My mum recommended I give Katie Gayle’s Ephiphany Bloom series a try and so I began with her recently released book two “The Museum Murder”. Our leading lady, and unintentional detective, is a delight from the start. The book has witticisms throughout and a happy playful atmosphere. Set in a fashion museum, Pip has to try a locate a dress which has been stolen whilst familiarising herself with her new job…and her mother’s llamas.

The mystery unfolds gently but in an interesting way, I enjoyed the journey and the ending was most satisfying! I am certainly looking forward to the next instalment in the series as well as picking up the first book! I followed along happily without having read it but will enjoy getting to know Pip and her family better.

If you are looking for a light, modern-day cosy mystery, well-written and entertaining, this is one for you! It’s a five out of five on the enJOYment scale,

P.S. I love that Katie Gayle (who is in fact two authors) are South African! And appreciated the Trevor Noah reference!

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

From the back cover:

Dastardly deeds, daring deceptions and a dress to die for… Epiphany Bloom is back on the case!

Epiphany ‘Pip’ Bloom, would-be detective and London’s unluckiest woman, finds herself in a real costume drama when she unearths a theft at a fashion museum.

The missing dress is a proper piece of Hollywood history, worth a fortune. And as Pip investigates, she finds the museum staff all had reasons to want the garment gone. From fancy boutiques to sketchy back alleys, Pip discovers the fashion world is not all glitz and glamour as she hunts down her prize.

As if she doesn’t have enough on her plate, Pip also has her growing feelings for her housemate Tim to contend with, a family of cats to feed and her mother keeps phoning about a shipment of llamas arriving any day now from South America.

But there’s no time for distractions because Pip’s not the only one after the dress. And for the most dedicated collectors, a piece like this is worth any price – even murder…

A laugh-out-loud, light-hearted cozy mystery for fans of M.C. Beaton, T.E. Kinsey and Joanne Fluke, that will have you reading late into the night.

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