I was definitely looking forward to reading the next in the series and it made for a most enjoyable read.
The murder mystery had some lovely twists and turns. There were some nodding moments and then a couple of surprises too. The pace quickened towards the end, the tension built, and Kitty’s role in apprehending the villains made for a satisfying end. (I’d love to share more but don’t want to risk spoiling it for you).
I just love how the author brings the reader into the room. The storyline evolves, the characters are well crafted and the conversations are relatable and authentic. Not easy to achieve!
I’m hoping the next in the series progresses the ongoing saga with the crime family at a slightly faster pace! (Fingers crossed) I have read all in this series to date and highly recommend these cozy mysteries.
I always look forward to rejoining Miss Kitty Underhay when she sets off on a new mystery! In ”Murder at the Country Club”, Helena Dixon is allowing Kitty a little downtime with Matt, her fiance, at the swish, local country club when, unexpectedly, their host is found murdered!
Kitty intends to leave this one to the police but, she is invited by the detective to help with the female suspects. Soon, her mind is working overtime to identify who is behind it and what the motivation could be! With Matt at her side, the two start to unravel the messy thread behind why Sir William had to die and who killed him.
Each character is an interesting one in this novel, the dialogue is well done and the pace is swift! I am already looking forward to the next one. Its a five out of five on the enJOYment scale and highly recommended!
We received complimentary copies of the book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in these reviews are completely our own.
Kitty Underhay is playing doubles… with death.
Kitty Underhay is accompanying her fiancé, Matthew Bryant,and Bertie, his new cocker spaniel, on an outing to Torbay Country Club. However, the delightful day soon turns to disaster. Walking Bertie in the shaded grotto after an exhilarating archery demonstration, Kitty makes an unsporting discovery: the body of their host, Sir William Winspear, with an arrow in his back.
When the local inspector falls foul interviewing female witnesses, Kitty steps up to the mark. And she quickly discovers that Sir William had threatened one of the guests, dashing Russian dancer Ivan, dependent on him for patronage. When Kitty overhears a damning conversation between Ivan and his sister, the case seems clear. But the next day Ivan has been disqualified as he is found face down in the pool…
The race is on for Kitty to find the real killer, but she must keep her head in the game if she is to outwit this cunning murderer. And when the final score comes in, will it be ‘killer: three, Kitty: zero’…?
A completely gripping, suspenseful and utterly cozy historical mystery! The perfect read for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.