Kate Shackleton Mysteries
Books in series8
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  • 1
    Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody

    Dying in the Wool

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Sandra Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Glad I tried this author's work!

    I enjoyed the clever story, the social history and the excellent narration. I will download further titles in the series. I thoroughly recommend other..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 January 2017 by Caroline Adams ()
  • 2
    A Medal for Murder | Frances Brody

    A Medal for Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
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    (38)
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    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.

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  • 3
    Murder in the Afternoon | Frances Brody

    Murder in the Afternoon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
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    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?

    Thoroughly enjoyable

    I really enjoy the fact that the story is set in the West Riding, and also that it evokes the period just after the first world war. The story runs a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 May 2017 by fotini ()
  • 4
    A Woman Unknown | Frances Brody

    A Woman Unknown

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
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    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.

    Gentle Enjoyment

    Being from the West Riding I love the Kate Shackleton stories with their references to places I know so well, some of which have Jong disappeared. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 May 2017 by fotini ()
  • 5
    Murder on a Summer's Day | Frances Brody

    Murder on a Summer's Day

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (31)
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    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 of her best

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

    Reviewed on 05 August 2016 by Adrianne ()
  • 6
    Death of an Avid Reader | Frances Brody

    Death of an Avid Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    Overall
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    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.

    Thoroughly Enjoyyable

    I love these Kate Shackleton books. As I am Yorkshire born and bred it is a delight to have a female detective based in my county with the bonus of su..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 May 2017 by fotini ()
  • 7
    A Death in the Dales | Frances Brody

    A Death in the Dales

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Decent whodoneit but nothing exciting.

    This is the third Frances Brody book I've listened to so I suppose I would listen to another. I really like Anne Dover's narration but her Scottish ac..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 June 2017 by Debbie Rowe ()
  • 8
    Death at the Seaside | Frances Brody

    Death at the Seaside

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
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    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.

    Mrs Shackleton seems a bit tired

    I just love these 1920's stories about Mrs Shackleton, private detective, and her side kick Mr Sykes, sleuthing in my home county of West Yorkshire...Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 August 2017 by fotini ()