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    • A Snapshot of Murder

    • Kate Shackleton Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yorkshire, 1928. Indomitable sleuth Kate Shackleton is taking a well-deserved break from her detective work and indulging in her other passion: photography. When her local Photographic Society proposes an outing, Kate jumps at the chance to visit Haworth and Stanbury, in the heart of Brontë country, the setting for Wuthering Heights. But when an obnoxious member of their party is murdered, the group is thrown into disarray. Is the murderer amongst them, or did the loud-mouthed Tobias have more enemies than they might have imagined? 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Murder on a Summer's Day

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of her best

    • By Adrianne on 05-08-16

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    • Death of an Avid Reader

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Kate Shackleton's sterling reputation for courageous sleuthing attracts the attention of the venerable Lady Coulton. Hidden in her past is a daughter born out of wedlock and given up to a different family. Now Lady Coulton is determined to find her and puts Kate on the case. But as Kate delves deeper into Lady Coulton's past, she soon finds herself thrust into a scandal much closer to home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyyable

    • By fotini on 24-05-17

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    • Dying in the Wool

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Sandra Hunt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Take one quiet Yorkshire Village, add a measure of mystery, a sprinkling of scandal and Kate Shackleton - amateur sleuth extraordinaire! Bridgestead is a quiet village: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens...except for the day when Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glad I tried this author's work!

    • By Caroline Adams on 23-01-17

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    • Death in the Stars

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive. During the eclipse, Selina's friend and costar Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate can't help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year.

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    • Murder in the Afternoon

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Young Harriet and her brother, Austin, have always been scared of the quarry where their stonemason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they scarper quick smart and look for some help. When help arrives, however, the quarry is deserted, and there is no sign of the body. Were the children mistaken? Is their father not dead? Did he simply get up and run away?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By fotini on 16-05-17

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    • A Death in the Dales

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 49
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      5 out of 5 stars 45
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      5 out of 5 stars 45

    When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth will never be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe. But it just so happens that Freda's nephew is courting the renowned amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, who decides to holiday in Langcliffe with her indomitable teenage niece, Harriet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gets better and better and better

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-18

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    • A Medal for Murder

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    A Pawnshop Robbery: It's no rest for the wicked as Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawnshop 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 be just what the doctor ordered - until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story

    • By KateS on 18-02-18

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    • A Woman Unknown

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    The Woman Unknown: Deirdre Fitzpatrick is married to a man who wants to know where she really goes when supposedly taking care of her sick mother and calls on the expertise of Kate Shackleton, amateur sleuth extraordinaire, to investigate. The Gentleman: Everett Runcie is a banker facing ruin and disgrace. His American heiress wife will no longer pay for his mistakes or tolerate his infidelity and is seeking a divorce.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening

    • By HelenM on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Death at the Seaside

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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 jeweller who advanced Felicity the 30 shillings is Jack Phillips, Alma's current gentleman friend.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mrs Shackleton seems a bit tired

    • By fotini on 01-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sixpence in Her Shoe

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In working-class Leeds in the 1920s, Jess is starting on her journey through life. Growing up in the aftermath of the Great War, she is torn between her downtrodden father and her cantankerous, ambitious mother. After a disastrous spell as housekeeper to the local priest, she works happily in the office of her uncle's shoe factory and falls in love with her childhood sweetheart, Wilf.

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    • Sisters on Bread Street

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Margaret Sircom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Leeds, 1914. Sisters Julia and Margaret Wood are struggling to rise above devastating poverty while the threat of war looms large over their community. Angry feelings about foreigners have reached a boiling point; their German-Jewish father's search for work proves hopeless, leaving entrepreneurial Julia to keep the family afloat by hawking homemade pies on the streets of Leeds.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Halfpenny Dreams

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Previously published as Sisters of Fortune. Sophie and Rosa Moran are born into a working-class family struggling to rise above poverty. Their father is a lowly employee at Thackreys' Bank, a powerful family-run concern. Sophie and her sister first come into contact with the Thackrey family - especially young Lydia - as children through their father's job. In spite of the social differences between them, they form an enduring friendship.

    Regular price: £19.99