A Death in the Dales

A Death in the Dales

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"A murder most foul When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth will never be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe... A village of secrets But it just so happens that Freda's nephew is courting the renowned amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, who decides to holiday in Langcliffe with her indomitable teenage niece, Harriet. When Harriet strikes up a friendship with a local girl whose young brother is missing, the search leads Kate to uncover another suspicious death, not to mention an illicit affair. The case of a lifetime As the present mysteries merge with the past's mistakes, Kate is thrust into the secrets that Freda left behind and realizes that this courageous woman has entrusted her with solving a murder from beyond the grave. It soon becomes clear to her that nothing in Langcliffe is quite as it appears, and with a murderer on the loose and an ever-growing roster of suspects, this isn't the holiday Kate was expecting... Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton returns in A Death in the Dales with another mystery that's sure to "hold the reader attention and make them continue reading into the small hours of the night" (York Press, UK). "--
Publisher: New York, New York : Minotaur Books, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780349406565
9781250098825
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,22 cm.

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Jan 31, 2017

First one I have read of this series. Set in the 1920s in the Yorkshire Dales with a female private investigator. Not always predictable. Brought to mind the "Kurland St. Mary" series by Catherine Lloyd and the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd.

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Nov 09, 2016

The seventh book in the Kate Shackleton series

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