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Six Motives for Murder

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349431994

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 9th November 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Yorkshire, 1969. Nell Lewis is four months into her new role as governor of HMP Brackerley when the prison takes on a catering contract for Brackerley village’s wedding of the year.

Almost all the female inmates are delighted to be involved in the celebrations, though Linda is desperate to avoid the event in case she is spotted, photographed, and once more appears on the front pages of the gutter press.

During the wedding reception, one of the inmates discovers the father of the bride, Mr Chapin, stabbed to death behind the marquee.

The murder shocks the close-knit village and police enlist Nell’s help to solve the mystery. There are multiple suspects at the wedding, all with strong motives for wanting Mr Chaplain dead, but the prison workforce was closest to the scene of the crime . . .

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Brody's writing is like her central character Kate Shackleton: witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive
Ann Cleeves
Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine
Ann Granger
Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers
Daily Mail
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
People's Friend
With a competent, dynamic and likeable heroine, and an environment packed with stories great and small, it's hard to see how this series would fail
Morning Star
Praise for Frances Brody:
Has a charm, and mystery, all of its own
The Times

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