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Title: Murder at the Wedding
Series: Miss Underhay Mysteries #7
Author: Helena Dixon
Pub Day: Oct 6th 2021
Buy Link: https://geni.us/B096KXJZZScover
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley, too, For my copy of this book, here's my honest review: Travel back to 1934 To a wedding, mystery, murder and more! Another story for Kitty and Matt to investigate, Can they identify the killer before it is too late? When Kitty's cousin, Lucy, was getting married Kitty travelled to Yorkshire, she never tarried. There she meets Lucy and Rupert's families and friends And with them all some time spends. When a valet is murdered, shot dead, It is thought the target was someone else instead. Kitty and Matt are both at the scene So friends ask them to investigate but the police aren't so keen! Kitty thinks the perpetrator is someone staying there But the police won't listen to her or seem to care. Or so it seems, until another victim is killed Then the police response isn't quite so chilled. I really like the characters in this fascinating book You really get to know them as you take a look. There's a wedding ceremony that passes so well But there's also secrets that no one is prepared to tell. With red herrings and true clues to keep you guessing And Alice to help - she's a real blessing! This is a great addition to this brilliant series To encourage you to read on and develop new theories. There's also the possible romance for Kitty and Matt Will their past experiences put an end to that Or will they finally give their potential romance Something more significant than just a chance?
’Till death do us part may come sooner than they thought…
1934. Kitty Underhay steps out of the battered Rolls Royce and onto the gravelled driveway of Thurscomb Castle in deepest Yorkshire. She’s honoured to be a bridesmaid at her cousin Lucy’s wedding to the reluctant Lord Rupert Woodcomb, but as family and friends gather for welcome drinks, Kitty dodges intrusive questions about her own marital status by taking a stroll about the castle grounds. As she passes through the manicured gardens, a fatal shot rings out…
The valet, Evans, is dead. And Kitty can’t help but notice how rattled the man standing next to him seems. Could Rupert’s best man, The Right Honourable Alexander ‘Sandy’ Galsworthy, believe the speeding bullet was meant for him?
When she discovers that Sandy has been receiving blackmail notes, Kitty suspects that one of the assembled guests has plans to make good on their threats. The local constabulary won’t act on Kitty’s hunch, so, busy with her bridesmaid’s duties, she asks her beau, ex-army captain Matthew Bryant, to help.
The ceremony passes without a hitch. But when an anxious Sandy slips away during the dancing, Matt follows, only to make a hideous discovery: Sandy is dead, flattened on the terrace by some falling masonry.
Now the duo are sure that there is a murderer within the castle walls. But can they untangle Sandy’s final hours and catch this killer before they strike again, or will the wedding bells be replaced by a death knell for Kitty herself…?
A completely charming and unputdownable cozy historical Golden Age murder mystery! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.
Helena Dixon was born and continues to live in the Black Country. Married to the same man for over thirty years she has three daughters, a cactus called Spike, a crazy cockapoo and a tank of tropical fish. Helena was the RNA winner of the Romance Prize in 2007 and Love Story of the Year 2010.