Murder Mystery series/amateur detective novels set in the 1910-1930s in Scotland or Ireland
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I know this is very specific, but maybe someone has a suggestion.
Thank you everyone.
I’ve already read:
Death at Glamis Castle by Robin Paige
The people there (some of whom are very knowledgeable 'veterans' in the genre - and I hope they don't mind me calling them veterans because they're my friends!!) will, at the very least, wrack their brains on your behalf, and may even be able to come up with some suggestions.
I thought British & Irish Crime Fiction has more members, so I posted here. But I think you are right. I might have a better chance there.
Aside from 39 Steps I also read Prester John which was exciting but marred by the casual racism of the era, against both native Africans and Jews.
Oops, my mistake... I did read Prester John with its African racism but I was actually thinking of Greenmantle for the anti-Semitism. Greenmantle is in the Hannay series but Prester John is not.
Regardless of which version of the series you read, however, the racism and antisemitism is a current that runs throughout, sometimes overt and sometimes humming along below the surface. Modern readers who are willing to tolerate those factors will find the stories enjoyable, assuming they like fun if outlandish adventure stories. :)
The Dandy Gilver series by Catriona McPherson might be what you want, except Dandy is possibly a little older than what you had in mind (I can't recall her exact age, but it's 30s - 40s I think - she's married with children). Not every book in the series is set in a castle/manor house, but a few are (the locations change from book to book). It's a fun series with enjoyable characters.
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