A Picture of Murder
By: T. E. Kinsey
Amazon Publishing UK
Lady Hardcastle and Florence Armstrong are back and better than ever. This is the fourth book in the Lady Hardcastle Mystery series. The novel opens up on All Hallows’ Eve. Ghosts and ghouls are abound in Littleton, Cotterell. A film producer, Mr. Cheetham, and his film crew arrive at town, at the perfect time, to show their moving picture, The Witch’s Downfall. Things go awry though when one of the film’s actors is found dead and killed in the same manner as his character. Lady Hardcastle and Armstrong put their skills to use to try and solve the murders. But, are they looking for a supernatural being or a living person?
This novel is fun from start to finish. It is my favorite book in the Lady Hardcastle series. We meet old and new characters and each character is distinctive and unique. Ultimately, however, it is the repertoire between the characters that makes this novel so great. The interactions between Lady Hardcastle and Armstrong are particularly memorable. We also get a small glance at some of Lady Hardcastle and Armstrong’s secret past. This past seems to have prepared them for the sleuthing they do in the present. Their skills are sharp enough to captivate the police, who not only inform them on the progress on the case, but also encourage their help. Not only is the mystery solved at the end of the book, but we get a hint of a relationship in the making. Something fun to look forward to in the next book. I really enjoyed this book, and it was a entertaining October read.
Thanks to Net Galley and Amazon Publishing UK for an ARC of this book. #NetGalley #APictureOfMurder