As I settle into my summer holiday, I imagine arriving at LUMEN, a beautiful, luxurious wellness retreat off the coast of England. So picturesque, a perfect place to unwind, or so the guests thought! I, on the other hand, had a heads up from the cover:
I rubbed by hands together with glee – this was not going to be a relaxing stay for anyone – quite the opposite in fact! Tension-filled and action-packed, with so many twists and turns, the atmosphere could be cut with a knife. Right up my street, I devoured this book and finished it wanting more. Whilst this was my first Sarah Pearse novel, it definitely won’t be my last – highly recommended!
When a high school reunion goes wrong, and a guest is found murdered in his own home at the VIP afterparty, Detective Danner (played by Tiffany Haddish) and her team swoop in to interview the guests, search for clues and solve the case. Everyone is a suspect and no one can leave until the killer has been revealed.
A slick, fast-paced murder mystery comedy, which unravels episode by episode as the clues start to appear and secrets start to emerge – I enjoyed being part of Danner’s investigation, as the detective storytelling format felt familiar but had an interesting new twist on the whodunnit genre.
This is a cosy mystery with a difference – a modern epistolary with a murderous twist! Set in the little town of Lockford, an amateur dramatics society, The Fairway Players, are in the midst of putting on a performance of All My Sons, which is not going smoothly; running alongside this, a heart-wrenching, but questionable, charity appeal for an ill little girl called Poppy. Tragically, a murder has occured, but when we begin, the reader does not know who is dead or why it happened. From the blurb:
Charlotte and Femi need to sift through the information, distinguish the truth from the lies, find the clues and avoid the red herrings. However, Tanner hadn’t just assigned the case to them, I felt like he had also assigned it to me! In a flash, I immersed myself into the world of The Fairway Players. Trying to stay impartial and look for the facts, I got cracking on solving the case.
An interesting take on the classic murder mystery, with Molly the Maid, an amateur sleuth no one would have expected. Editor turned writer, Nita Prose, introduces ‘a truly original heroine’…
I read about this new release from fellow mystery bloggers and wanted to check it out for myself. Described on the inside cover as ‘escapist and charming,’ where ‘the truth isn’t always black and white – it’s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between.’…could The Maid live up to all of the hype?
The premise of the play is simple and closely follows that of the boardgame and the eighties film, but is set in the UK….
When Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Reverend Green, Mrs White and Colonel Mustard arrive at a party one stormy evening, they are surprised to find they have all recieved the same intriguing invitation from Mr Boddy. It soon becomes clear that they all have something to hide as the mystery and hysteria grows and the inhabitants of Boddy Manor are killed off with a variety of familiar weapons, leaving everyone to wonder, who will be next!
My dream come true, from the director of The Play That Goes Wrong, this new, hilarious whodunnit ticked all of my Cluedo-loving boxes!
Whilst I hadn’t read the previous two Shire Mysteries by Anna Legat, I needn’t have worried. From chapter one, I was immersed in the village way of life, got to know sleuthing duo, Sam and Maggie, and slipped right into the action.
This was a typical, yet enjoyable, cosy mystery – the quaint countryside location of Bishops Well, busy-bodying villagers and a couple of murders – but with the welcome addition of a ghost or two! Crime mixed in with the supernatural…what more could I ask for?
Whilst this is not my usual focus for Miss Mooch, it is definitely mysterious and worth a review. The premise of the show (directed by Ben Stiller) revolves around a set of office workers, dreaming of the perfect work-life balance, who elect to have their mind surgically split between their work lives and their personal lives through the ‘severance’ procedure. In the office, they can forget all of their home memories and focus on the task in hand; whilst at home, they can leave work at the door and enjoy life with family and the things that they love. What a brilliant idea, sign me up!
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman has been on my TBR pile for a long time. A mystery involving grannies is right up my street! From the blurb….
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it’s too late.
When someone at my book club chose it (thank you Zoe!), I was elated. Finally, I had an excuse for reading it and what a treat it was too!
The Ghost in the Attic is a mystery puzzle experience created by The Mystery Agency. You and your team of detectives (your family and friends) have joined the agency and are helping them to solve this mysterious case.
The Ghost in the Attic case file warns you that “terrible things happened to those who played this haunted board game when it was released in the 1950s. But the only way to solve the mystery is to play the game yourself. Can you play the haunted game and banish the ghost forever?”
An intriguing concept, with a haunted vibe – I had to try it out!