Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing Murder on Board by Helena Dixon, published by Bookouture.
Kitty Underhay hopes for plain sailing as she caters a 21st birthday party for the Chief Constable’s daughter aboard a luxury paddle steamer. So her heart sinks when she learns that the man her fiancé Matthew has been tailing on orders from Whitehall, Gunther Freiburg, is aboard. And she’s even more horrified when she steps below deck to discover Gunther, dead in the engine room. One of the Chief Constable’s party must be responsible for his demise, but who, and why?
And the evening is on course for further disaster. As the lights go out around the candlelit cake, a terrible scream rings out over the merry hubbub. A priceless diamond necklace has been snatched from around the birthday girl’s neck… Something fishy is going on, but is this the work of the same sailing assassin, or is it a red herring?
With the local inspector in deep water having to investigate his own boss, Kitty and Matt dive in to help. But when Kitty’s eavesdropping puts her in mortal danger, will everything turn out shipshape, or will it be her turn to go swimming with the fishes…?
A totally cozy, absolutely gripping historical murder mystery! The perfect read for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.
“Kitty Underhay is drowning… in murder.”
This adventure on the water, is anything but plain sailing in this latest instalment in the Kitty Underhay series, which I throughly enjoyed. Getting to the bottom of this one was a fun ride and with plenty of twists and turns along the way, kept me on my toes. The cast of characters keep getting better and with the introduction of new ones, I look forward to seeing how well they will fit in. All round this is another delightful read.
Thank you to Helena Dixon, Bookouture and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Murder on Board, 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 and Bookbub 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 ON BOARD BOOKS ON TOUR
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LET’S GET TO KNOW HELENA DIXON
Helena Dixon splits her time between the Black Country and Devon. Married to the same man for over thirty five years she has three daughters, a cactus called Spike, and a crazy cockapoo. 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 and Love Story of the Year 2010 as Nell Dixon. She now writes historical 1930’s set cozy crime.