A Very Lively Murder (Three Dahlias Mysteries Book 2)

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A Very Lively Murder (Three Dahlias Mysteries Book 2)

A Very Lively Murder (Three Dahlias Mysteries Book 2)

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Ex-child star Posy Starling is finally filming her dream role - Dahlia Lively in The Lady Detective movie. Posy feels she is finally ready to make the role of Dahlia Lively her own, appearing alongside fellow Dahlia from the original films, Rosalind King who is playing an elderly relative.

The author of the bestselling former Waterstones Thriller of the Month The Three Dahlias spins another fiendishly clever vintage mystery, as the three sleuthing actresses reunite to solve a murder on a movie set. There wasn't a whole lot of character development with the Three Dahlias, although we learned a bit more about Rosalind. The story picks up slightly after the first book finished and follows the characters whilst they are actually filming the film from the first book. She will have to work with her now ex-husband again on the upcoming Dahlia Lively movie and when she accidentally discovers a secret passage and disappears, she takes this one-of-a-lifetime opportunity to roll out well-deserved justice.It wasn't a "page turner" for me; I could read a little bit, put in down, then go pick it back up later. Ex child star Posy Starling is finally filming her dream role - Dahlia Lively in The Lady Detective movie.

By the time we reach the final act revelations, we have grown with the characters and the potential for the series going forward is incredibly exciting. Katy Watson was able to keep me on my toes and I did not guess the culprit with plenty of twists along the way. The way she is described in the first book and until the page where they visit Brigitte in London, that lady never touched a biscuit - if anything, Caro would be the one hoping for biscuits with tea.Whilst this follows on from the first book where we are introduced to the Three Dahlia’s this can be easily read as a standalone murder mystery novel. It’s a light read, and not a groundbreaking or massively realistic plot but it’s enjoyable nonetheless. I enjoyed the writing style - the book is a classic "whodunnit", featuring a locked room, hidden staircase and a shoal of red herrings! I love the intergenerational play between the disgraced former child star with the social media experience, the middle-aged woman who doesn't seem to exist and the slightly tainted national treasure. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

This helped me stay connected to each of the three lead characters and aided the pacing of the story. The ending wasn't a surprise; we knew it had to be one of a fairly small group of people, most of them not all that likable. This follow-up to The Three Dahlias finds our trio of actresses—Rosalind, Caro, and Posy, all past or present portrayers of the Golden Age detective Dahlia Lively—on the trail of another murderer.The development of Posy as she learns to be worthy of the mantle of their beloved Dahlia Lively is captivating. But no - guess what happens during this night of being trapped in with suspects and building tension. This is a jolly romp of a murder mystery that looks at how generations can work together and draw strength from each other under the premise of one some might say weak connection – that they have all played a fictional detective. It's always a little nervewracking heading into the second book of a series when the first book set the standard so high but I needn't have worrried, we are in safe hands here. This is the second book in the series as i have yet to read the first i really enjoyed it, i do not think you have to read the first to enjoy this story but i will go back and read the first.

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