Saturday 23 December 2017

A Play on Murder: A Clara Callaway Mystery by Lillian Dore

A Play 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! 

When a night at the theater turns into a death onstage, Clara Callaway and her friends once again find themselves playing the role of detective. Poor Daniel Holloway has been killed during the holiday performance, in front of a live audience! 

Who would want to take a life in such a public way? With the help of Giles and the ever clever Alice Hart, Clara is determined to bring the killer to justice. Because when jealousy and greed mix, the combination can be deadly.   (Summary via Goodreads)

Even though the Clara Callaway Mystery series are novellas, every page is full of exciting words and sentences that describe an entertaining story !!  And the best part is that with them being short, you can read one of them in one sitting and have time to read it again !!!

With A Play on Murder I am going to have to go ahead and say that it is my FAVORITE Clara Mystery so far.  Maybe it is because after reading the other 6 I have grown to know Lady Clara, Giles, Alice and everyone else and I have grown to love them all.  Or maybe it is because it is set around Christmas and I just read it 3 days before Christmas.  Or maybe it is because of the way author Lillian Dore ended A Play on Murder which has me already looking forward to the next installment in Lady Clara's life......  Or maybe it is all of that and more !!!  For whatever reason I have given that helps you decide to read it, that will be the best reason !!

In A Play on Murder all Lady Clara and Giles do is go to see a play with Giles' parents right before Christmas and an actor is shot in the play but the gun was not a prop and the actor ends up dead ..... what a way to end Act One !!  This results in Lady Clara and Giles getting involved and helping Detective Inspector Thorpe find out who killed the actor.  And when the case is solved you will sit back and let out the breath you didn't realized that you were holding !!  

So if you haven't read any of the Clara Callaway Mystery novellas yet, I strongly urge you to start !!!  They are short and full of entertainment !!!

Review by Missi S.

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