Shackleton is hired by William Lofthouse to investigate the
goings-on at his business, the Barleycorn Brewery. There have
been a series of mishaps that worry him and his nephew James
has not returned from Germany as planned and that is worrisome
Kate’s business partner, Jim Sykes, goes to work investigating
what’s happening with the brewery, and Kate takes on
the task of helping the brewery’s wages clerk, Ruth
Parrnaby, the recently titled Brewery Queen of North Riding,
when she attends public events.
When two murders occur, Kate and Jim’s roles become
more urgent. It is vital to find out what’s going on
and put a stop to it before anyone else is killed.
I enjoyed the 1930’s era and the North Yorkshire setting.
Although times were turbulent, it was much more peaceful than
things are in 2020. There is a large cast of characters to
keep up with, but Frances Brody does a magnificent job of
helping her readers follow along with ease.
While I have read and reviewed another book in this series,
I am now reminded that I must obtain copies of each and have
a good binge-read of Kate Shackleton Mysteries!
Reviews of other titles in this series
of Murder #10
in the Afternoon #3