A Picture of Murder by T. E. Kinsey
(Amazon Imprint) Thomas & Mercer
1542046025 / 978 – 1542046022
Available on KU / print £4.99 / Free with Amazon Audible trial
(P.S This review is completely contradictory, just so you know.
P.P.S. I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via Netgalley)
I was excited about starting A Picture of Murder. I liked the front cover and the description of the book, but unfortunately the story plodded along. It was seventy odd pages before the first murder happened, padded out with what I felt was an unnecessary amount of dialogue and stereotypical characters. The characters fell flat. I felt mildly compelled to finish A Picture of Murder, because I had no idea who was killing these actors, and the setting of the story, the period of time, the advent of moving pictures, and the ending did intrigue me. I also liked the character of Lady Hardcastle’s maid Florence. I feel I might have to read other books in this series to learn more about this sleuthing duo, and how their relationship has evolved, because I wasn’t very convinced by Lady Hardcastle.
Have you read A Picture of Murder, or any of the other Lady Hardcastle’s mysteries by T. E. Kinsey?