Day 8! Review: Death in the Spotlight – Robin Stevens

Day 8: Murder Most Unladylike Challenge


July 27thMurder Most Unladylike Review
July 28thArsenic for Tea Review
July 29thFirst Class Murder Review
July 30thJolly Foul Play Review
July 31stCream Buns and Crime Review
August 1stA Spoonful of Murder Review
August 2ndThe Case of the Missing Treasure Review
August 3rdDeath in the Spotlight Review
August 4thTop Marks for Murder Review
August 5thThe Case of the Drowned Pearl Review
August 6thMy Predictions for Death Sets Sail – dissecting the blurb
August ???Death Sets Sail Review
Get ready for 11+ days of Murder Most Unladylike Posts!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Trigger Warnings: Death of parents (past); Illness (flu); Murder; Poison; Racism; Suicide (discussed)

A murder mystery set in a theatre? Yes please!! I love musical theatre and I love Murder Most Unladylike, so this book is probably my favourite in this series, along with Mistletoe and Murder.

The murder in this book is probably the most complex out of the whole series. It took me reading the book twice to fully understand how the murder could have happened, as the second time I read the book, I could draw links to how it happened. This does fit really well as everyone is acting in a theatre – whether they are on or off stage.

Death in the Spotlight is a series of mysteries woven into one big murder mystery – there are several mysteries that are relevant to the murder. This makes it intriguing to read, and this gripped me throughout.

Something in particular that gripped me at the end of this book was that the first time that the full murder is explained is at the denouement. Whereas in previous books in this series, Daisy and Hazel will work out how the murder happened, talk about it in the book, then present their findings to the Police/other authority members, in Death in the Spotlight, they explained the murder for the first time at the denouement. I was very confused when they suddenly made their revelation, but it was all clearly explained in the denouement.

Overall, I really enjoyed Death in the Spotlight. The additions of the Junior Pinkertons really helped to develop the story and the undercover detecting. I recommend this book to any mystery fans and Murder Most Unladylike Fans.

Tomorrow, I will be reviewing Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens.

Thank you for reading this post.



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