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Dying In The Wool

Number 1 in series

'Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers' Daily Mail

Yorkshire, 1922

Bridgestead is a quiet village. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens, except for the day when Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again. 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?

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 . . .

***Dying in the Wool is the first Kate Shackleton novel, revamped with a brand-new look. More reissues in the series coming soon.***

What readers are saying:

'Could not put this book down' *****

'An excellent start to a new series' *****

'It's a long time since I enjoyed a whodunnit/mystery novel so much' *****

'Great book to curl up with on a winters day' *****

Praise for the Kate Shackleton Series:

'The series is right up there with Miss Marple' Sunday Sport

'Delightful' People's Friend

'Frances Brody matches a heroine of free and independent spirit with a vivid evocation of time and place . . . a novel to cherish' Barry Turner, Daily Mail

'Brody's excellent mystery splendidly captures the conflicts and attitudes of the time with well-developed characters' RT Book Reviews

'Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine' Ann Granger

'Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs in a subgroup of young, female amateur detectives who survived and were matured by their wartime experiences. As self-reliant women in a society that still regards them a second-class citizens, they make excellent heroines' Literary Review

'Frances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery' Gazette & Herald

'The author keeps us highly entertained with an interesting and exciting plot, impeccably researched, and a style of writing that has the reader turning the pages eagerly to discover the truth of the mystery. Francis Brody is fast becoming "the queen of light crime fiction"' Gazette & Herald

'This is whimsical, colourful stuff and readers will warm to the entrepreneurial yet fragile Kate' Take a Break

'Refreshing and highly entertaining, especially for the winter nights' Gazette & Herald

'Delightful . . . the series is right up there with Miss Marple and the like. On top of that, the covers are fantastic, too' Weekend Sport

Portrait
Frances Brody is the author of ten mysteries featuring Kate Shackleton as well as many stories and plays for BBC Radio, scripts for television and three sagas, one of which won the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin Award. A Woman Unknown was short-listed for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her stage plays have been toured by several theatre companies and produced at Manchester Library Theatre, the Gate and Nottingham Playhouse. Jehad was nominated for a Time Out Award.Frances lived in New York for a time before studying at Ruskin College, Oxford, and reading English Literature and History at York University. She has taught in colleges, and on writing courses for the Arvon Foundation.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 368
Erscheinungsdatum 01.10.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7499-4187-1
Reihe Kate Shackleton Mysteries
Verlag Little, Brown and Company
Maße (L/B/H) 19.9/12.6/3.2 cm
Gewicht 249 g
Verkaufsrang 5120
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von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 22.06.2018
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Eine junge Kriegswitwe auf der Suche nach einer Aufgabe in einer Zeit des Umbruchs. Kate Shackleton, die mir schnell ans Herz wuchs arbeitet sich umsichtig durch den ersten Fall.

A Sympathetic Sleuth
von FiBi aus Möhnesee am 15.01.2011

It is 1922 and Kate Schackelton's husband has been missing in action for the last four years. Although considered by many to be dead, Kate is not ready to 'let him go' and has contacted anybody who saw him not long before. Besides doing this she also made an inquiry or two for others. With success for them but not for herself. ... It is 1922 and Kate Schackelton's husband has been missing in action for the last four years. Although considered by many to be dead, Kate is not ready to 'let him go' and has contacted anybody who saw him not long before. Besides doing this she also made an inquiry or two for others. With success for them but not for herself. Therefore when a former VAD, (Voluntary Aid Detachment) colleague contacts her to ask Kate to find her missing father, before her planned wedding, she agrees. This is to be her first assignment as a professional sleuth.To assist her she employs, on the recommendation of her father, an ex-policeman, Jim Sykes. They set out to seek mill owner Joshua Braithwaite, who disappeared in 1916. After being pulled out of a stream, Braithwaite is considered to be suicidal and is taken to a nearby newly opened hospital for soldiers. From here he vanished into thin air! Did Johua Braithwaite commit suicide after he left the hospital or was he murdered. Or perhaps he set off to start a new life elsewhere. Against a background of a Yorkshire mill Kate and Jim Sykes slowly unravel the mystery. But will it be a happy ending?.......Read it and see. :)