Murder in the Afternoon
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.
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.
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MURDER IN THE AFTERNOONUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The death of a radical stonemason changes the life of a sleuth forever.Kate Shackleton is a World War I widow who still hasn't given up hope that her MIA husband is alive. Adopted as a baby by a high ... Read full review
Very good murder mystery with lots of action. Love the heroine of this book and series with a little wit, nosiness and lots of courage who never gives up. Love the kindness of her heart and thoughtfulness.