“Reminiscent of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie with a thoroughly likeable protagonist and a plot that held me to the end.” —Mignon F. Ballard, author of the Miss Dimple Kilpatrick Mystery Series
"[Dying in the Wool] introduces a refreshingly complex heroine and adds a fine feeling for the postwar period." —Kirkus Reviews
Take one quiet Yorkshire village
Bridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens…
Add a measure of mystery
Until the day that Master of the Mill Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again.
A sprinkling of scandal
Now Joshua’s daughter is getting married and wants one last attempt at finding her father. Has he run off with his mistress, or was he murdered for his mounting coffers?
And Kate Shackleton—amateur sleuth extraordinaire!
Kate Shackleton has always loved solving puzzles. So who better to get to the bottom of Joshua’s mysterious disappearance in this charming traditional mystery by Frances Brody? But as Kate taps into the lives of the Bridgestead dwellers, she opens cracks that some would kill to keep closed…
Praise for DYING IN THE WOOL:
“Well-plotted and atmospheric... Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs.” --Literary Review
“[A] winning tale.” –The Independent (UK)
“Reminiscent of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie with a thoroughly likeable protagonist and a plot that held me to the end.” --Mignon F. Ballard, author of the Miss Dimple Kilpatrick Mystery Series