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I do so enjoy these books and this new one is no exception. Kitty and Matt are in Yorkshire for her cousin Lucy's wedding, but while there they get embroiled in another set of murders. The local police aren't up to the task and it needs all of Kitty's and Matt's ingenuity to solve the mystery.
A wedding is a time for meeting friends and family, buying new outfits, having fun and eating cake, at least Kitty Underhay is hoping that is how her cousin Lucy's forthcoming nuptials will pan out. Unfortunately, as they are unable to marry in Devon, everyone is heading to her fiancé, Lord Rupert Woodcomb's castle in Yorkshire and, even in May, it is cold and a little neglected.
With her maid and friend, Alice, Kitty is determined to enjoy herself even if her beau, Captain Matt Bryant, has been delayed and is unable to travel with them. The newly assembled guests are a mix of friends and strangers and not all of them are planning to enter into the spirit of the festivities. When a member of one of the guest's party is killed Kitty and the newly arrived Matt realise they can no longer be just guests. Beginning their investigation they have to decide whether the deceased was in fact the murderer's intended target or if everyone is still in considerable danger.
This is the seventh in the Kitty Underhay series and once again most of the now familiar group of characters are present. Although not set in Devon and without the familiarity of the Dolphin Hotel, or the willingness of Inspector Greville to include Kitty and Matt in his investigations, Yorkshire is an altered but no less successful working environment for our main protagonists. The opportunity to hint how the storyline in the forthcoming eighth book will concentrate on things which were left tantalisingly unresolved here has definitely been realised and is an exciting prospect!
I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the opinions expressed are my own. I thoroughly enjoyed this easy-going, cosy crime adventure which is a great addition to this series.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series so far. And Murder at the wedding was no exception. I enjoyed the reference to Agatha Christie with one of the characters. Sparkling wit as well as champagne and a summer storm. Leads Kitty and Matt to their latest adventure. I always look forward to a Helena Dixon book. And this was perfect for a wet weekend
More like a Secret Seven mystery. Sorry but old castle, secret passages, night time mirages, failing electrics - too much already. And then to add insult the involvement of Kitty and Matt who with one sweep ask all the questions the local police hadn't thought of, come to some amazing conclusions (uncannily accurate of course) with only the merest shred of evidence. Unconvincing and hastily contrived.
This latest outing for Kitty and Matt is, for me, by far the best yet! But then it is set in my beloved Yorkshire. Better still I wasn't actually sure who had done it and I normally do. All in all a good read.