Murder Most Festive, a review by Tanya

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Murder Most Festive
by Ada Moncrieff

288 pages
Published November 2020 by Vintage

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About the Book:

It’s Christmas at Westbury Manor and amateur detective Hugh Gaveston must unravel a fiendish mystery…

Christmas Eve, 1938. The Westbury family and assorted friends have gathered for another legendary celebration at their beautiful country house. The champagne flows, the silverware sparkles and upstairs the rooms are ready for their occupants.

But one bed will lie empty that night. On Christmas morning, David Campbell-Scott is found dead in the snow. There’s a pistol beside him and only one set of footprints.

Yet something doesn’t seem right to amateur sleuth Hugh Gaveston. Campbell-Scott had just returned from overseas with untold wealth – why would he kill himself? Hugh sets out to investigate…

My Review:

Thank you so much to Poisoned Pen Press for this fun Christmas cozy mystery!  I read this over the Christmas break and enjoyed the old world, old money feel of the story.

There are a lot of characters introduced really quickly at the beginning. That is always hard for me, so I had to go back to the beginning a couple of times to keep all the characters straight.

The mystery was easy to follow, no real twists.  It’s a perfect read for when you just need to check out for a bit and sit by a cozy fire.

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