Murder In The Afternoon: Book 3 in the Kate Shackleton mysteries - Kate Shackleton Mysteries (Paperback)
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Murder In The Afternoon: Book 3 in the Kate Shackleton mysteries - Kate Shackleton Mysteries (Paperback)

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Published: 01/03/2012
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'Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers' Daily Mail

Dead one minute

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.

Alive the next?

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?

A sinister disappearing act...

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...

Praise for the Kate Shackleton series:

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

'The series is right up there with Miss Marple' Sunday Sport

'Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine' Ann Granger

'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'Daily Mail

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780749954871
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Frances Brody succeeds brilliantly. . . Her post-war world in which making any sort of living is hard grind and where an independent career woman is viewed with hostility is entirely convincing. Kate is a heroine to like and admire. . . Her further adventures are eagerly awaited - The Daily Mail

Brody's excellent mystery splendidly captures the conflicts and attitudes of the time with well-developed characters - RT Book Reviews

Reminiscent of the Golden Age mysteries, Murder in the Afternoon delivers an excellent whodunit, an atmospheric period piece, a snapshot of a bygone England and, in Kate, an appealing heroine wtih a complex past - Richmond Times Dispatch

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“Good series”

The third book in the series was very good. Brody seems to have got into her stride with this one. Like all of the books in the series all of Kate's scenes are written first person but I thought it was good that... More

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