Six Motives for Murder - Brackerley Prison Mysteries (Paperback)
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Six Motives for Murder - Brackerley Prison Mysteries (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 09/05/2024
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'Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers' DAILY MAIL

A charming historical mystery set in 1960s Yorkshire, starring prisoner governor and amateur sleuth Nell Lewis. This is the perfect page-turner if you love Agatha Christie and Jacqueline Winspear.
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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 Chapin dead, but the prison workforce was closest to the scene of the crime . . .

What readers are saying about Frances Brody:

'Witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive' Ann Cleeves

'A splendid heroine' Ann Granger

'Have just read the most fun book in ages. Writing is witty, funny, perfect yet not dismissive of murders at its heart' @StairwellBooks

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349431994
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 26 mm


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Praise for Frances Brody:

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

Has a charm, and mystery, all of its own - The Times

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

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

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

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“Father of the bride murdered at the wedding reception”

Three and a half stars.

This is the second in a series although it can easily be read as a standalone.

Its 1969, Amanda Chapin, daughter of local landowner Lancelot Chapin, is getting married at the lcoal church... More

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“Brody weaves together the various sub-plots beautifully”

Six Motives for Murder is the second mystery in Frances Brody’s Brackerley Prison series, set in the 1960s. Brackerly is a women’s open prison and Nell Lewis has been the governor for four months. The book starts with... More

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