A Body at the Dance Hall
- Amateur sleuth Mabel Canning is surrounded by the bright lights of London as she chaperones a young American woman to a dance. But when someone is murdered, a deadly tango begins…
Meet plucky woman-about-town Mabel Canning, leader of the London Ladies’ murder club and trusted assistant to gentlewomen. When she is tasked with accompanying Roxy, a fun-loving heiress, on a glamorous night out, Mabel can’t wait to sip champagne and practice the foxtrot. But just as Roxy sashays out of sight, a mysterious man warns Mabel that the feisty young redhead is in danger. And someone is dead before the music stops…
Roxy was the last person to see the victim alive, and she stumbles into Mabel’s arms with her daffodil-yellow dress splashed with blood. Determined to protect her ward, Mabel gathers her dashing beau Winstone and her pals from the murder club. Together they trace the weapon back to the ballroom, but when its twin goes missing, it is clear time is running out to prevent another murder on the dance floor…
The police conclude the killer is in Roxy’s family, but Mabel finds herself spinning between a motley troupe of suspects. Mr Bryars, the anxious ballroom manager, is constantly tripping over himself to hide his secrets. But would he kill to protect his reputation? And young Ned Kettle may have looked dashing while waltzing around with Roxy, but he was once a notorious thief. Is the sticky-fingered rogue also a dab hand at murder?
Just as Mabel and her murder club friends quickstep closer to the truth, Roxy is kidnapped, and Mabel comes cheek to cheek with the killer. Can she save poor Roxy and herself? Or has she danced her last dance?
A delightfully witty and utterly addictive whodunnit absolutely bursting with 1920s sparkle, from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Richard Osman, Verity Bright and T.E. Kinsey.
What readers are saying about The London Ladies’ Murder Club series:
‘Loved everything about this… Outstanding. The characters were all amazing… I was shocked by who the villain was… My favorite cozy mystery series… I can’t wait to read the next!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘YES. I completely inhaled this in one day… So gripping… Charming… Definitely kept me guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, audio edition
‘I spat my tea out across the room… Excellent… no notes whatsoever… I couldn’t find a single thing to nit-pick about!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Just loved this! Couldn’t get enough. I just had to know how this would end. I couldn’t stop reading. The culprit was totally unexpected. I was so surprised. Wonderful mystery.’ NetGalley reviewer, audio edition
‘I absolutely loved this… I read it one day!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely wonderful and fun… Perfect. A must read!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I have read many, many books and there are very, very few that I’ve been unable to put down. [This] is the exception. Reader, I was hooked… sheer joy and worthy of P.G. Wodehouse.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Excellent. I loved it from start to finish… fabulous… Wonderful… really fun… I’m thrilled that there are more books to come!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Smashing success from Mabel and Ms Wingate!… So many twists and turns in this plot, and in Mabel’s personal life as well. I just love all of the characters… 1920s London really shines as another star here.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I couldn’t put it down… Fantastic.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐