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Murder is in the air : a Kate Shackleton mystery / Frances Brody.

Brody, Frances, (author.).

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"North Yorkshire, 1930. It's the season for warm and spirited countryside celebrations. Ever since the war, pubs have been in the doldrums, and in an attempt to promote and breathe new life back into the business, brewers select a charismatic employee as local queen--to be the face of their industry. And this year's queen, wages clerk Ruth Parnaby, has invited the ever intrepid Kate Shackleton and her niece Harriet to accompany her on public engagements at a garden party thrown in her honor. But when Ruth leads children to the stables for pony rides, the drayman is missing, later found in the last place imaginable--the fermentation room, deceased. What looked to be a simple case of asphyxiation in the dangerous fermentation room is quickly clarified by the pathologist as murder--the drayman was already dead before he was taken into the room. Someone was looking to cover it up. The horse dealer who sold the pony to the drayman comes under suspicion, but more and more Ruth's nasty father, Slater Parnaby's strong motive to dissuade his daughter from any festivities lingers in Kate's mind, despite his having an alibi. The case is muddy, at best, and it's going to take Kate at her keenest to decipher the truth"-- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC BRODY (Text) 33892100707745 Adult New Books Book None 11/12/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643854663
  • ISBN: 1643854666
  • Physical Description: 316 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First North American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-316).
Summary, etc.:
"North Yorkshire, 1930. It's the season for warm and spirited countryside celebrations. Ever since the war, pubs have been in the doldrums, and in an attempt to promote and breathe new life back into the business, brewers select a charismatic employee as local queen--to be the face of their industry. And this year's queen, wages clerk Ruth Parnaby, has invited the ever intrepid Kate Shackleton and her niece Harriet to accompany her on public engagements at a garden party thrown in her honor. But when Ruth leads children to the stables for pony rides, the drayman is missing, later found in the last place imaginable--the fermentation room, deceased. What looked to be a simple case of asphyxiation in the dangerous fermentation room is quickly clarified by the pathologist as murder--the drayman was already dead before he was taken into the room. Someone was looking to cover it up. The horse dealer who sold the pony to the drayman comes under suspicion, but more and more Ruth's nasty father, Slater Parnaby's strong motive to dissuade his daughter from any festivities lingers in Kate's mind, despite his having an alibi. The case is muddy, at best, and it's going to take Kate at her keenest to decipher the truth"-- from book jacket.
Subject: Shackleton, Kate (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women private investigators > England > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Brewers > Fiction.
Breweries > England > Fiction.
Beauty contestants > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Betrayal > Fiction.
Nineteen thirties > Fiction.
Yorkshire (England) > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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