Wednesday, October 06, 2021



Kitty Underhay is a bridesmaid in her cousin Lucy’s wedding at Thurscomb Castle in Yorkshire.  Cousin Lucy is marrying Lord Rupert Woodcomb.  Kitty is so excited to be taking part in all the wedding festivities until family and friends start making comments and asking her questions about her marital status.  She needs a quick exit strategy to avoid answering.  She steps away and takes a walk on the Castle grounds, she ends up walking through the beautiful well kept gardens, when she hears a gunshot and the valet, Evans is dead.  Kitty can’t help but notice how shaken up the man is that was standing next to Evans.  It’s Rupert’s best man, Right Honourable Alexander ‘Sandy’ Galsworthy.  When Kitty discovers Sandy has been receiving blackmail letters, she thinks one of the wedding guests is sending the letters.  The local authorities don’t follow Kitty’s hunches so she asks her boyfriend Matthew Bryant to help her.  The wedding is a huge success, but when Sandy sneaks away during the dancing, Matthew follows him only to find Sandy dead on the terrace by some masonry that fell from above.  Kitty and Matthew are certain that there is a murderer within the castle, but will they catch them before they kill again?  

Oh my goodness I love this series so much.  Miss Kitty Underhay is such a joy to read.  This unputdownable, fast-paced, wonderful cozy mystery is definitely a must read.  The energetic, lovable and dynamic characters of this charming read, will certainly be a favorite.  This phenomenal story is the perfect addition to this amazing series.

Thank you Helena Dixon for such a wonderful continuation to Miss Underhay Mystery Series.  Definitely a wonderful and enjoyable must read.  I love this cozy mystery series, and I highly recommend not only this book, but the entire series.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Helena Dixon 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: October 6, 2021 
Pages: 277 
Buy on Amazon 

’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…?


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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