Friday, February 18, 2022



Kitty Underhay is looking forward to a week of wedding planning with her fiancĂ©, Captain Matthew Bryant.  Her plans go awry when Matthew is asked to go to the train station and meet Simon Travers.  Matthew is asked to house and protect Simon because he is a witness in the case of the murder of Kitty’s mother.  But, when the train arrives Simon is found in his seat with a dagger in his heart.  Super sleuth, Kitty Underhay wastes no time in wanting to find out who is responsible for Simon’s murder.  She has to find out which passenger had access to Simon’s compartment, who wanted Simon dead and why?  Kitty suspects the traveling salesman that was on the train with no merchandise.  But when he is also found murdered she is completely stumped.  But when she makes the connection between the murders, she decides she must find the culprit before they strike again.  

I absolutely love master sleuth Kitty Underhay.  She is so engaging and her wonderful sleuthing skills kept me flying quickly through the story.  I love how the author keeps you guessing to the very end.  It makes the book unputdownable because there is a race to the finish to discover the culprit.  The plot twists and turns we completely engrossing.  I enjoyed it very much and is without a doubt a must read.

Thank you Helena Dixon for such a wonderful story addition to the Miss Underhay Mystery Book series.  I am truly enjoying this series and I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Helena Dixon
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: February 16, 2022 
Pages: 279 
Buy on Amazon 

All aboard a train bound for… murder.

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?


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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