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Death in the Stars

Longlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger

By Frances Brody

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The ninth novel in the Kate Shackleton mystery series. Imagine Miss Marple in her youth!

Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive.

During the eclipse, Selina's friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate can't help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating the deaths - and whether there is a murderer in the company.

When Selina's elusive husband Jarrod, injured in the war and subject to violent mood swings, comes back on the scene, Kate begins to imagine something far deadlier at play, and wonders just who will be next to pay the ultimate price for fame . . .

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  • ISBN: 9780349414294
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
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  • Imprint: Piatkus
an old-fashioned, good-fun murder mystery, making excellent use of its setting in variety theatre's fading years — Morning Star
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
An old-fashioned, good-fun murder mystery, making excellent use of its setting in variety theatre's fading years
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"
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