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Monday, July 13, 2020

Murder at the Playhouse by Helena Dixon




Captain Matt Bryant seems to be made the fall guy for the murder of a girl on the golf course. It was he who first made the detectives aware that he was the last person to have seen the murdered girl . The Davenports are the rich family of the area and seem to be able to make a lot of noise so it is upto Kitty Underhay who has worked with Matt before to make sure that he is not made the scapegoat for the Davenport's actions.


The Davenports seem to be a rum lot. Peter the son is typical of a high flyer - lots of money, no sense or purpose and then there is his "friend" Seb giving rise to lots of speculations as to his sexual identity, the daughter who is a frumpy girl but the brains in the family ignored by both father and mother, the mother the neuroitic dipsomaniac and the father only wanting to keep his reputation clean with an impending peerage in the reckoning.


Uncovering a trail which is complicated and involves blackmail, a second girl is killed and when an attempted murder of Kitty goes unsuccessful those who are sleuthing know that the killer is now becoming desperate.


Full of contrasting characters all which added depth and color to the story, the second in the Kitty and Matt series this was a page turner set in a slightly older vintage than the current thriller reads.


Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley books.

5 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Adding it to my list. Sounds like one I'd enjoy!

carol said...

This sounds perfect for me. I'll have to go back and get the first one in the series.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This sounds good. I am always up for a thriller and I like the setting.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

A golf course would be an interesting place for a murder to take place. My husband is a terrible golfer and one time he hit a rabbit with a golf ball.

Yvonne said...

This sounds really good. I want to read this one.