Death at the Seaside

Death at the Seaside: Book 8 in the Kate Shackleton mysteries

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 06/10/2016
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Death at the Seaside
Sun, sea and a blood-soaked body
After enjoying my first foray into the world of Frances Brody and her 1920 sleuth Kate Shackleton I was very much looking forward to this next adventure. ... READ MORE
Jane E Skudder


'Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers' Daily Mail

'Brody's writing is like her central character Kate Shackleton: witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive' Ann Cleeves


Nothing ever happens in August, and tenacious sleuth Kate Shackleton deserves a break. Heading off for a long-overdue holiday to Whitby, she visits her school friend Alma who works as a fortune teller there.


Kate had been looking forward to a relaxing seaside sojourn, but upon arrival discovers that Alma's daughter Felicity has disappeared, leaving her mother a note and the pawn ticket for their only asset: a watch-guard. What makes this more intriguing is the jeweller who advanced Felicity the thirty shillings is Jack Phillips, Alma's current gentleman friend.


Kate can't help but become involved, and goes to the jeweller's shop to get some answers. When she makes a horrifying discovery in the back room, it soon becomes clear that her services are needed. Met by a wall of silence by town officials, keen to maintain Whitby's idyllic façade, it's up to Kate to discover the truth behind Felicity's disappearance.

Praise for Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton series:

'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

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349406589
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 282g
  • Dimensions: 134 x 201 x 27 mm

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Death at the Seaside
Execellent Read
Another great book by Frances Brody. The great Kate Shackleton is solving yet another murder. The plot keeps you going to virtually the end of the book. ... READ MORE
Louise Taylor
Death at the Seaside
Good series
Another good book in this series. I like the characters and Kate makes great lead. Like all of the books in the series all of Kate's scenes are written fir... READ MORE
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