CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 3
In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in Londonâs hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the worldâs most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block.Â
It seems the universe itself is conspiring against the residents of Corduroy Mansions, as they all find themselves struggling with their nearest and dearest. Oedipus Snarkâs mother, Berthea, is still at work on her scathing biography of her sonâthe only loathsome Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament; literary agents Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg are still battling each other for first crack at the manuscript of Autobiography of a Yeti; fine arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is busy exploring the blurry line between friendship and romance; and William French is still worrying that his son, Eddie, may never leave home, even though Eddieâs got a new wealthy girlfriend. But uppermost in everyoneâs mind is Williamâs faithful terrier, Freddie de la Hayâwithout a doubt the only dog clever enough to have been recruited by MI6âwho has disappeared while on a mystery tour around the Suffolk countryside. Will Freddie find his way back to Pimlico? Is Corduroy Mansions starting to crumble?
Readers will be captivated once again by McCall Smithâs genius for storytelling, his insight into his beautifully crafted characters and his eye for the quirky details of modern life.