Friday 2 December 2016

Betting on Murder: A Clara Callaway Mystery by Lillian Dore

Betting on Murder: A Clara Callaway Mystery

Journey back to 1920s England, and join young Lady Clara Callaway and her lady’s maid, Alice Hart, as they go detecting together! 

The race is on when Clara Callaway, Giles and Alice find themselves at the scene of another murder. Champion jockey Michael Maloney has been killed mid-race, and now it’s up to Clara to track down the culprit. Is someone trying to fix the races, or does the motive go deeper than money? 

So when a corrupt owner, an angry bookie, and a jealous lover begin to crowd the field, the case becomes more tangled than ever before. And when their detecting leads Alice into grave danger, Clara begins to wonder. Have they finally gone too far?   (Summary via Goodreads)

If you have a free afternoon, reading Betting on Murder by Lillian Dore is just the treat you need.  Following Lady Clara and friends to the race track will be so fun !!  

No matter what Lady Clara does there is always excitement and Betting on Murder is no exception.  Unfortunately the excitement is murder and the victim is the jockey on the favored horse and the jockey is killed while racing !!

Lady Clara and her lady's maid begin to question family and friends of the jockey as well as the owner of the horse.  Would the owner of a horse go as far as shooting his jockey with an arrow ??  The owner of the race track ??  The bookie that is losing money on the horse ?  Can Lady Clara and Alice solve this crime ?  Will they do it before someone else gets hurt ??

I LOVE the Clara Callaway Mystery series !!!  The novella's are just the right size if you have an afternoon free.  Grab a cup of tea and take a trip back in time !!!

Review by Missi S.

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