Friday, January 20, 2023



Wedding planner Kitty Underhay is getting married and she couldn’t be happier.  But before the wedding festivities begin Kitty and her fiancĂ© Captain Matthew Bryant have been invited to attend the charity ball at Lady Eliza Foxley’s home.  They are so excited for the event because many of the attendees to the charity ball are also in town for Kitty and Captain Matthew’s wedding.  However, while dancing the waltz and sipping cocktails at the ball, Kitty’s father Edgar Underhay, finds Lady Eliza strangled by her own silk stocking.  Edgar immediately becomes a suspect.  Captain Matthew and Kitty must jump into action and quickly find the killer in order to free her father in time to walk her down the aisle.

I was so happy to know that Kitty Underhay was back on the case.  This cozy mystery was a rapid page turner that I enjoyed very much.  The author kept me guessing who the culprit was until the very end.  I thought the flow of the story was full of wonderful twists and turns and that made it unputdownable.  Thank you Helena Dixon for such an enjoyable read, I loved it. This book is part of the Miss Underhay Mystery series, it can be enjoyed as a stand alone but don’t pass up this wonderful mystery series. I loved this series and I highly recommend it.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Helena Dixon 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: January 20, 2023
Pages: 284 

Kitty Underhay is dancing… with death.

Winter 1934. 
Kitty Underhay is enjoying a night off from wedding planning as she attends a charity ball at the home of Lady Eliza Foxley. She’s excited to see her father, roguish Edgar Underhay, who is also a guest in the house. But the evening of cocktails and waltzing turns into a dance macabre when Edgar finds their lively, fun-loving hostess dead, strangled by her own silk stocking.

Who has made this uncharitable donation to the evening’s entertainments? When suspicion falls on Edgar and he is arrested for murder, Kitty has to act fast if she doesn’t want her father walking her down the aisle in shackles. Together with her fiancĂ© Matthew, they vow to clear Edgar’s name and discover 
who used hosiery to commit homicide.

Lady Eliza’s widowed sister is the main beneficiary of her will, but before Kitty and Matt can question her, she is struck down by a severe case of poisoning. Time is running out for Kitty to solve this case and make it to the church on time. But with a devious killer on the loose, 
will she end up leaving as a newlywed, or newly dead…? 


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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