Catriona McPherson: A Dandy Day for Murder
There is one word for Cariona McPherson: audacious — and I mean that in the very best of ways. She is outspoken, funny, charismatic, and engaging. Her extra short, neon blonde hair frames a contagious smile. Her writing is witty and atmospheric — whether 1920’s Scotland or modern day England. But there is a shy, sweet side to this wise-cracking firecracker, too. In my interview she was charmingly nervous and more centered on her characters than her plot. It shows just how deeply she cares about the people she writes about, and people in general.
Great news since filming, Cariona actually WON the Agatha (extra special since the award ceremony was here in Montgomery County at the Bethesda Hyatt)! That shouldn’t be surprising, she won the Macavity for her first Dandy Gilver book last year. I have her Agatha acceptance speech right here, and it’s one of the best I’ve ever heard. You won’t be able to stop smiling, I promise.
By the way, the award is in the shape of a tea pot — so you’ll understand the tribal reference!