Murder at Madame Tussauds by Jim Eldridge: 4****

Murder at Madame Tussauds by Jim Eldridge

This is now my 3rd book that I have read in Jim Eldrige’s Museum Mystery series, and once again the author has delivered a highly entertaining, fast-paced and enjoyable mystery, this time involving Madam Tussauds Wax Museum in London. The author has a great pairing of former Scotland Yard Detective, Daniel Wilson, along with his now fiancee Abigail Fenton, a world renown Archeologist. Together these two have been solving mysteries surrounding murders at some of Englands most well-known museum. Here they are called into the case by the owner of the wax museum, much to the dismay of the higher ups at Scotland Yard, who are angry and yet jealous of the publicity and credit that the “Museum Detectives” receive instead of Scotland Yard.
Here we have the beheading death of a night watchman at Madam Tussauds, and the official investigation leads in one direction, while Wilson and Fenton do not buy the official investigation. Oh, we have multiple murders of folks with connections to the “Wax Business” along with a string of high profile banks being broken into and robbed of most in their safe deposit boxes. Are the cases connected and, if so, how are they related since nothing seems to make sense.
A rollicking good tale filled with a lot of background on Madam Tussaud, the wax museum business, Florence Nightingale and a host of characters that keep you guessing until the very end.
If you like historical mysteries, and page-turning books that keep you up at night, then this is the author for you, and Murder at Madame Tussauds is a perfect book for you.

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