Murder at Westminster

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Pub Date 25 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 18 Jan 2022

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Amateur sleuth Kitty Worthington once more jumps into the fray to catch the wily murderer of a high-ranking member of the nobility. Can she catch the killer before her sister's beloved pays the ultimate price?

London. 1923.
Much to her consternation, Kitty Worthington's debut season is a resounding success, prompting marriage proposals from lords, rogues, scoundrels, and ne'er do wells. Even as she dodges them, a new intrigue arises, and at Westminster, no less. A high-ranking member of the nobility is murdered, and her sister's beau has been framed to take the fall.

With her sister's happiness at stake, Kitty once more sets out to investigate, ably aided by her faithful maid, two noble lords, a titled lady, and Sir Winston, her still flatulent Basset Hound. As they dash about London from the stews of St. Giles to the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair in search of the wily killer, can she convince the maddening Inspector Crawford to aid their quest? For if she fails to find the killer, her sister’s beloved may very well hang from the wrong end of a rope.

Murder at Westminster, the second book in The Kitty Worthington Mysteries, is another frolicking, historical cozy mystery filled with dodgy suspects, a wily villain, and an intrepid heroine sure to win your heart. For lovers of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey alike.

Amateur sleuth Kitty Worthington once more jumps into the fray to catch the wily murderer of a high-ranking member of the nobility. Can she catch the killer before her sister's beloved pays the...


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What a great read. This novel, Murder at Westminster was even better than I expected. I finished it in one reading. Can't wait to read more from this author in the future.

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2nd book of a series but works well as a standalone. Kitty Worthington is enjoying the London season after solving her first mystery, only to have another mystery land in her lap. Her sister's friend/beau is accused of murdering his grandfather. With the help of her family and friends, Kitty must find answers before Sebastian is hanged.

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Set in 1923 London (I just love reading from this era), Murder at Westminster, the second in the series, is pure joy. Magda Alexander writes with a sort of freshness and vigour which is engaging. Her wit is fun, too. And just look at the charming cover!

Debutante Kitty Worthington is unconventional yet proper. Her parents actually love each other (!) but Kitty is in no rush to marry though the list of options is as long as her arm. Fiercely independent, she finds herself enmeshed in the second murder in her...career. An important man of nobility is found murdered so she enlists her circle of friends to help inveigle and investigate. The inspector isn't terribly helpful. Her sister Margaret's beloved's neck is on the line for the murder. His back story is enthralling and he (and others) harbour many secrets which are peeled back, layer after layer. Parts of the ending are predictable but there is so much to like about the book that it actually doesn't matter in this case.

My favourite aspects of this book are the historical details and the quirky personalities, especially that of Kitty. The murder is great fun but there is more to it than "just" the mystery...it is very enjoyable as a whole. I lost myself in it, utterly and completely. If you enjoy cozy Historical Fiction with delectable murder, do read this series. It is cozy but not silly cozy.

My sincere thank you to Hearts Afire Publishing and NetGalley for the privilege of reading this marvellous book. Can't wait to get my hands on the third in the series!

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