London, 1896. Private Investigators Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton are hired by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. A new nightwatchman, Eric, is found dead with his head caught off. He is posed in the museum’s French Revolution guillotine exhibit. His security team partner, Walter, is missing. The bumbling police decide on an obvious conclusion to the Murder at Madame Tussauds. They assume that Walter killed Eric and left town. But Daniel and Abigail think something more complicated is at play here. Could a recent string of bank robberies be related?
I really enjoyed the build-up of the case when Daniel and Abigail were investigating Eric and Walter. But then the plot slowed down considerably until the rousing conclusion. For that reason, Murder at Madame Tussauds is not my favorite book in this series. I liked the last book, Murder at the Natural History Museum, much more. For this entry, 3 stars.
Thanks to Allison & Busby and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.