THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS (A Dandy Gilver Mystery, Book 5) by Catriona McPherson / Released December 13, 2016 by Minotaur Books
On the rain-drenched, wave-lashed, wind-battered Banffshire coast, tiny fishing villages perch on ledges that would make a seagull think twice, and crumbly mansions cling to crumblier cliff tops while, out in the bay, the herring drifters brave the storms to catch their silver darlings. It’s nowhere for 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 Dandy Gilver finds herself. Enlisted to investigate, she and her trusty cohort, Alec Osborne, are soon swept up in the fisher folks’ wedding season as well as the mystery. Between age-old traditions and brand-new horrors, Dandy must think the unthinkable to solve her grisliest case yet.
CATRIONA MCPHERSON was born near Edinburgh, where she received her Ph.D. Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains won the Sue Feder Memorial Award in 2012, and Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder won an Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel. Catriona lives in Davis, California, with her husband and two cats.
In addition to writing, Catriona enjoys gardening, cooking, running, swimming, ballroom dancing, antique shopping, and exploring old houses. Her experience growing up in Edinburgh inspired the Dandy Gilver series.