Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing Murder in First Class by Helena Dixon. This was released on the 16th of February, published by Bookouture.
Kitty Underhay is looking forward to a week of long lunches and wedding planning with her husband-to-be, Captain Matthew Bryant. But the plan is derailed when he is called on to collect a former comrade-in-arms, arriving on the 15:50 from Bakerloo. As the train bearing Simon Travers pulls up to the platform, a piercing scream rises over the screech of its brakes. Travers is dead in his seat, a dagger in his heart.
Who gave this defenceless man a one-way ticket to the next life? And why? And could Matt’s close connection put him at risk? Only a few individuals had access to Travers’s compartment, and Kitty must find out which of these seemingly benign passengers is in fact a cross-country killer.
But when Kitty’s prime suspect, the travelling salesman with no merchandise, is found murdered, she is stumped. Until she makes the connection between the two victims and realises that this murderer has an even more deadly destination in mind. Can she stop them before they strike again? Or will Kitty’s own next stop be the graveyard?
A pitch-perfect and totally gripping Golden Age historical cozy mystery! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.
“All aboard a train bound for… murder“
Murder in First Class is another super fun read in the Kitty Underhay series and is my new favourite. Eight books in, it is still a series that I throughly enjoy and look forward to reading. Kitty Underhay is such a wonderful character and she continues to bring each story to life.
Dixon once again has delivered the reader another great mystery as Kitty and her finance, Captain Matthew Bryant (Yay!), work together to solve this latest crime. With plenty of red herring’s and suspects to wade through, this one keeps you on your toes and in the dark until all is revealed.
A highly entertaining and enjoyable read, Murder in First Class is a great instalment to this wonderful series and I eagerly look forward to the next book.
Thank you to Helena Dixon, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Murder in First Class, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
Murder in First Class Books on Tour
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My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.
Let’s Get to Know Helena Dixon
Helena Dixon was born and continues to live in the Black Country. Married to the same man for over thirty years she has three daughters, a cactus called Spike, a crazy cockapoo and a tank of tropical fish. Helena was the RNA winner of the Romance Prize in 2007 and Love Story of the Year 2010.