St. Martins Griffin Fall 2017 by Macmillan

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min o taur bookssept emb e r 2017 death of an avid reader a kate shackleton mystery frances brody frances brody s “refreshingly complex heroine” kirkus reviews tackles yet another case an intricate plot in the post-wwi english countryside and frances brody s refreshingly complex heroine kirkus make for absorbing 6th installment in this mystery perfect for fans of jacqueline winspear and agatha christie fi ction m ys t e ry detective t rad ition al minotaur books 9/12/2017 9781250067500 $16.99 $23.99 can trade paperback 368 pages carton qty 24 8.3 in h 5.5 in w subrights uk rights piatkus translation rights luxton harris other available formats hardcover isbn 9781250067395 ebook isbn 9781466875708 m ar keting email marketing campaign promotion on criminalelement.com library marketing campaign author website francesbrody.com the search for a daughter lady coulton gave up the baby that would have ruined her marriage born when lord coulton was abroad now that her husband is dying she asks kate to find sophia a haunted library it is forty years since the ghost of a dead librarian haunted the old library yet the stories have begun again kate does not believe in ghosts but obligingly takes part in a ceremony to expel the restless spirit shockingly there is a body in the basement strangled and covered in dusty volumes from a fallen bookcase it is dr potter a mathematician a killer on the loose dr potter’s body is taken away the police find a sick man sheltering in the basement he is an italian umberto an organ grinder and owner of a lively capuchin monkey umberto becomes the prime suspect and will be charged with murder kate goes with umberto to the infirmary but he is too weak to be a suspect and now kate must set out to find the real culprit pr a i se brody has the style of the classic british cozy down pat —kirkus reviews “i have enjoyed all five kate shackleton books but this is the best so far frances brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers.” —daily mail “this is a well written engaging story easy to read and positively breathing the atmosphere of its setting and time don’t be put off if you’ve not met kate before this is almost the perfect stand-alone with enough references to enable you to fill in the background for yourself i’m impressed and off to explore kate’s earlier cases if they’re as good as this they’ll be well worth the effort!” —crime review frances brody is the author of the kate shackleton mysteries she 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 theater before turning to crime she wrote sagas winning the harpercollins elizabeth elgin award for most regionally evocative debut saga of the millennium 32