Three Sisters and Showstoppers are two novella-length stories in the Emily Castles mystery series. The first full-length novel, Invitation to Die, will be published by Thomas & Mercer in October 2013.
The Emily Castles mystery series is set in present-day London. It features twenty-six-year-old Londoner Emily Castles and her neighbor, eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel Crowther. In Three Sisters, Emily goes to a party in a big house at the end of her street. She’s sure she witnesses a murder, but no one will believe her. She teams up with Dr. Muriel to investigate.
In Showstoppers, Emily helps out at a local stage school run by her neighbor, Victoria. Soon she’s mixed up in a blackmail plot and two deaths. Emily and Dr. Muriel team up to prevent further a massacre live on stage during the end of term show.
Review – Showstoppers is a novella and part of the Emily Castles mysteries. It was a quick read and funny. It was the perfect dose of what I needed. Enough of a book to keep my interest and I found out who “did it” all in one sitting.
The characters are colorful and well developed. This is actually the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. Another plus is that the Emily Castle Mysteries are good clean books. I read most genres but I find myself being pulled to more of these books lately. I will review Three Sisters next week and I can’t wait to read more by Helen Smith.
Author Helen Smith
Helen Smith is a novelist and playwright who lives in London. She’s the author of bestselling cult novels Alison Wonderland, Being Light and The Miracle Inspector as well as the Emily Castles Mystery Series.
Helen Smith says
Thanks for the lovely review for Showstoppers. I hope you enjoy Three Sisters, too, when you get to it.
Have a good weekend.
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