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 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!
I’m really excited to be part of my first book blog tour for The Mystery of the Lost Husbands, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.
From the blurb…
Is murdering husbands an addiction or merely a bad habit? This is the question facing Private Investigator Cat Harrington when rich builder, Tom Drayton, dies shortly after his wedding night. Suspicion falls on his widow, Anastasia Rodriguez, the survivor of three previous ‘lost’ husbands. Two years later, Anastasia is engaged again, to Cat’s friend Angelo, an Italian snail collector. Angelo’s sister, Gia, employs Cat and the SeeMs Detective Agency to discover if her brother’s fiancé is a killer. The search for Anastasia’s lost husbands takes Cat and her team from Scotland to the South of Spain and on to Argentina. They have just a few weeks before the wedding to discover if Anastasia is a murderer and save their friend from becoming victim number five.
As you can see, this was a mystery I couldn’t pass up!
With the highly anticipated Kenneth Branagh film coming out in February, I thought it would be a good opportunity to rewatch the original film from 1978. Peter Ustinov is my original Poirot (I have a soft spot for him) and this is the movie that got me into both murder mysteries and also Agatha Christie. The gorgeous visuals, the amazing array of actors and, of course, the man himself – what more can you ask for?
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is not so much a board game, but more of an immersive mystery ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ experience. Armed with a map, a directory of names, some newspapers and a casebook, you visit Sherlock Holmes and he introduces you to his latest mystery – cases range from a terrible murder, some missing jewels, and even a mummy’s curse.