Today I am thrilled to be one of the bloggers kicking off the blog tour on its publication day for Murder at Enderley Hall by Helena Dixon published by Bookouture. Happy publication day Helena.
Murder at Enderley Hall by Helena Dixon
Release Date: 19th of March
Print Length: 262 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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An escape to the country… ends in death.
Summer 1933. Fresh from the discovery that she has family living nearby, Kitty Underhay has packed her carpet bag, commandeered a chambermaid and set off on a visit to stately Enderley Hall. She’s looking forward to getting to know her relatives, as well as the assembled group of house guests. But when elderly Nanny Thoms is found dead at the bottom of the stairs after papers of national importance are stolen, Kitty quickly learns that Muffy the dog’s muddy paws on her hemline are the least of her problems.
Calling on ex-army captain Matthew Bryant for assistance, Kitty begins to puzzle out the mystery. And when more shocking murders follow, the stakes are raised for the daring duo as never before. Which of the guests stand to gain from the theft of the documents? And which, as the week progresses, stand to lose their lives?
A charming cozy historical murder mystery that fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss won’t be able to put down!
Murder at Enderley Hall is the second instalment and a great addition to the charming Miss Kitty Underhay cozy mystery series. I do love a cozy mystery to balance out the rather darker crime novels I read and this series is so perfect for that. Historical novels are not normally ones that I tend to read, but as these books are mixed with a murder mystery, it gives the series something different that appealed to me and I thoroughly enjoy them.
Helena transports the reader back to 1930’s England where Kitty is off to Enderley Hall to spend time and get to know her father’s family and other houseguests. Looking forward to the break, after having just come off the back of assisting and helping to solve a murder which put her life in considerable danger, things are thrown into turmoil when very valuable papers of national importance belonging to Kitty’s uncle go missing from Enderley Hall. Kitty calls upon ex army captain Matthew Bryant to help in the search, but as it happens the lost papers and what happened to them are not the only mystery to solve when a member of the household is found dead.
Helena has cast a great ensemble of characters that have all been brought to life so beautifully. Kitty and Matthew once again steal the show, complimenting each other so well. I look forward to seeing how their relationship progresses in future books. All other players in the story have been well written, developed and play out the roles they have been given perfectly.
Helena has done such a great job with this book. As she did with the first instalment, Murder at the Dolphin Hotel, this latest release has been thoroughly researched and beautifully written with descriptions that are so vivid, you can actually see the scenes as if they are being played out right in front of you. With what is going on in the world at the moment, it really is an enchanting book to lose yourself in and escape into for a few hours.
Murder at Enderley Hall is a first-class read and if you are a fan of the cozy mystery genre, you definitely need to add this delightful series to your reading lists. I am now eagerly awaiting the third instalment. Titled Murder at the Playhouse, this is due for release on the 30th of June and is available to preorder now from Amazon. This will also be reviewed here on my blog. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Murder at Enderley Hall which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Helena Dixon for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Murder at Enderley Hall which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Mix, Amazon Australia, Amazon US, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Murder at Enderley Hall Blog Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Helena
Nell Dixon was born and continues to live in the Black Country. Married to the same man for over thirty-five years she has three daughters, a cactus called Spike, a crazy cockapoo and a tank of tropical fish.
She is allergic to adhesives, apples, tinsel and housework. Her addictions of choice are coffee and reality TV. She was the winner of The Romance Prize in 2007 with her book Marrying Max, and winner of Love Story of the Year 2010 with her book, Animal Instincts. She also writes historical 1930’s set cozy crime as Helena Dixon.
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