Dying in the Wool (A Kate Shackleton Mystery #1) (Paperback)

By Frances Brody

Minotaur Books, 9781250013095, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 22, 2013

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MP3 CD (9/1/2010)
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Description

"Reminiscent of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie with a thoroughly likeable protagonist and a plot that held me to the end." —Mignon F. Ballard, author of the Miss Dimple Kilpatrick Mystery Series

"[Dying in the Wool] introduces a refreshingly complex heroine and adds a fine feeling for the postwar period." —Kirkus Reviews

Take one quiet Yorkshire village

Bridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens…

Add a measure of mystery

Until the day that Master of the Mill Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again.

A sprinkling of scandal

Now Joshua's daughter is getting married and wants one last attempt at finding her father. Has he run off with his mistress, or was he murdered for his mounting coffers?

And Kate Shackleton—amateur sleuth extraordinaire!

Kate Shackleton has always loved solving puzzles. So who better to get to the bottom of Joshua's mysterious disappearance in this charming traditional mystery by Frances Brody? But as Kate taps into the lives of the Bridgestead dwellers, she opens cracks that some would kill to keep closed…



About the Author

FRANCES BRODY lives in Leeds in the North of England. Before turning to crime with her first book in the Kate Shackleton series Dying in the Wool, she wrote historical sagas, winning the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin award for most regionally evocative debut saga of the millennium. Other Kate Shackleton Mysteries include Death at the Seaside, A Death in the Dales, and Murder on a Summer's Day.


Praise For Dying in the Wool (A Kate Shackleton Mystery #1)

“Well-plotted and atmospheric... Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs.” —Literary Review

“[A] winning tale.” —The Independent (UK)

“Reminiscent of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie with a thoroughly likeable protagonist and a plot that held me to the end.” —Mignon F. Ballard, author of the Miss Dimple Kilpatrick Mystery Series

“A winning heroine, a fresh and fascinating setting, richly detailed and well-woven into the plot, and a mystery that twists and tightens and twists again...” —Catriona McPherson, author of Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Blood Stains