Death of an Avid Reader (Kate Shackleton Mysteries #6) (Hardcover)

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An intricate plot set in the 1920s English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) Kate Shackleton make Death of an Avid Reader an absorbing 6th installment in this mystery, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Agatha Christie.

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...

About the Author

FRANCES BRODY lives in Leeds. She is the author of the Kate Shackleton mystery series, starting with Dying in the Wool, A Medal for Murder, and Murder in the Afternoon. Before turning to crime, she wrote historical sagas, winning the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin Award for most regionally evocative debut saga of the millennium.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250067395
ISBN-10: 1250067391
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Kate Shackleton Mysteries (Hardcover)