Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cozy Review: Murder in the Afternoon (Kate Shackleton)

I've finished "Murder in the Afternoon" by Kate Shackleton.

An intricate plot in the post-WWI English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) combine in Murder in the Afternoon, an absorbing mystery perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Agatha Christie.

Dead one minute

Young Harriet and her brother Austin have always been scared of the quarry where their stone mason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they rush off quickly to look for some help.

Alive the next?

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?

A sinister disappearing act

It seems like another unusual case requiring the expertise of Kate Shackleton -- and Mary Jane, the children's mother, is adamant that only she can help. But Mary Jane is hiding something -- a secret from Kate's past that raises the stakes and puts both Kate and her family at risk.

Product Details
Series: Kate Shackleton (Book 3)
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books (February 11, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250037026
ISBN-13: 978-1250037022

My Review:

Kate's older sister introduces herself to Kate and needs her help in solving her husband's missing body.  She also meets her birth mother, niece and nephew.

I really like the strong relationship that Kate has with her adoptive mother and how it helps her during the case.


Thanks St. Martin's Press for sending this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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