Kitty Underhay’s fiance Captain Matthew Bryant is informed that he will have a temporary house guest, a witness in a notorious jewel heist. But when Kitty and Matthew arrrive at the station to collect their visitor, they discover his dead body instead. The killer must have been one of the other passengers in the enclosed first class compartment, but which one…?
Murder in First Class is the 8th cosy murder mystery book in the Kitty Underhay series. I have previously reviewed: Murder at Enderley Hall, Murder at the Playhouse, Murder on the Dance Floor, Murder in the Belltower, Murder at Elm House. and Murder at the Wedding.
It should be a happy time for Kitty and Matthew as they make preparations for their wedding but instead they find themselves investigating another murder. There are a limited number of suspects due to the circumstances of the closed carriage compartment. However their prime suspect becomes the next victim, leading to further plot twists.
I continued to enjoy the romance and respect between Kitty and Matthew. The peripheral characters were easy to discern and had unique personalities. This book had the very classical feel of an Agatha Christie novel, with a capsule cast and the sleuths unpicking the truths and motives.
Meanwhile, Kitty’s ongoing quest to find out what happened to her mother continues as she attempts to visit the prison where the villainous Hammett is being held. This plot thread has been woven through all of the previous books and, now he is in custody, a resolution may be imminent.
Murder in First Class is an enjoyable historical cosy murder mystery and I love the lead characters.
Book: Murder in First Class
Author: Helena Dixon
Pub Day: Feb 16th 2021
Buy Link: https://geni.us/B09HL2QG4Ksocial