Murder is in the Air: A Kate Shackleton Mystery

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Kate Shackleton finds society changing post-war for the local brewers that are fighting to regain their wealth by choosing an employee to be the face of the business. This year the employee chosen is Ruth Parnaby who invites Kate and her niece to various social events. Things get a little dicey when the drayman is found dead and someone moved the body to cover it up. When taking the case, Kate confirms the murder and the clues she uncovers seem to lead back to Ruth’s father who has a supposedly airtight alibi. Nothing thrown in her way will keep Kate from finishing the case and catching a killer.

This is a must-read for those that enjoy historical mysteries and takes you back to 1930 through fine details that accurately capture the time period. The writing is lovely and captures the mannerisms and attitude during this time. Kate Shackleton is a brilliant and independent protagonist that works as a private investigator who stands her own ground with her own company. The mystery weaves through the societal brewery scene with the murder at the center and a variety of characters as suspects. Brody knocks it out of the park yet again with the quick-wit and sharp mind of a daring PI whose voice is intelligent, witty, and clever. This is a series that just gets better with each new installment with Kate rooting herself as a sharp thinking woman that keeps people on their toes. The story is told from a first-person perspective but weaves through various characters which include Ruth Parnaby and Kate’s assistant Jim Sykes. Murder is in the Air delivers an exciting new mystery with Kate Shackleton that’s charming, humorous, accurate, and engaging.


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Author Frances Brody
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 316 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane
Publish Date 2020-Oct-06
ISBN 9781643854663
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Issue December 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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