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Murder at the Playhouse: An unputdownable historical cozy mystery (A Miss Underhay Mystery Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B085QNNFWH
- Publisher : Bookouture (30 June 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 1288 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 256 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 10,083 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For this third instalment, poor Matthew really does find himself in a pickle when he is arrested for the murder of aspiring actress Pearl Bright. The murder weapon, a bootlace belonging to Matthew! As soon as Kitty hears the news she sets out to prove his innocence, but the more she digs and uncovers, the more she puts her life in danger.
I just love Kitty and Matthew and they really are such a joy to read. Helena has done such a magnificent job with the two of them and with each release, they just continue to shine as they are brought to life, which is done so beautifully. Recurring character Alice, was a delight as always and I was thrilled that she had more of a presence in this one as she compliments Kitty so well.
Helena has worked her magic again with this story and has created another fantastic addition to the series. I never normally read any books with historical elements, but I was so drawn to this series from the beginning, that I had to read it. Helena has created something really special here and it has definitely captured my heart.
Murder at the Playhouse is a fun and enjoyable read. A great plot with an amazing cast of regular, recurring and supporting characters that is all brought together through writing that is on par with the great Agatha Christie, you can not go wrong with this book!
I can’t wait to see what Helena comes up with next for out Kitty Underhay and her cohorts and I will be impatiently waiting for the next instalment to this charming series. Thank you Helena for another smashing read. It was my absolute pleasure to read and review Murder at the Playhouse which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Helena Dixon for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Murder at the Playhouse which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Matt's friend, and partner in two successful murder investigations, Kitty Underhay, knows it is down to her to find out what happened. The dead girl had been a guest at a party held at the beautiful home of theatre impresario Stanley Davenport and his family who, conveniently, live next door to Captain Bryant, and soon Kitty finds herself involved with the daughter Genny and her charity work. Determined to clear Matt's name Kitty also wants to show she is able to handle difficult and dangerous situations as well as he can.
This is the third book in this series and once again I really enjoyed it and wasn't at all ready for it to end. This was because, alongside the main case in each book, a budding romance and family mystery have been gathering pace and this was even more apparent in this story and then it finished! So I really need book four now, please!
I love the historical details in each of these books, which are set between the wars, and show a time when there was still an accepted class structure which is apparent throughout without taking over. As the co-owner of the Dolphin Hotel, Kitty is a thoroughly modern young woman and very likeable as is Matt Bryant whose frailties add an extra dynamic to the personal side of these stories.
I was able to read an advanced copy of this thanks to NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an unbiased review and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good cosy crime with a hint of romance. This is a great series and one I hope will continue for a good while yet.
This adventure for Kitty Underhay features the rather frightful Davenport family, and every one of them it seems has a motive for murder. Opening with Kitty’s friend, Captain Matthew Bryant, being arrested for murder, Kitty sets about tracking-down evidence to prove his innocence, and in so doing places herself in grave danger of becoming the murderer’s next victim…
As with the previous two books, in addition to a self-contained cosy (this book could be read as a stand-alone), there is also more to be gleaned about the mysterious disappearance of Kitty’s mother, a thread that runs through all the books. And, if two mysteries aren’t enough, then the possibility of a romance developing between Kitty and the charming Captain Bryant is warming-up too.
I’m completely smitten with this series. With its easily likable protagonists, fast-moving storyline, attractive location, and plenty of period detail, this well-written cosy has me eagerly awaiting the next in the series. Easy-reading at its very best - Highly recommended.
I've given the book 4 stars because it also feels like the last chapter is missing. There's no wrap up or what happens next with the secondary characters. A crime novel isn't just about the crime and solving it. It's about the characters in it.