Author: Helena Dixon
Series: A Miss Inderhay Mystery Book 9
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 247
Date of Publication: June 17, 2021
My Rating: 5 Stars
This engaging read by Helena Dixon gives Kitty Underhay another opportunity to act as an amateur sleuth. Away for what should be an enjoyable time with her fiancé Matthew Bryant at a posh country club, the body of their host, Sir William Winstead, is found by Kitty. There was an arrow in his back. In fact, before his murder, Sir William proudly displayed his archery skills for all to see. Although the police arrive quickly on scene, Kitty doesn’t hesitate to begin interviewing the other guests, especially as the inspector on scene doesn’t get very far. She soon finds that more than one person had motive for killing Sir William.
Suspects to consider include the victim’s much younger wife and a brother-and-sister dancing couple from Russia. Even the servants are not above suspicion. However, when the male dancer is also found murdered, things become much more complicated.
Although this is the ninth book in a thoroughly enjoyable series, readers will be pleased to know that it will work perfectly well as a standalone novel. However, the entire series is a true delight, and will definitely offer many hours of reading pleasure. One thing that makes this series so entertaining is that it is set in the 1930s. The time frame shows that Kitty has to employ crafty skills of deduction as modern conveniences were simply not available at that time. I am truly eager for book ten in the series, Murder on Board, set for release in October.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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