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Death and the Brewery Queen

Death and the Brewery Queen

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

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

Yorkshire, 1930.

Kate Shackleton arrives at the garden party with her niece Harriet to celebrate the success of newly crowned Yorkshire Brewery Queen, Ruth Parnaby. As companion to Ruth, Harriet explores the brewery but it’s Kate who opens the wrong door, finds herself staring at the body of a brewery worker, and in danger of asphyxiation.

With the discovery of financial discrepancies, family secrets, and the lure of national success for Ruth, motives for murder, and abduction, abound. Sometimes a threat comes from the most unexpected quarter, and it’s up to Kate to fathom the mystery.

The twelfth enthralling murder mystery in the bestselling Kate Shackleton series.

Praise for Frances Brody’s Kate Shackleton series:

‘The series is right up there with Miss Marple’ Sunday Sport

‘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

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

‘Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine’ Ann Granger
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st October 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349423081

Reviews

Praise for Frances Brody:
Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers
Daily Mail
The series is right up there with Miss Marple
Sunday Sport
Brody's writing is like her central character Kate Shackleton: witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive
Ann Cleeves
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
Brody's excellent mystery splendidly captures the conflicts and attitudes of the time with well-developed characters
RT Book Reviews
Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine
Ann Granger
Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs in a subgroup of young, female amateur detectives who survived and were matured by their wartime experiences. As self-reliant women in a society that still regards them a second-class citizens, they make excellent heroines
Literary Review
Kate Shackleton is an engagingly forthright and indefatigable investigator
Irish Times
Frances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery
Gazette & Herald