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A Woman Unknown
A Woman Unknown
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Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus Reviews), picks up a case that takes her to the refined streets of 1920s Harrogate

Not since Jacqueline Winspear has a writer captured the traditional British mystery as wonderfully as Frances Brody in her Kate Shackleton novels.  A winning combination of both intricate plotting and nostalgic post-WWI English country setting, A Medal for Murder will appeal to fans of both classic murder mysteries in the vein of Agatha Christie as well as readers of historical mystery series set in 1920s England, two popular subgenres.

As the novel opens, it's no rest for the wicked when Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to the wealthy neighborhoods of Harrogate—and murder is only one step behind.  A night at the theater should have been just what the doctor ordered, until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway. The knife sticking out of its chest definitely suggests a killer in the theatre's midst. Kate likes nothing better than a mystery—except solving it. So when a ransom note demands GBP1,000 for the safe return of the play's leading lady, Kate must piece together clues—and lure criminals out of their lairs.

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A Kate Shackleton Mystery (Volume 4)

Frances Brody

St. Martin's Press

Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus Reviews), picks up a case that takes her to the refined streets of 1920s Harrogate Not since Jacqueline Winspear...

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Murder in the Afternoon
Murder in the Afternoon
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An intricate plot in the post-WWI English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) combine in Murder in the Afternoon, an absorbing mystery.

 

Dead one minute…

 

Young Harriet and her brother Austin have always been scared of the quarry where their stone mason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they rush off quickly to look for some help.

 

Alive the next?

 

When help arrives, however, the quarry is deserted and there is no sign of the body. Were the children mistaken? Is their father not dead? Did he simply get up and run away?

 

A sinister disappearing act

 

It seems like another unusual case requiring the expertise of Kate Shackleton--and Mary Jane, the children's mother, is adamant that only she can help.  But Mary Jane is hiding something--a secret from Kate's past that raises the stakes and puts both Kate and her family at risk.


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A Kate Shackleton Mystery (Volume 3)

Frances Brody

St. Martin's Press

An intricate plot in the post-WWI English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) combine in Murder in the Afternoon, an absorbing mystery. Dead...

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A Medal for Murder
A Medal for Murder
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“Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs… They make excellent heroines.”  --Literary Review

Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus Reviews), picks up a case that takes her to the refined streets of 1920s Harrogate in A Medal for Murder

A pawn-shop robbery

It's no rest for the wicked as Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to Harrogate - and murder is only one step behind ...

A fatal stabbing

A night at the theatre should have been just what the doctor ordered, until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway. The knife sticking out of its chest definitely suggests a killer in the theatre's midst.

A ransom demand

Kate likes nothing better than a mystery - and nothing better than solving them. So when a ransom note demands £1,000 for the safe return of the play's leading lady, the refined streets of Harrogate play host to Kate's skills in piecing together clues - and luring criminals out of their lairs…

 


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A Kate Shackleton Mystery (Volume 2)

Frances Brody

St. Martin's Press

“Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs… They make excellent heroines.”  --Literary ReviewFrances Brody's...

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Dying in the Wool
Dying in the Wool
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“Well-plotted and atmospheric… Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs.”  --Literary Review

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?            But as Kate taps into the lives of the Bridgestead dwellers, she opens cracks that some would kill to keep closed…


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A Kate Shackleton Mystery (Volume 1)

Frances Brody

St. Martin's Press

“Well-plotted and atmospheric… Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs.”  --Literary Review Take one quiet...

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