Kate Shackleton #8
On Sale: September 12, 2017
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Mystery Historical | Mystery Woman Sleuth
Frances Brody returns with an intricate, absorbing plot
while capturing the atmosphere and language of 1920s
England in the eighth book of her cozy mystery series.
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. 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-
What makes this more intriguing is the jeweler who
advanced Felicity the thirty shillings is Jack Phillips,
Alma's current gentleman friend.
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 becomes clear
that her services are needed. Met by a wall of silence by
town officials, keen to maintain Whitby's idyllic faÃ§ade,
it's up to Kate - ably assisted by Jim Sykes and Mrs
Sugden - to discover the truth behind Felicity's
And they say nothing happens in August...
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