Review; Murder Most Festive by Ada Moncrieff

Recently I read the Christmas-themed mystery novel Murder Most Festive by Ada Moncrieff and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
It's Christmas at Westbury Manor and amateur detective Hugh Gaveston must unravel a fiendish mystery...

Christmas Eve, 1938. The Westbury family and assorted friends have gathered for another legendary celebration at their beautiful country house. The champagne flows, the silverware sparkles and upstairs the rooms are ready for their occupants.

But one bed will lie empty that night. On Christmas morning, David Campbell-Scott is found dead in the snow. There's a pistol beside him and only one set of footprints.

Yet something doesn't seem right to amateur sleuth Hugh Gaveston. Campbell-Scott had just returned from overseas with untold wealth - why would he kill himself? Hugh sets out to investigate...

My Thoughts on the Book
Murder Most Festive was a fun and engaging locked room mystery with several interesting character and the book also plays a bit on various tropes from the golden age of crime (fiction). Another thing I liked about Murder Most Festive was the writing style of the author. It might be a light and entertaining read, but it's worth picking up nontheless.


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