Murder at Elm House

Murder at Elm House

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Kitty Underhay feels the touch… of death.

1934. Accidental amateur sleuth Kitty Underhay is being escorted by ex-army captain Matthew Bryant on an errand of mercy, as she takes a basket of grapes to her nemesis Mrs Craven, who is recuperating from a recent operation. But their arrival at Elm House Nursing Home coincides with the mysterious death of Lady Wellings, a long-term resident.

The woman was known to be ill, so when the police turn a disinterested ear to Mrs Craven’s suspicion that Lady Wellings was poisoned, Kitty decides to look into the case herself. And when another invalid, the gentle Mrs Pearson, collapses fatally in the breakfast room, it seems her suspicions are well-founded. For an institution promising health and rejuvenation, there seems to be a very low survival rate amongst the guests!

When the nurse Eloise Hibbert hints at sinister goings on among the staff, Kitty arranges to meet her away from the home to uncover how deep the treachery lies. However, before she can make the rendezvous, Eloise meets an unfortunate end falling from the top of the building. Was she pushed by the hand of fate, or a cold-blooded killer?

Meanwhile, Matt has been following an entirely different trail of evidence, and what he finds out chills him to the bone. When Kitty fails to return from her unsuccessful meeting, it is clear she has stumbled onto a plot far more devious than they could have imagined, and into a trap laid by an unscrupulous killer…

An utterly sensational and addictive Golden Age murder mystery. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Title:Murder at Elm House
Edition Language:English
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    Murder at Elm House Reviews

  • Phrynne

    From the moment I saw that cover and discovered that Kitty had a pretty little red car all of her own, and that she was learning to drive it herself, I just knew it was not going to be good. Consequen...

  • Brenda

    It was England in 1934 and Kitty Underhay, proprietor with her grandmother of the Dolphin Hotel, had just promised her she would visit her good friend Mrs Craven at Elm House, where she was recuperati...

  • Yvonne (Fiction Books)

    “Kitty Underhay feels the touch… of death”What a delightful read, and all over far too soon!This is another excellent series to add to my recently rediscovered liking for Golden Age Murder Myste...

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes:The general’s bushy brows knitted together like two angry silver beetles.My Review:Helena Dixon is a smooth storyteller and I enjoy her comfortable and engaging writing style. Her sc...

  • Tahera

    The Hammett siblings are still at large, Kitty Underhay gets herself a red car and there is something suspicious and deadly going on at the Elm House Nursing Home where Mrs. Craven, Kitty's grandmothe...

  • Robin Loves Reading

    No matter how much time Kitty would prefer to get the Dolphin Hotel up to speed, she is distracted yet again from other crimes. In this case there is another murder. Added to that is the fact that her...

  • Lou (nonfiction fiend)

    Murder at Elm House is the sixth instalment in the Miss Kitty Underhay Mysteries series. The story begins with a newspaper article in the Torbay Herald dated March 4th 1934, reminding the public not t...

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks

    This is the second Miss Underhay Mystery I have read and I am really enjoying them. Helena Dixon has penned an enjoyable, entertaining Historical, Cozy Mystery series. I do plan to go back and read th...

  • Javier

    Review published in: https://diagnosisbookaholic.blogspot....Murder at Elm House is the sixth installment in the Miss Kitty Underhay Mysteries and a great addition to the series. The author knows her ...

  • Elaine

    Travel back to 1934 in this brilliant cosy murder mystery with Miss Kitty Underhay and her beau, ex-army captain and now private detective Matthew Bryant, endeavour to stay safe whilst striving to sol...