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Publisher's Summary

The scene is set for murder...and Kitty Underhay’s partner has been cast as the killer.

Late summer 1933. After a quarrel with too-plucky-for-her-own-good amateur sleuth Kitty Underhay, dashing ex-army captain Matthew Bryant is nursing his wounds, and a tumbler of brandy, when there’s a heavy knock at the door and he finds himself arrested for murder. The body of aspiring actress Pearl Bright has been found, strangled with one of Matt’s own bootlaces, and the evidence seems to be stacked against him. 

The local constabulary might have locked Matt up, but before they can throw away the key, Kitty hears the news and hies to his aid, determined to prove his innocence. And when her investigations lead her to the home of retired theater impresario Stanley Davenport, and the local amateur dramatics society, Kitty uncovers a web of deceit that stretches far beyond the stage make-up. But Kitty’s digging is bringing her to the attention of the killer. Without her partner in crime-fighting, can Kitty expose them and clear Matt’s name? Or will it be curtains for them both? 

A gripping Golden Age cozy murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T. E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.  

©2020 Helena Dixon (P)2020 Bookouture

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Fun series.

A really good mystery with some lovely character development. An enjoyable, light, fun series to listen to between ‘heavier’ reads.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 29-12-2020

loved it.

I love this series. The mystery is always very intriguing and the slow burn romance keeps me hooked on these 2 characters. I'm also really enjoying the secondary mystery of Kitty's missing mother. I've got the next one downloaded to listen to next.

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  • Trevelyan
  • 26-10-2020

Very enjoyable!

An enjoyable tale that keeps you intrigued all the way through. Enough hint of romance to keep it interesting but not too sweet. I hope there will be another in the series as each book is proving to be just as enjoyable as the last.
Well narrated but with a few strange pronunciation issues which can be a bit irritating. Editor?

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  • VM
  • 28-08-2020

An excellent addition to the Miss Underhay stories

Narration was excellent and brought the story to life. Can't wait for the next installment.

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