Move Your Blooming Corpse

An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery, #2

As a fan of My Fair Lady who is apt to break into song at any time, I was hesitant when I saw the first book, “Wouldn’t It Be Deadly”, knowing there was no way it would do proper justice to the characters. I was delighted to discover I couldn’t be more wrong. But on finding the sequel, “Move Your Blooming Corpse”, I figured it couldn’t measure up to the delightful romp that the first one was. Never have I been more glad to be wrong.

In “Move Your Blooming Corpse” Eliza and Henry are at the Royal Ascot, waiting to see Mr. Doolittle’s racehorse compete. As co-owner of the horse, Eliza’s father is thrown into close quarters with a cast of characters who all come under suspicion when a murder occurs during the races. Eliza and Henry must work together to find the killer before Eliza’s father becomes a victim, or even Eliza herself.

D.E. Ireland has the perfect touch when it comes to penning these wonderful books with our favorite Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, and that cross linguist, Henry Higgins. For anyone who felt sorrow at the end of My Fair Lady, because the characters didn’t end up together, hope lives on in these novels. Each book so far rings true to Eliza and Henry, while adding new layers to their background and ongoing relationship. At the end of each book, I find myself saying, “Would it be loverly” if there was another one.

Book Blurb for Move Your Blooming Corpse

In the second book from talented writing team D.E. Ireland, famous literary characters Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins once again come to life as a hilarious investigative team. Move Your Blooming Corpse explores the Edwardian racing world and the fascinating characters who people it, from jockeys to duchesses, in this delightful traditional mystery that will appeal to fans of British mysteries.

Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins are at the posh Royal Ascot, the biggest horse racing event of the season. Eliza's father is the new co-owner of a champion racehorse, and Eliza and Henry are excited to cheer the Donegal Dancer on to victory. However, their idyllic outing takes a serious turn when a victim is trampled during the Gold Cup race and someone is found murdered in the stables.

With time running out before the upcoming Eclipse Stakes, she and Higgins investigate jealous spouses, suffragettes and the colorful co-owners of the Donegal Dancer. But can they outrace the murderer, or will there be another blooming corpse at the finish line?

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2015 5.00