The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn (Hardback)Kate High (author)
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'Animal lovers will delight' Ann Granger
'A real treat . . . I loved it. Cats, dogs, murder and a credible and relatable heroine' Barbara Nadel
Clarice Beech has two passions in life: animal rescue and Detective Inspector Rick Beech. She is devoted to the first but she and Rick have been separated for the past six months - life without him is hard.
Clarice shares her other love, for contemporary ceramics, with the charming Lady Vita Fayrepoynt. When Vita's adopted three-legged ginger cat Walter disappears from Weatherby Hall Clarice is called in to find him. Walter, snug in an old barn, is quite well. But his discovery ends with Clarice in hospital, and Rose Miller, late of the Old Vicarage in the morgue. There is nothing natural about Rose's death...
Putting their differences aside, Clarice and Rick are drawn together to try to understand the murder that has shaken the rural Lincolnshire community. As she explores Rose's past Clarice is pulled into a shady world of blackmail, scams and violence. And as the secrets of Weatherby Hall and the Fayrepoynt family threaten to spill out Clarice finds friendships tested, and her own life at risk.
A debut mystery set in the Lincolnshire Wolds, featuring an amateur detective who mixes sleuthing with her other great love: animal rescue. The perfect classic crime mystery for fans of Ann Granger, M. C. Beaton and Caroline Graham's Midsomer Murders.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 36 mm
A real treat. Cosy but not cosy, I loved it. Cats, dogs, murder, a credible and relatable heroine and a landscape that is new to me -- Barbara Nadel, author of the Inspector Ikmen mysteries
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