• Welcome

    I have decided to dabble in WordPress and set up a blog. When considering what I could blog about, one thing came to mind – mysteries! I did not want to limit myself to just books, so this is a blog dedicated to all things mysterious, from books to games, films to tv shows, and even some mysterious experience reviews too. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy reviewing!

  • Cluedo – The Play

    I own four different versions of the Cluedo boardgame, often play Cluedo on the computer, was an avid watcher of the TV gameshow of Cluedo as a child, have seen the eighties movie Clue a billion times, and even read the Clue comic. When I heard there was now a theatrical version of Cluedo touring the country, of course, I bought tickets on the day of release. How could I miss it?

    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!

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  • Cause of Death by Anna Legat

    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?

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  • Severance (Apple TV+)

    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!

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  • Miss Mooch Investigates: An Interview with The Publishing Post

    I was really chuffed to be interviewed by The Publishing Post about Miss Mooch Investigates! 🕵️‍♀️

    Look how lovely the spread is in the magazine 💜

    Read the article in the emagazine here – Publishing Post

    Check out the article on The Publishing Post’s website or read the magazine in full (Miss Mooch is on pages 25-26).

    Picture credit: The Publishing Post

  • The Thursday Murder Club

    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!

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  • The Ghost in the Attic

    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!

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  • The Mystery of the Lost Husbands by Gina Cheyne

    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!

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  • Death on the Nile (1978)

    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?

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  • Feed My Reads Interview

    Check out a little blog intro interview I did with Feed My Reads – a place for book lovers to be part of a great community. So chuffed they reached out to welcome me. 💕

  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

    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.

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