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Kitty Underhay’s hymn book is open… at murder.
Winter, 1933. Kitty Underhay is enjoying a restorative break from sleuthing on a visit to her family at Enderley Hall. The only thing marring her peace – aside from the uncomfortable sensation she has of being watched – is the obvious history between her beau, ex-army captain Matthew Bryant and another guest, the beautiful Juliet Vanderstafen. So, when the parish clerk is found dead on her front doorstep, Kitty leaps at the chance of distraction.
The police are happy to conclude that Miss Plenderleith met her unfortunate end on a patch of ice, but Kitty isn’t convinced this was a case of bad weather and worse luck. And when the Reverend Crabtree fails to show for tea the next day, she heads to the church to speak to him. But she arrives to find the clergyman hanging from the bell rope, dead.
With Matt seemingly wrapped up with his alluring Austrian, Kitty must solve the case on her own. But as she snoops into parish affairs, she makes some less-than-saintly discoveries. Just who has broken the sixth commandment? Meanwhile the killer is preparing a churchyard grave for Kitty, and she’ll have to use all her wits to avoid falling in…
An addictive, absorbing and completely unputdownable Golden Age cozy murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.
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Readers love the Miss Underhay mysteries:
‘This murder mystery is perfect… This story has it all. An absolute page-turner with characters to care about.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This was excellent and I read it in one sitting, a page-turner I couldn’t put down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Excellent cosy mystery! The story was gripping… I loved the character development with the little hint of romance and cannot wait for the next book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Another adventure for Kitty Underhay!… A page-turner that will keep you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I love this series… The murder mystery itself was engrossing and elusive, with the evidence always just slipping away before the police can get hold of it… It kept me guessing right until the final scene, which is unusual for me.’ Roberta Reads, 5 stars
‘Time flies when you are having fun and I most certainly had a lot of fun reading this third adventure with Kitty and Matt as the main players… the series gets better and better with every new book.’ B for Bookreviews, 5 stars
‘Do yourself a favour, cozy up with a blanket, a cup of something warm and dig into this cozy mystery.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A wonderful book, I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Excellent read! I really enjoyed both Kitty and Matt and found that the combination of them working together was wonderful!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Loved this book! Great storyline, an interesting and believable main character and a great location… I can't wait for more adventures of Kitty in the near future!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I felt right at home the moment I started reading. Helena Dixon is one of those writers who writes so well that I immediately feel comfortable and relaxed, and the story just flows… They are complex, believable characters who seem very real… In conclusion, it was a joy.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘It was an excellent novel, with a strong cast of characters. I enjoyed the storyline very much and would definitely recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘The characters are relatable, the storyline is exciting, and the author kept me guessing about the ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars