Today I am sharing my review as part of the books on tour for Murder on the Dance Floor by Helena Dixon, published by Bookouture.
Murder on the Dance Floor by Helena Dixon
Kitty Underhay Series Book 4
Release Date: 28th of October 2020
Print Length: 260 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Kitty Underhay’s dance card is full… of death.
November 1933. Amateur sleuth-cum-dutiful granddaughter Kitty Underhay stifles a sigh of boredom as she attends the annual Hoteliers’ Association Dinner and Dance on behalf of her grandmother, the proprietress of the Dolphin Hotel. She hopes the company of ex-army captain Matthew Bryant will enliven the otherwise dull evening. That is, until bullish and overbearing local councillor Harold Everton drops dead into his bowl of consommé.
While the local police are still scrambling for their whistles, Kitty and Matt waste no time leaping into action. Soon they find themselves caught up a dangerous search to uncover who amongst the distinguished guests used cyanide for seasoning?
When their digging throws light on a corruption scandal brewing in the local council involving Everton’s assistant Thomas King, they are sure they’ve cracked the case. But before he can be questioned further, King’s body is found in a smouldering car wreck. Meanwhile, the murderer has made a sinister plan to avoid detection or punishment, and it will lead Kitty and Matt into a dangerous dance with death…
A fast, fun and utterly unputdownable Golden Age cozy murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Lee Strauss.
Kitty Underhay’s dance card is full… of death! I love this tagline and this story, which is another great addition to the Kitty Underlay series. This is such a super fun series to read and just keeps getting better as each book is released. Murder on the Dance Floor is the 4th instalment and whilst it can be read as a standalone, I do recommend you reading them in order.
Once again it was so great to catch up with Kitty and co and be transported back to 1933 for a few hours. This time around we see Kitty become embroiled in another murder investigation when the local councillor drops dead while attending the annual Hoteliers’ Association Dinner and Dance. The murder weapon…cyanide…
The plot has been well researched and put together and Helena Dixon gives the reader another great mystery to solve and a host of suspects to second guess. The story also continues to focus on the disappearance of Kitty’s mother and we are given more information in this book as new information comes to hand.
I just adore Kitty and she just makes this series come to life so vividly. Helena Dixon has done a superb job with her and she is just a delight to read. The chemistry between her and Matt continues to grow and they work so well together. I look forward to seeing more developments in their burgeoning relationship in the next instalment.
If you are looking for a new cozy mystery series, then look no further. With great storylines, a cast of fun characters, mysteries to solve, that all are told through beautifully written words, you just can’t go wrong with this one. It was a pleasure to read and review Murder on the Dance Floor which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Helena Dixon, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Murder on the Dance Floor, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Helena Dixon
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 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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