5 Stars - Amazon Reviewer
Our intrepid duo, Belinda Lawrence and Hazel Whitby have landed back at Belinda's parents home in Melbourne, Australia. Well actually Eastern Melbourne to be correct. Belinda is healing her heart after breaking off her engagement.
During an afternoon of reflection for Belinda and shopping for Hazel, Belinda happens upon an showing at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Fascinated she heads towards a historic display showing parts of films, cameras, projection units etc.
Hearing her name hailed, Belinda turns to find an old school mate. Although rather annoying, Bridie is thrilled to find Belinda. Belinda, at loose ends, accepts an invitation from Bridie for herself and Hazel to attend a classic film society's gathering that evening.
The three ladies receive more than refreshments and a film showing...they are embroiled in a murder of no less than the owner of the house they are gathered in. Hazel and Belinda begin to take charge and off we go to solve the crime.
This novel takes us back into the history of cinematography in Australia. The author reminds us how far the industry has come since the nineteenth century. Names of famous old stars and productions come alive once more and add a dimension to the book that I didn't expect and was enchanted by.
The murder is...well, you will have to find out for yourselves as I am one reviewer who never gives away the five 'W's.' I will say I was still solving out the last W way near the ending. Exactly as Mr. clearly planned.
This is a book that will keep you turning the pages. Enjoy!