Dastardly Deeds At St Brides by Debbie Young is a highly entertaining contemporary cosy mystery that amused me from the start. It is the first book in the Gemma Lamb series.
All the action is set at St Brides, a girls boarding school. No men are officially allowed, so all the staff are called ‘Miss’ in order to satisfy the parents. Even the male cat has to be referred to as a she!
I loved the cat, McPhee, who liked a cosy seat or to drape himself round the Head’s shoulders! I kept picturing the cat in Harry Potter who goes everywhere with his master!
The school functioned as a family, looking out for each other and with shared experiences.Continue reading