The Girl in the Gallery

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 09 Mar 2018

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3.5 Stars

Beth Haldane finds herself involved in another murder.  While visiting the local picture gallery, she stumbles upon a young woman laid out like a new display.

Unable to stay away, she launches into an investigation and teams with Detective York again.  Dulwich is a small village, crime of this nature never happens here.

So who is this young woman?  Where did she come from?  Who wanted her dead?

This is an engaging old-fashioned murder mystery.  The characters are believable, and likable.   This one started out a little slow, but then ballooned into something much more with the addition of twists and turns and dead end clues.  The village residents are what I would expect from a small place... where everybody knows your business.

Besides the murder, itself, the author touches upon the issues that plague some schools today ... some bullying and self-image problems.  This is a lighthearted tromp in trying to separate truth from lies ... and uncovering a myriad of secrets.

Many thanks to the author / Crooked Cat Books / Netgalley for the copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Thank you Net Galley. The book was readable but not gripping. It dragged in parts and the protagonists had no chemistry. I have not read the first book in the series so I don't know if reading that would help in making the characters more interesting.  All in all it was ok.
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I don't normally read cozies, but I also can't pass up a book that includes an art gallery.  I'm glad I didn't pass this one by - excellent writing and well-drawn characters combined with the perfect mix of art history.
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