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Death at the Seaside

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10th June 2021

Price: £8.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349406589

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‘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

AN IDYLLIC SEASIDE TOWN

Nothing ever happens in August, and tenacious sleuth Kate Shackleton deserves a break. Heading off for a long-overdue holiday to Whitby, she visits her school friend Alma who works as a fortune teller there.

A MISSING GIRL

Kate had been looking forward to a relaxing seaside sojourn, but upon arrival discovers that Alma’s daughter Felicity has disappeared, leaving her mother a note and the pawn ticket for their only asset: a watch-guard. What makes this more intriguing is the jeweller who advanced Felicity the thirty shillings is Jack Phillips, Alma’s current gentleman friend.

A COMPLEX MYSTERY TO SOLVE

Kate can’t help but become involved, and goes to the jeweller’s shop to get some answers. When she makes a horrifying discovery in the back room, it soon becomes clear that her services are needed. Met by a wall of silence by town officials, keen to maintain Whitby’s idyllic façade, it’s up to Kate to discover the truth behind Felicity’s disappearance.

Praise for Frances Brody’s Kate Shackleton series:

‘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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Reviews

Daily Mail
Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers.
Ann Granger
Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine.
Gazette & Herald
Frances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery.
Take a Break
This is whimsical, colourful stuff and readers will warm to the entrepreneurial yet fragile Kate.
Daily Mail
Frances Brody matches a heroine of free and independent spirit with a vivid evocation of time and place . . . a novel to cherish.