Six Motives for Murder

Six Motives for Murder

Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 09/05/2024
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'Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers' DAILY MAIL

A charming historical mystery set in 1960s Yorkshire, starring prisoner governor and amateur sleuth Nell Lewis. This is the perfect page-turner if you love Agatha Christie and Jacqueline Winspear.

Yorkshire, 1969. Nell Lewis is four months into her new role as governor of HMP Brackerley when the prison takes on a catering contract for Brackerley village's wedding of the year.

Almost all the female inmates are delighted to be involved in the celebrations, though Linda is desperate to avoid the event in case she is spotted, photographed, and once more appears on the front pages of the gutter press.

During the wedding reception, one of the inmates discovers the father of the bride, Mr Chapin, stabbed to death behind the marquee.

The murder shocks the close-knit village and police enlist Nell's help to solve the mystery. There are multiple suspects at the wedding, all with strong motives for wanting Mr Chapin dead, but the prison workforce was closest to the scene of the crime . . .

What readers are saying about Frances Brody:

'Witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive' Ann Cleeves

'A splendid heroine' Ann Granger

'Have just read the most fun book in ages. Writing is witty, funny, perfect yet not dismissive of murders at its heart' @StairwellBooks

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349431994
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 26 mm

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Six Motives for Murder
Brody weaves together the various sub-plots beautifully
Six Motives for Murder is the second mystery in Frances Brody’s Brackerley Prison series, set in the 1960s. Brackerly is a women’s open prison and Nell Lew... READ MORE
Colin Edwards
Six Motives for Murder
Father of the bride murdered at the wedding reception
Three and a half stars. This is the second in a series although it can easily be read as a standalone. Its 1969, Amanda Chapin, daughter of local lan... READ MORE
Alison Robinson