Kate Shackleton Mysteries
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 40 ratings)
  • 1
    Dying in the Wool: A Kate Shackleton Mystery, Book 1 | Frances Brody

    Dying in the Wool: A Kate Shackleton Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Bridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills, and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens...until the day that Master of the Mill Joshua Braithwaite goes missing under dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again. Now Joshua's daughter is getting married and wants to make one last attempt at finding her father. Kate Shackleton has always loved solving puzzles. So who better to get to the bottom of Joshua's mysterious disappearance?

    Fluff & Nonsense

    This book "Disney-izes" post WWI Britain in a way that I never dreamt possible for the historic fiction/mystery genre. The daffy-est "Polly-Anna" sl..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2015 by An Avid Reader ()
  • 2
    A Medal for Murder | Frances Brody

    A Medal for Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    It's no rest for the wicked when Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to the wealthy neighborhoods of Harrogate - and murder is only one step behind. A night at the theater should have been just what the doctor ordered, until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway. The knife sticking out of its chest definitely suggests a killer in the theater's midst. Kate likes nothing better than a mystery - except solving it.

    If I could only get past that VOICE!
    Reviewed on April 12 2014 by B. Littleton ()
  • 3
    Murder in the Afternoon: A Kate Shackleton Mystery, Book 3 | Frances Brody

    Murder in the Afternoon: A Kate Shackleton Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Frances Brody
    • Narrated By Deryn Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Young Harriet and her brother Austin have always been scared of the quarry where their stonemason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they scarper quick smart and look for help. When help arrives, 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? It seems like another unusual case requiring the expertise of Kate Shackleton. But for Kate this is one case where surprising family ties makes it her most dangerous and delicate yet.

    Engaging story with very good narration

    I really like the Kate Shackleton series, written by Frances Brody. This takes place in rural English post WWI period, and Kate, a widow, is one of th..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 02 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)