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