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Frances Brody

by Sandra Murphy



Kate Shackleton is a private investigator, an unusual occupation for a woman in 1927 Yorkshire. She’s approached by famous singer Selina Fellini who asks Kate to arrange for a plane to take her and her friend comedian Billy Moffatt to the best place to see the eclipse, and would Kate come along because Selina has a feeling something might go wrong. Kate knows Selina has any number of people who could find transportation for her, so there must be more to the story.

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Fall Mystery Catch-Up

IN THE November 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



Death, Taxes, and a Shotgun Wedding: A Tara Holloway Novel by Diane Kelly, A Room with a Brew: A Brewing Trouble Mystery by Joyce Tremel, Death on Tap: A Sloan Krause Mystery by Ellie Alexander, Whispers of Warning: A Change of Fortune Mystery by Jessica Estevao, Death at the Seaside: Kate Shackleton series by Frances Brody, and The Essence of Malice: Amory Ames series by Ashley Weaver.

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by Sharon Tucker


It’s just after World War I (1914-1918) in Yorkshire, and former volunteer nurse Kate Shackleton has discovered that she has skills. Her husband has been missing in action since the last year of the war, 1918, and although her efforts to find him have been unsuccessful so far, she has helped other families locate missing husbands and fathers by having “a police officer father, a poke-your-beak-in persistence, and an eye for detail.”

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by Sandra Murphy


Lady Jane Coulton has requested the assistance of Kate Shackleton, former nurse and now detective, in a delicate matter. Years ago, Lady Jane had a baby who was given up for adoption. Now that she’s ill and dying, Lady Jane would like to meet her daughter. She had word of the girl for a few years, but after the war (1911) she lost touch with the adopting family.

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