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Notable historical mystery: A Deadly Measure of Brimstone

The new installment of Catriona McPherson’s award winning series featuring amateur Dandy Gilver A Deadly Measure of Brimstone, has a nice dose of cozy mystery in it and is a joy to read.

A Brief Summary:

Dandy and the whole Gilver clan travel to a spa town for a weekend of relaxation which is quickly interrupted by a slew of mysterious— and deadly—events.

The men of the Gilver family have come down, between them, with influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy. The family repairs to the town of Moffat, there to submit to the galvanic wraps and cold salt rubs of the splendid Laidlaw Hydropathic Hotel.

But all is not well at the Hydro, and the secret of the lady who arrived but never left cannot be kept for long. And what of those drifting shapes in the Turkish bath? Just steam shifting in the air? Probably. But in this town the dead can be as much trouble as the living.

Our Take: 

Fans of historical mysteries and fans of Agatha Christie style novels will be thrilled to read A Deadly Measure of Brimstone: There are some elements similar to supernatural stories in the plot like the notion of the ghosts or a mysterious stranger and also a secret room at the hotel…They make the story fun!

Our Rating: 3.6

Like Books by Catriona McPherson? 

You can check out these other titles from the author: They are nice reads…Click on the images to go to Amazon page for each book.

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