a jaunty romp with a gripping ending - Observer
Longlisted for the Last Laugh Award 2009 (Crimefest)
When a circus comes to spend the winter at the neighbouring estate, Dandy Gilver’s sons are cock-a-hoop and they are not alone in their excitement. The allure of Tumbling Topsy Turvy and the Troupe Prebezhensky also draw the attention of the fast set, who would never normally be seen dead with the nouveau riche Mr and Mrs Albert Wilson. But when Dandy Gilver is asked to investigate a series of nasty tricks taking place in the circus she discovers a hotbed of passion and resentment she cannot begin to understand. But when one of the artistes suddenly dies, Dandy must somehow get behind the smoke and mirrors to find answers in a world where nothing is as it seems.