Death Plays a Part – Vivian Conroy

35221349With her London theatre closed for renovations. Guinevere takes on a summer job at the castle on the Cornish island of Cornisea. What she doesn’t expect is to be witness to a murder with her new boss, Lord Bolingbrook, as the prime suspect. Determined to clear her employer’s name, Guinevere teams up with his son, Oliver, to find the true culprit.

Death Plays a Part is a fun and traditional murder mystery. Guinevere interviews everyone on the island and follows all the clues until she can work out whodunit, how, and why. Conroy’s writing is smooth and enjoyable, with beautiful scenery and endearing characters (special shout out to Guinevere’s dachshund, Dolly). I actually preferred the slick glamour of Conroy’s Lady Alkmene series, but Death Plays a Part is an equally enjoyable, sweet and light read. The laidback atmosphere of a murder in Cornwall is a nice change of pace to the grit and rush of many murder mysteries.

Anyway, who doesn’t love a story with a canine sidekick?

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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