Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cozy Review: A Woman Unknown (A Kate Shackleton Mystery)

I've finished "A Woman Unknown" the 4th book in her Kate Shackleton series by Frances Brody.

A winning combination of both intricate plotting and nostalgic post-WWI English country setting, Frances Brody's A Woman Unknown will appeal to fans of both classic murder mysteries in the vein of Agatha Christie as well as readers of historical mystery series set in 1920s England, two popular subgenres.

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.

The Murder: When a chambermaid enters Runcie's hotel room, she is shocked to find that he is alone - and dead! Suddenly Kate is thrown into the depths of an altogether more sinister investigation. Can she uncover the truth of her most complex, and personal, case to date?

About the Author

FRANCES BRODY lives in Leeds. Before turning to crime, she wrote historical sagas, winning the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin award for most regionally evocative debut saga of the millennium.

Product Details
Series: A Kate Shackleton Mystery (Book 4)
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books (February 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250037042
ISBN-13: 978-1250037046

My Review:


Thanks Minotaur Books for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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