Ka’s Review:

I am a fan of the series and the characters having read all of the books to date, The characters continue to evolve and the longer plot continues to intrigue. This episode just didn’t quite gel for me, especially the last 20% of the book. It just felt a bit of a stretch. But that’s just me. I’m looking forward to seeing where we go from here as the author continues to surprise us. It’s a four out of five for me.

Kel’s Review:

I am a definite Helena Dixon fan and have thoroughly enjoyed the Kitty Underhay series. “Murder on Board” is the latest addition to the series. One of the things I love about cosy mystery series is returning to the characters and the sense of catching up on their life! It’s lovely to be back with Kitty, Matt, and everyone at the hotel.

In fairness to the mystery itself, I don’t particularly enjoy the “locked room:” troupe but I know many will love it so I’m sure this too will delight fans. As I pick up this series without even reading the back cover, I was looking forward to setting sail with Kitty. However, the luxury paddle steamer never leaves port! This is more of a land affair!

I will certainly be reading the next in the series and highly recommend it! This one was a four out of five on the enJOYment scale.

We received complimentary copies of the book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in these reviews are completely our own. 

From the back cover:

Kitty Underhay is drowning… in murder.

Kitty Underhay hopes for plain sailing as she caters a 21st birthday party for the Chief Constable’s daughter aboard a luxury paddle steamer. So her heart sinks when she learns that the man her fiancé Matthew has been tailing on orders from Whitehall, Gunther Freiburg, is aboard. And she’s even more horrified when she steps below deck to discover Gunther, dead in the engine room. One of the Chief Constable’s party must be responsible for his demise, but who, and why?

And the evening is on course for further disaster. As the lights go out around the candlelit cake, a terrible scream rings out over the merry hubbub. A priceless diamond necklace has been snatched from around the birthday girl’s neck… Something fishy is going on, but is this the work of the same sailing assassin, or is it a red herring?

With the local inspector in deep water having to investigate his own boss, Kitty and Matt dive in to help. But when Kitty’s eavesdropping puts her in mortal danger, will everything turn out shipshape, or will it be her turn to go swimming with the fishes…?

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