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Murder is in the Air
Kate Shackleton Mystery #12
BY Frances Brody

Crooked Lane
October 6, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-64385-466-3

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Kate 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 as well.

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

SnapShot of Murder #10
Murder in the Afternoon #3

Reviewed 2020
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