Dying in the Wool (Kate Shackleton Series #1)

Dying in the Wool (Kate Shackleton Series #1)

by Frances Brody
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Dying in the Wool (Kate Shackleton Series #1) by Frances Brody

"Well-plotted and atmospheric… Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs." --Literary Review

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? But as Kate taps into the lives of the Bridgestead dwellers, she opens cracks that some would kill to keep closed…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429950954
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 02/14/2012
Series: Kate Shackleton Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 23,663
File size: 437 KB

About the Author

Frances Brody lives in the North of England, where she was born and grew up. Frances started her writing life in radio, with many plays and short stories broadcast by the BBC. She has also written for television and theatre. Before turning to crime, she wrote sagas, winning the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin award for most regionally evocative debut saga of the millennium.


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.

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Dying in the Wool 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
This is another well researched and written historical novel. The details enrich the storyline without bogging it down. The main character is a resourceful young woman, widowed by the war. She has gotten a reputation for her skill at finding lost people. This started by trying to help find missing soldiers so their families could have closure. Not incidentally, she could use that. Her husband is missing and presumed dead. Remember the old saying: "Be careful what you ask for?" Her friend might wish she had thought of that before asking Kate to find her missing father. Sometimes it really is better not to know.
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Will buy more
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