Murder at the Dolphin Hotel: A gripping cozy historical mystery (A Miss Underhay Mystery Book 1)



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A room with a view… to murder.

June 1933. Kitty Underhay is a modern, independent woman from the top of her shingle bob to the tip of her t-strap heels. She prides herself on the reputation of her family’s ancient hotel on the blustery English coast. But then a body is found, rooms are ransacked and rumours begin to circulate that someone is on the hunt for a valuable stolen ruby – a ruby that Kitty’s mother may have possessed when she herself went missing during the Great War. Before she can do more than flick a duster, Kitty finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation.

When the local police inspector shows no signs of solving the shocking crimes plaguing the hotel, Kitty steps briskly into the breach. Together with ex-army captain Matthew Bryant, her new hotel security officer, she is determined to decipher this mystery and preserve not only the name of her hotel, but also the lives of her guests. Could there be a cold-blooded killer under her own roof? And what connects the missing jewel to the mystery from Kitty’s own past?

A classic page-turning murder mystery! Fans of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Edmondson and T.E. Kinsey will love this unputdownable whodunnit.

Readers love Murder at the Dolphin Hotel!

Endearing, engaging characters; and a fast-moving plot line filled with unexpected twists and turns. This is a whodunit that you will not want to put down till it’s done!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I loved this cosy mystery. There were many twists and turns and I couldn’t wait to find out the identity of the perpetrator behind the crimes. I look forward to reading more in this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Gripping from the very first page. It was quite difficult to put the book down… Very deserving of 5 stars and more.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

I read it as fast as I could… I was engrossed in the plot and wanted to know what was going to happen. I loved the fleshed out and likeable characters… The mystery is solid, full of twists and turns, and the solution came as a surprise.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘The pace was fast, my interest nonstop and there was plenty of action – an excellent whodunit that I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend highly.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is a lovely read! I could visualise the hotel so well, the town, the hustle and bustle of life in the 1930’s… I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling, the little clues, the way the mysteries developed. It definitely got the little grey cells working!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A beautifully written cosy mystery whodunnit in the vein of Agatha Christie and Josephine Tey. Charming, atmospheric and thoroughly entertaining.’ Goodreads reviewer

I couldn’t put this book down… a a very fun read that kept me engaged the entire way through.’ India Reads

‘This isn’t a book you want to put off, I kept coming back and picking it right back up to continue reading!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Helena Dixon does a superb job of hooking the reader from the very beginning and I will anxiously await the next book in the Miss Underhay mystery series!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A great start to a fun series! I loved the location, the main character, and the mystery!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I read the book in one go. I guess it’s quite clear that the story is captivating. The writing style is very fluent and I really liked Miss Underhay. She is not only independent, but clever too.’ Goodreads reviewer



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