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  • Location: Portpatrick

Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses (Dandy Gilver 7)

Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses (Dandy Gilver 7)

Why a Booktrail?

1930s: If you attend a college deep in the heart of Portpatrick, you may want to watch your back..

  • ISBN: 978-1444731873
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Before Dandy Gilver started life as a detective,she spent one perfect summer with the Lipscotts of Pereford. The happy times and memories of this have lasted her well and she often thinks of this time.

So when the two sisters ask her for help regarding the third, she’s quick to say yes. Fleur Lipscott has gone missing and no one seems to know where she is.

Fleur is found in a tiny seaside village of Portpatrick, working as a schoolmistress at St Columba’s College for Young Ladies. She’s been living almost like a nun for the past eight years. But why?

The mystery deepens when she reveals that there have been many tutors going missing from the college and that she is the one who knows where they have gone…

or where she has put them..

Travel Guide


The building where St Columba’scollege is located is actually the site of the Portpatrick hotel in real life. Of course the author’s imagination has made it in to something else. The name and the fact there is a girl’s school in the town are nothing more than fiction

The Crown in the novel has the same name as the Crown in Portpatrick but there the similarity ends

The author is also keen to pint out that the tide between Port Kale and Port Mora never really goes out so Dandy Gilver would advise you don’t try this part of the trail!

Streetview Maps

A) Portpatrick - St Columba's College?
C) Portpatrick - Crown Hotel

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses (Dandy Gilver 7)

Author/ Guide: Catriona McPherson  Destination: Portpatrick  Departure Time : 1930s

Twitter: @CatrionaMcP  Facebook: /Catriona-McPherson  web: Catrionamcpherson.com

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