LibraryBanner

Death at the Seaside: A Kate Shackleton Mystery

Tags:

About the Book

Nothing ever happens in August, so Kate goes off on a long-overdue holiday to Whitby to visit her friend Alma who works there as a fortune teller. She's been looking forward to a relaxing seaside sojourn, but, upon arrival, she 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 that the jeweler who advanced Felicity the thirty shillings is Jack Phillips, Alma's current gentleman friend. Kate can't help but become involved, so she goes to the jeweller's shop to get some answers. While there, she makes a horrifying discovery in the back room, and it becomes clear that her services are needed. But she's met by a wall of silence by town officials, who are keen to maintain Whitby's idyllic facade, so it's up to Kate-ably assisted by Jim Sykes and Mrs.

About the Author

Frances Brody
track author

Frances Brody's highly-praised 1920s mysteries feature clever and elegant , First World War widow turned sleuth. Missing person? Foul play suspected? Kate's your woman. For good measure, she may bring along ex-policeman, Before turning to crime, Frances wrote for radio, television and theatre, and was nominated for a Time Out Award. She published four sagas, winning the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin Award in 2006.




Item Details

Publisher:
Manufacturer:
Pages:
Publication Year:
US Salesrank: 3000000
Binding:
ISBN/UPC:
 
Pros:
 

Cons:
 

Bottom Line:
 3.5 / 5 - Good
 
Reviewed by: Brian McCulloh

Read Next Recommendation