’Till death do us part may come sooner than they thought…
1934. Kitty Underhay steps out of the battered Rolls Royce and onto the gravelled driveway of Thurscomb Castle in deepest Yorkshire. She’s honoured to be a bridesmaid at her cousin Lucy’s wedding to the reluctant Lord Rupert Woodcomb, but as family and friends gather for welcome drinks, Kitty dodges intrusive questions about her own marital status by taking a stroll about the castle grounds. As she passes through the manicured gardens, a fatal shot rings out…
The valet, Evans, is dead. And Kitty can’t help but notice how rattled the man standing next to him seems. Could Rupert’s best man, The Right Honourable Alexander ‘Sandy’ Galsworthy, believe the speeding bullet was meant for him?
When she discovers that Sandy has been receiving blackmail notes, Kitty suspects that one of the assembled guests has plans to make good on their threats. The local constabulary won’t act on Kitty’s hunch, so, busy with her bridesmaid’s duties, she asks her beau, ex-army captain Matthew Bryant, to help.
The ceremony passes without a hitch. But when an anxious Sandy slips away during the dancing, Matt follows, only to make a hideous discovery: Sandy is dead, flattened on the terrace by some falling masonry.
Now the duo are sure that there is a murderer within the castle walls. But can they untangle Sandy’s final hours and catch this killer before they strike again, or will the wedding bells be replaced by a death knell for Kitty herself…?
A completely charming and unputdownable cozy historical Golden Age 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 was excellent and I read it in one sitting, a page-turner I couldn’t put down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fast, fun and utterly unputdownable… perfect for fans of Agatha Christie.’ Robin Loves Reading
‘What can I say? I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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‘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
‘I love this series… The murder mystery itself was engrossing… It kept me guessing right until the final scene.’ Roberta Reads, 5 stars
‘I felt right at home the moment I started reading… It was a joy.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘This murder mystery is perfect… This story has it all. An absolute page-turner with characters to care about.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘One of my favourite cosy mystery series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A page-turner that will keep you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 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
‘Great story with a perfect mixture of mystery, suspense, romance and family to make this a wonderful cozy mystery book.’ 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!… I can’t wait for more adventures of Kitty in the near future!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars