Death at the Seaside

Death at the Seaside

Book - 2017 | First U.S. edition.
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"Frances Brody writes marvelous British mysteries, and if you haven't met the wonderful Kate Shackleton, Death at the Seaside is the perfect place to start this terrific series! Whether you are already a Brody fan or new to the Kate Shackleton series, Death at the Seaside is a mystery you just plain can't miss!" -- Charles Todd, bestselling author of the Ian Rutledge Mysteries and the Bess Crawford Mysteries

"A delightful trip through time and space to 1920s England with a heroine who would make the ladies of the Golden Age proud." --Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Royal Spyness and Molly Murphy novels

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-guard.

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 jeweler'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 façade, it's up to Kate - ably assisted by Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden - to discover the truth behind Felicity's disappearance.

And they say nothing happens in August...

Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250098856
Characteristics: 391 pages


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Dec 18, 2017

This was the first time I have read anything by Frances Brody, and was very pleasantly surprised. The story and characters were well-developed and kept my attention to the very end. I will certainly read more by this author. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries.

Oct 26, 2017

Ok story but the writing level to me seemed geared toward teens. Author gave a good sense of details of the setting for those times.

Sep 18, 2017

What was supposed to be a peaceful two weeks at the seaside becomes a murder investigation for private investigator Kate Shackleton. She's intelligent, perceptive, observant, and a woman who's ahead of her time. Set in England during the 1920's, this is a murder mystery with historical perspective.

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