Monday, October 22, 2018

A Picture of Murder: A Lady Hardcastle Mystery by T E Kinsey

A group of actors and the director have come to town to show off a moving picture.  It's a Halloween theme and the locals are all excited to see it.  There is a religious group who is protesting the picture because it has a witch in it and it's evil with most of the actors dying.  People try to ignore them.  But when actors do start to die, they become part of the several prospects for murder...

Amazon Publishing UK and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

Lady Hardcastle has the movie group at her house because the original place they were to stay had a fire.  When the oldest actor is killed, she gets involved in the investigation.  Her assistant, Armstrong, has a good mind and has worked with her before, so she's included.

Actors and actresses alike are dying like flies.  Then the coroner's building burns down and he has no bodies left to examine cause of death.  There's lots of gossip about past events, current arguments, and various clues that lead you down one road and then another.  I had no clue who was doing all the killing.

This was good read with a very interesting twist to the tale.  I really enjoyed Lady Hardcastle and Armstrong.  They get along well but also have smart comments they make to each other.  The two of them do ferret out the truth but they almost get killed doing it.  You won't be bored by this mystery.

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