by Trevor Hopkins

Clathy Dupplin

A hostess at the Starfield Club. She had an illicit affair with Merton Vale some time ago.

She now lives in an apartment with her frail grandmother Argaty.

One of the cast of characters from the Findo Gask series of hard-boiled fantasy detective novels by Trevor Hopkins.

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The series currently comprises nine books, all in various stages of completion:

Most of the characters in the novels are based on place names in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland, many of them close to the tiny village of Findo Gask.

Clathy road sign A small hamlet in Perth and Kinross, Clathy lies to the north of the Roman road on the Gask ridge, 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Perth. It is close to Findo Gask.

There is a farm at Clathybeg, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) northeast, with a development of luxury housing at Clathymore, one and a quarter miles (2 km) in the same direction.

The mansion of Clathypark once lay to the southwest of the hamlet.

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A mansion house in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross, Dupplin Castle lies 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Perth. Built in 1828-32, it replaced an earlier castle destroyed by fire, the seat of the Hay Earls of Kinnoull. The mansion later became the home of Perth whisky baron John Dewar, Lord Forteviot (1856 - 1929).

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