Frances Brody - Murder In The Afternoon - Little, Brown Book Group

Murder In The Afternoon

Number 3 in series

By Frances Brody

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The third fantastically quirky crime novel featuring amateur sleuth extraordinare Kate Shackleton

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 . . .

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  • ISBN: 9780748123742
  • Publication date: 01 Sep 2011
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  • Imprint: Piatkus
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