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Murder In The Afternoon: Book 3 in the Kate Shackleton mysteries

Frances Brody

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

The third fantastically quirky crime novel featuring amateur sleuth extraordinare Kate Shackleton

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.

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?

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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Praise for Murder In The Afternoon: Book 3 in the Kate Shackleton mysteries

  • 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 writing. . .is exceptional and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series - Mystery Women

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Frances Brody

Frances Brody is the author of twelve Kate Shackleton mysteries and three historical novels. Frances began her writing career in radio and has also written for theatre and television. Her novel Sisters on Bread Street won the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin Award. A Woman Unknown was shortlisted 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.

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