Krystyna Green, publishing director of Constable, writes:
For all you new Dahlia fans out there, the wait for their next outing is a short one as Katy Watson’s A Very Lively Murder comes hot on the heels of The Three Dahlias! So your favourite sleuths are back for another murder mystery – this time Rosalind, Caro and Posy are on the set of The Lady Detective movie… so once again, we have the three Dahlias reunited — and a whole cast of suspects when things start to go awry during filming and the bodies start to mount up on set. And this time, with a storm raging, the river flooded and the bridge washed away, it’s up to The Three Dahlias to stop a murderer in their tracks and solve the case before the police are able to turn up!
Katy Watson is just so clever in the way she has created the vibe of a Golden Age mystery and has transplanted it into a contemporary setting. It really works, especially with the devise of the brilliant ‘bridge’ she uses of the original author’s books linking each chapter. If you’ve not come across Rosalind, Caro and Posy, now is your chance to discover why so many readers have totally fallen in love with them!