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Gavels, Tinsel and murder

A charity ball.  A dead guest.  Can an amateur sleuth solve the case or will it ruin Christmas for ever?

Aspiring antiques expert, Dotty Sayers, is excited about organising a ball in a Cotswold country house.  When a lecture on modern art leads to a kiss under the mistletoe she thinks all her Christmases have come at once.  But her festive cheer turns sour when a partygoer is found dead on the dance floor.

The police ask Dotty to find a stolen painting, but as she struggles to distinguish forgeries from masterpieces, she becomes wrapped up in the murder investigation.  When this amateur detective starts discovering her colleagues’ buried secrets, she wonders if she can continue her search for the truth and face the Yuletide music.

Can Dotty put aside her personal feelings and herald a murderer?

Gavels, Tinsel and Murder is the fourth book in the charming Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series.  If you like to eat, drink and be merry with a group of engaging characters, then you’ll be entertained by Victoria Tait’s festive tale.

Christmas comes but once a year so buy Gavels, Tinsel and Murder today!

📖 What Readers have to say

“If you love British cozies, this is the book for you!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Bookbub Reviewer

“Victoria Tait’s writing is extremely entertaining from descriptive language and banter illustrating multi-generational personalities. But, it’s Dotty I love! … This cozy is a top contender for my Best of 2022!”  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  King’s River Life

“Once I began this entrancing cozy mystery with murder I wasn’t able to put it down until I had reached the unexpected and climatic conclusion.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Reviewer

“There are highs and lows as well as fun and twists along with some new friends to make and secrets that get revealed and I absolutely loved it!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Bookbub Reviewer

“There is a very surprising finish when the culprit is revealed. A Great Read and very enjoyable.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Bookbub Reviewer

“A tricky and intricate case … definitely a surprising culprit but a wonderfully captivating mystery!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Bookbub Reviewer

“This book has some strong emotions as the people in the art world and Dotty’s circle of friends reel. How will this Christmas turn from loss, to joy and celebration?  Read it. You will be happily surprised. Tait’s writing never disappoints, and her stories and characters just grow richer and better.”  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jackie at Words and Reviews

“Excellent storytelling. The mystery … kept me guessing till the end. The killer’s identity was a huge shocker – I had to read it twice to make sure I read it right. Gosh! That hit me like a freight train!!!”  The Book Decoder