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Death and the Brewery Queen

Death and the Brewery Queen

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

‘Brody’s writing is like her central character Kate Shackleton: witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive’ Ann Cleeves

A call for help

It’s the spring of 1930 and Private Investigator Kate Shackleton responds to a call for help from the owner of Barleycorn Brewery in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The brewery’s books don’t add up, but when the one employee who may know what’s really going on meets with a fatal accident, Kate’s investigation intensifies.

A second body

On the day of the brewery garden party, amidst celebrations for the newly crowned Yorkshire Brewery Queen, Kate opens the wrong door and finds herself staring at another body – and in danger of asphyxiation.

A secret to die for

It’s clear there are secrets somebody would kill to keep buried. And with the Brewey Queen’s growing reputation bringing Barlycorn further into the spotlight, Kate’s wit, skill and passion for truth are tested to the limits.

The twelfth enthralling murder mystery in the bestselling Kate Shackleton series.

Praise for Frances Brody’s Kate Shackleton series:

‘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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 29th October 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349423098

Reviews

Praise for Frances Brody:
Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers
Daily Mail
The series is right up there with Miss Marple
Sunday Sport
Brody's writing is like her central character Kate Shackleton: witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive
Ann Cleeves
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
Kate Shackleton is an engagingly forthright and indefatigable investigator
Irish Times
Frances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery
Gazette & Herald