to the Golden Era of British Crime Fiction. This is a great read and we highly recommend it to the fans of cozy mystery.

Our Rating: 3.8

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