Title: Murder At The Charity Ball by Helena Dixon
Date Published: 20th January 2023
Genre: Historical Cozy Mystery
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.
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I received an ARC copy of Murder At The Charity Ball from Bookouture via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
I have been waiting for this moment for what feels like so long! Kitty and Matt are about to get married, but of course it wouldn’t be a Kitty Underhay mystery if they didn’t get themselves wrapped up in a case before the nuptials. This time they end up investigating the death of Lady Foxley at her annual charity ball, and Kitty’s father Edgar ends up being the prime suspect.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of this series and I’m glad to say that Murder at the Charity Ball was just as good as the other books before it.
As usual, I was kept guessing as to who the murderer could be. I suspected almost everyone at one point. It wasn’t until almost the end that I figured it out.
There was a bit of finality to this story, with the secondary storyline that’s been weaved through the previous books being concluded. I hope there’s going to be more books in the future and I look forward to seeing what will happen now Kitty and Matt are married.
If you’re looking for a cozy mystery with great historical details, lovable sleuths and a puzzling mystery in each novel, I highly recommend this series to you.
About The Author:
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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