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Dying in the Wool

Narrated by: Sandra Hunt
Series: Kate Shackleton Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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Take one quiet Yorkshire Village, add a measure of mystery, a sprinkling of scandal and Kate Shackleton - amateur sleuth extraordinaire!

Bridgestead is a quiet village: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens...except for the day when Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again.

Now Joshua's daughter is getting married and wants one last attempt at finding her father. Has he run off with his mistress, or was he murdered for his mounting coffers? Kate Shackleton has always loved solving puzzles. So who better to get to the bottom of Joshua's mysterious disappearance? But as Kate taps in to the lives of the Bridgestead dwellers, she opens cracks that some would kill to keep closed....

©2009 Frances McNeil (P)2009 Magna Large Print Books

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  • Caroline Adams
  • 01-23-17

Glad I tried this author's work!

I enjoyed the clever story, the social history and the excellent narration. I will download further titles in the series. I thoroughly recommend others to try them.

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  • fotini
  • 03-17-17

Excellent story

I loved this book. It had the true feeling of place and time, bringing to life the mill folk of the West Riding of Yorkshire together with a really good detective story.

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  • D. Tudor
  • 02-27-18

Delightful and intriguing

If you could sum up Dying in the Wool in three words, what would they be?

Delightful, intriguing, welcoming

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dying in the Wool?

The graphic death of one of the characters - a sudden, unexpected hard edge to a deceptively comfortable tale up to that point.

What about Sandra Hunt’s performance did you like?

Soft but authentic Yorkshire accents, with numerous pertinent Yorkshire idioms and phrases thrown in (although I suppose that was down to the author rather than the narrator). A most enjoyable listen.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really - the story was more Rolling Hills than Peaks & Troughs - no overpoweringly emotional scenes that I can recall.

Any additional comments?

Dying in the Wool is the 1st of Frances Brody's "Kate Shackleton Mysteries" ... I've already bought No.2 in the series!

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  • Dave H
  • 01-11-18

Wanders a bit but very enjoyable

Well read and the characters were made real by excellent narration, I enjoyed the intricate storyline and realism of the people and how they were portrayed to a very real scenario of life.

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  • Millie
  • 01-04-18

good entertaining story

Easy to listen to, narrator had genuine sounding accent, different voices were mainly good as was story.

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  • Elspeth
  • 01-11-19

Contains explicit sexual content

This book contains explicit sexual content. I had to return it as I cannot have this kind of material in my library. Such a shame, as the story itself is good, and the explict material adds absolutely nothing.

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  • Lynda Douglas
  • 10-04-17

Drying in the wool

A very enjoyable listen I plan to download more of both this author and narrator

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  • Rebecca
  • 09-03-16

Very glad I found the Kate Shackleton books

I came across this book in one of the audible sales and I'm very happy to have found it. The characters are interesting and the plot line was strong - definitely recommend.

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  • BeatrixBalazar
  • 09-20-19

Could be the beginning of a great series

A rather fast passed story read in a Yorkshire accent. Lots of suspects with a winding and meandering tale. Quiet enjoyable. There are about. 10 more books in the series. This being the first. I hope the stories are ongoing and just as good if not better.

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  • Mari
  • 01-06-17

Not Quite Maisie Dobbs

I love the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear and this series seemed like it would help fill the breach until the new Maisie Dobbs book is released. Whilst, in my opinion, not in the same league I did thoroughly enjoy this book and will be back for the next installment, where I am sure all the main characters will be more developed.