Series: Mydworth Mysteries #2
Published by Bastei Entertainment on September 22, 2019
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery, Novella
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A young poacher is found shot dead in the woods of a grand estate near Mydworth. A sad accident it would seem. But the boy's mother is convinced it is murder and when Harry and Kat investigate, they find the poacher's life was not as innocent as he made out ...
Sir Harry Mortimer and his American wife, Kat, are settling into married life in the small town of Mydworth. A Little Night Murder is the second in the Mydworth series and can be read as a stand-alone, but since they’re each only a little over 100 pages, it might just make as much sense to go back and meet Harry and Kat at the beginning. They make a good couple. They’re both smart and resourceful. Kat is definitely a “modern woman” for the times, the late 1920s, and Harry seems quite happy that she can ride a motorcycle and throws a mean hook when she needs to. Harry is a nice, friendly, refined man who can also be tough when it’s called for.
This time around, the pair are investigating the death of a poacher at the request of the dead man’s mother. She’s certain it was not an accident, as the police claim. Of course, she’s right. We follow along as Kat and Harry ask questions, meet some of the folks in town, and do some digging at a library. It’s a good, fair mystery. There are several different directions that Kat and Harry need to follow before they find the killer.
Kat and Harry are fun to spend time with. Their banter is cute and light, perfect for a cozy novella.