‘Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers’ Daily MailA pawn-shop robberyIt’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 stabbingA 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 demandKate likes nothing better than solving mysteries. So when a ransom note demands GBP1,000 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 . . .
***A Medal For Murder is the second Kate Shackleton novel, revamped with a brand-new look. More reissues in the series coming soon.***What readers are saying:’I enjoyed book two as much as book one and now reading book three. That says it all’ *****’Highly enjoyable and ideal for cosy mystery readers’ *****’Best book in the Kate Shackleton series so far’ ***** ‘An excellent story well paced that keeps the reader turning pages. One of those unable-to-put down books. Highly recommended’ *****’I could lose myself in the whole set if time allowed’ *****Praise for the Kate Shackleton Series:’The series is right up there with Miss Marple’ Sunday Sport’Delightful’ People’s Friend’Frances Brody matches a heroine of free and independent spirit with a vivid evocation of time and place . . . a novel to cherish’ Barry Turner, Daily Mail’Brody’s excellent mystery splendidly captures the conflicts and attitudes of the time with well-developed characters’ RT Book Reviews’Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine’ Ann Granger’Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs in a subgroup of young, female amateur detectives who survived and were matured by their wartime experiences. As self-reliant women in a society that still regards them a second-class citizens, they make excellent heroines’ Literary Review’Frances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery’ Gazette & Herald’The author keeps us highly entertained with an interesting and exciting plot, impeccably researched, and a style of writing that has the reader turning the pages eagerly to discover the truth of the mystery. Francis Brody is fast becoming ‘the queen of light crime fiction” Gazette & Herald’This is whimsical, colourful stuff and readers will warm to the entrepreneurial yet fragile Kate’ Take a Break’Refreshing and highly entertaining, especially for the winter nights’ Gazette & Herald’Delightful . . . the series is right up there with Miss Marple and the like. On top of that, the covers are fantastic, too’ Weekend Sport