Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
I'll start with a huge apology For my delay at posting this review, that you can now see. It should have been on the blog tour But it got missed, so as I said before So sorry - especially as it is very much a favourite of mine!
Title: Murder at the Charity Ball
Series: A Miss Underhay Mystery #11
Author: Helena Dixon
Pub Day: January 20th 2023
Buy Link: https://geni.us/B0BJ2HQ7MSsocial
This is a fascinating murder mystery set back in 1934 Where Kitty Underhay is involved once more. At a high society Charity Ball she meet up with her Dad The death of the hostess leaves them all feeling sad! Murdered with her own silk stocking Everyone agrees it is just too shocking. All the suspects are family or friends People on whom she should really depend. With other potential victims and twists galore This is a brilliant reading, the kind I adore. There's added mystery with another threat, too, And Kitty's wedding coming soon - what a to do! There's plenty to keep you guessing as the story unfolds And secrets, revelations and surprises are told. You have to keep everything crossed that all will go well Including Matt and Kitty's wedding that should be swell. Another brilliant case for this duo and the police to solve Testing their tenacity and their resolve. The family dramas and history add to the mix As everything they endeavour now to fix. I really enjoyed this story and hope you'll also find Time to read it for yourself and see if you're of a like mind.
Kitty Underhay is dancing… with death.
Winter 1934. Kitty Underhay is enjoying a night off from wedding planning as she attends a charity ball at the home of Lady Eliza Foxley. She’s excited to see her father, roguish Edgar Underhay, who is also a guest in the house. But the evening of cocktails and waltzing turns into a dance macabre when Edgar finds their lively, fun-loving hostess dead, strangled by her own silk stocking.
Who has made this uncharitable donation to the evening’s entertainments? When suspicion falls on Edgar and he is arrested for murder, Kitty has to act fast if she doesn’t want her father walking her down the aisle in shackles. Together with her fiancé Matthew, they vow to clear Edgar’s name and discover who used hosiery to commit homicide.
Lady Eliza’s widowed sister is the main beneficiary of her will, but before Kitty and Matt can question her, she is struck down by a severe case of poisoning. Time is running out for Kitty to solve this case and make it to the church on time. But with a devious killer on the loose, will she end up leaving as a newlywed, or newly dead…?
An absolutely addictive and unputdownable Golden Age cosy murder mystery full of twists! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Lee Strauss.
Helena Dixon splits her time between the Black Country and Devon. Married to the same man for over thirty-five years she has three daughters, a cactus called Spike, and a crazy cockapoo. She is allergic to adhesives, apples, tinsel and housework. She was winner of The Romance Prize in 2007 and Love Story of the Year 2010 as Nell Dixon. She now writes historical 1930’s set cozy crime.
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