|July 27th||Murder Most Unladylike Review|
|July 28th||Arsenic for Tea Review|
|July 29th||First Class Murder Review|
|July 30th||Jolly Foul Play Review|
|July 31st||Cream Buns and Crime Review|
|August 1st||A Spoonful of Murder Review|
|August 2nd||The Case of the Missing Treasure Review|
|August 3rd||Death in the Spotlight Review|
|August 4th||Top Marks for Murder Review|
|August 5th||The Case of the Drowned Pearl Review|
|August 6th||My Predictions for Death Sets Sail – dissecting the blurb|
|August ???||Death Sets Sail Review|
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.
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