Thursday, 5 October 2017

Death In The Stars Book Tour

Blooming Fiction, lifestyle blog, Death In The Stars Book Tour

Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive.
During the eclipse, Selina's friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate can't help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating the deaths - and whether there is a murderer in the company.
When Selina's elusive husband Jarrod, injured in the war and subject to violent mood swings, comes back on the scene, Kate begins to imagine something far deadlier at play, and wonders just who will be next to pay the ultimate price for fame . . 

  • Death In The Stars
  • by Frances Brody

  • Publisher: Piatkus (5 Oct. 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0349414319
  • Rating: 4/5


Death In The Stars is my second read from Frances Brody, the first being Death At The Seaside. Her ingenius plots make for great reading and I'm not ashamed to admit that she has beaten me both times.

Death In The Stars features Brody's popular sleuth, Kate Shackleton, as she investigates some mysterious deaths surrounding the theatre. Having one death is enough to pull Kate to the scene, but discovering that other deaths have also occurred in a strange manner seals the deal on her involvement.

Motives for murder are not hard to find when meeting various characters including ex husbands and competition for the limelight. The world of acting is a dog eat dog world, but who will go as far as murder? That's for me to know and you to find out!

Death In The Stars is a fab addition to Brody's collection of murder mysteries. It is addictive, creative and every little bit clever. Even from the first chapter you begin to start making notes on the characters, even though you don't who will die. Yet. I always find it handy to keep mental notes right from the beginning as it can help you suss out who the killer is. But knowing my track record ... it doesn't always work.

It took a mere 3 days for me to read this book which would have been shorter without my little one. I found this book difficult to put down but at times I had to force myself not to skip a couple of pages. Overall this is a book I would suggest cosy crime lovers to read but I might not buy it for everyone, only those I know will really enjoy the plot. 

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