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.
Being in a pandemic has meant trips to the theatre have been few and far between over the last couple of years, but when I heard David Suchet was coming to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in December, I had to get a ticket. With the whole audience masked-up, we settled into our seats.
Published in 1937, this is one of the lesser-known Poirot novels, but don’t let that put you off. It is a corker! A traditional murder mystery set in a quaint, country village, it has a really lovely feel to it. This time Poirot is joined by his side-kick and companion, Captain Hastings, who, I feel, always adds flavour to any of the Poirot novels, often acting on a similar wavelength to myself during the book – slow off the mark. 🙂
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!