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Death and the Brewery Queen

(2020)
(Murder is in the Air)
(Book 12 in the Kate Shackleton series)
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Frances Brody's twelfth Kate Shackleton mystery will positively intoxicate fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Nicola Upson.

A competition for the crown proves deadly when confidences are betrayed and secrets are spilled.

North Yorkshire, 1930. It's the season for warm and spirited countryside celebrations. Ever since the war, pubs have been in the doldrums, and in an attempt to promote and breathe new life back into the business, brewers select a charismatic employee as local queen--to be the face of their industry. And this year's queen, wages clerk Ruth Parnaby, has invited the ever intrepid Kate Shackleton and her niece Harriet to accompany her on public engagements at a garden party thrown in her honor. But when Ruth leads children to the stables for pony rides, the drayman is missing, later found in the last place imaginable--the fermentation room, deceased.

What looked to be a simple case of asphyxiation in the dangerous fermentation room is quickly clarified by the pathologist as murder--the drayman was already dead before he was taken into the room. Someone was looking to cover it up. The horse dealer who sold the pony to the drayman comes under suspicion, but more and more Ruth's nasty father, Slater Parnaby's strong motive to dissuade his daughter from any festivities lingers in Kate's mind, despite his having an alibi. The case is muddy, at best, and it's going to take Kate at her keenest to decipher the truth.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder is in the Air: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 1-64385-466-6 / 978-1-64385-466-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: Book 12 in the Kate Shackleton mysteries
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 0-349-42308-3 / 978-0-349-42308-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Audio Editions

November 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 1-66204-432-1 / 978-1-66204-432-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 1-66204-799-1 / 978-1-66204-799-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: Kate Shackleton Mysteries
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: Kate Shackleton Mysteries
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: Kate Shackleton Mysteries
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death and the Brewery Queen: Book 12 in the Kate Shackleton mysteries
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Murder is in the Air: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA