Murder in the Afternoon: A Kate Shackleton Mystery

Author(s): Frances Brody

Crime & Thrillers

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 scarper quick smart and 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. But for Kate this is one case where surprising family ties makes it her most dangerous - and delicate - yet ...


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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 This is whimsical, colourful stuff and readers will warm to the entrepreneurial yet fragile Kate Take a Break Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine Ann Granger Kate Shackleton is a delightful leading character. The flavour of post First World War England is beautifully portrayed. An enjoyable and gripping mystery story An excellent read. The characterisation is strong and convincing and the sense of period well conveyed Mystery Women Dying in the Wool is a delightful book. It's everything I hoped it would be for a cosy mystery... Kate Shackleton is a wonderful character Book Chick City Refreshing and highly entertaining, especially for the winter nights Gazette and Herald The exceptional and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series Mystery Women

Frances Brody is a pseudonym for Frances McNeil, scriptwriter, playwright, author of four novels and winner of the Elizabeth Elgin Award for best new saga of the millennium. Her stage plays have been toured by several theatre companies with Jehad nominated for a Time Out Award.

General Fields

  • : 9780749954871
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Piatkus Books
  • : January 2012
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 400
  • : Frances Brody
  • : Paperback