Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody
(Kate Shackleton Mysteries)

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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…


About Frances Brody

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FRANCES BRODY lives in Leeds. Before turning to crime, she wrote historical sagas, winning the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin award for most regionally evocative debut saga of the millennium.
Published February 14, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 368 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A World War I widow takes up sleuthing.

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Publishers Weekly

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Amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, whose usual avocation is searching for servicemen who went missing during the Great War, faces a tight deadline in Brody’s stately second English historical (after 2010

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Mysterious Reviews

Someone clearly doesn't want Kate poking about in the past and is willing to kill to prevent the truth from being known.Like many first in series, Dying in the Wool is primarily about introducing the lead character.

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