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Murder on a Summer's Day Audiobook

Murder on a Summer's Day

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Publisher's Summary

When amateur sleuth detective Kate Shackleton receives a dawn telephone call from her cousin, James, his news soon snaps Kate into wakefulness. The India office seek her on-the-spot help in finding a maharajah last seen on the Bolton Abbey estate. He has with him a hugely valuable diamond.

Investigative successes and good family connections put Kate in the highly trusted category. Perceived as 'establishment', Kate feels like an outsider in her sympathies. One thing she is sure of: her own skills and insights. Qualities that she is sure will help her unravel the latest disappearance on that fateful summer's day....

©2013 Frances McNeil (P)2013 Magna Large Print Books

What the Critics Say

"Elegantly written." (Independent)

"Well, it's brilliant." (The Bookbag)

"There are shades of [Agatha] Christie in Brody's popular 1920s series featuring amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton." (Rutland Times)

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    Adrianne 05/08/2016
    Adrianne 05/08/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "one of her best"

    love it, much better than the last book, narrator was excellent as always.much better story line.

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    Ygraine 19/02/2017
    Ygraine 19/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Kate Shackleton does it again."

    Frances Brody has a lovy turn of phrase and sn entertainingly dry wit. This story combines so many strands, sunset of empire, cultural differences between poor and rich English and Indian and also the delightful tension between capable women and an establishment finding convenience in underestimating and undermining them. The story twists and turns so there is never a dull moment and Kate Dove gives a wonderful performance. Her voice reels you in from the start and her characters are delightfully convincing! i've already downloaded the next one.

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    Claire Kendall-Price 12/01/2018 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Book. Best in the Series so Far"

    Full of description, and a thoroughly consuming storyline. Couldn't stop listening. Finished in 1.5 days.

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    Diane Curtis 07/01/2018
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    "Recommended"

    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes detective stories and a step back in time. The story was good and interesting. A perfect ‘next in series’ novel. Kate is a great character, I love her diversity and her courage. I find her a refreshing change to the more gory and forensic modern day detectives. Anne Dover is an excellent narrator and therefore very easy to listen to. I’m definitely going to the next one in the series.

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    An interesting plot with a lot of twists and turns. It kept my interest and was well read.

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