Frances Brody is a pseudonym for Frances McNeil, scriptwriter, playwright, author of four novels and winner of the Elizabeth Elgin Award for best new saga of the millennium. Her stage plays have been toured by several theater companies with Jehad nominated for a Time Out Award. A Medal for Murder is one of her latest books released by Minotaur books.
A Brief Summary:
A pawn-shop robbery- It’s no rest for the wicked as Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to Harrogate – and murder is only one step behind …
A fatal stabbing- A night at the theatre should have been just what the doctor ordered, until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway. The knife sticking out of its chest definitely suggests a killer in the theatre’s midst. A ransom demand- Kate likes nothing better than a mystery – and nothing better than solving them. So when a ransom note demands GBP 1,000 for the safe return of the play’s leading lady, the refined streets of Harrogate play host to Kate’s skills in piecing together clues – and luring criminals out of their lairs …
If you are looking for a book that brings back the memories of the novels by the authors of the golden age of mystery, then you might want to check out stories by Frances Brody. In a way, her books are a combination of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers in terms of style. The female sleuth being featured in this series, Kate Shackleton, is an interesting character and the historical details of the era in which the series is based on is elaborated sufficiently.
Overall, the readers who prefer mysteries with a bit of classic feel to them, will like this book.
Our Rating: 3.8
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