"To socialite Dandy Gilver a spot of amateur sleuthing seems like harmless fun. And what could be better than to try and track down the Duffy diamonds, stolen from a country house after the Armistice Ball? Before long though Dandy's innocent pastime is swept away by something much more serious. The untimely death of the lovely Cara Duffy in a seaside cottage is recorded as an accident, but Dandy, and Alec, Cara's fiance, feel sure the Duffy family is hiding a dark secret..."
(Taken from the Dandy Gilver website)No it's not from The Vintage Bookshelf, ideed it isn't even vintage, I borrowed After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson from the library and I'm very glad that I did as it is proving thoroughly enetertaining. The Dandy Gilver website is rather entertaining too, there are extracts from the books and all sorts of useful information such as how to make tomato sandwiches and the care of linen.
Have to say that I agree with the Scotland on Sunday review, 'Society sleuth Dandy Gilver is the most engaging and ingenious crime-cracker I've met in ages'