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Death of an Avid Reader

(2014)
(The sixth book in the Kate Shackleton series)
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An intricate plot set in the 1920s English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) Kate Shackleton make Death of an Avid Reader an absorbing 6th installment in this mystery series.

The Search for a Daughter
Lady Coulton gave up the baby that would have ruined her marriage, born when Lord Coulton was abroad. Now that her husband is dying, she asks Kate to find Sophia.

A Haunted Library
It is forty years since the ghost of a dead librarian haunted the old library, yet the stories have begun again. Kate does not believe in ghosts but obligingly takes part in a ceremony to expel the restless spirit. Shockingly, there is a body in the basement, strangled, and covered in dusty volumes from a fallen bookcase. It is Dr. Potter, a mathematician.

A Killer on the Loose
Dr. Potter's body is taken away. The police find a sick man sheltering in the basement. He is an Italian, Umberto, an organ grinder and owner of a lively Capuchin monkey. Umberto becomes the prime suspect and will be charged with murder. Kate goes with Umberto to the infirmary. But he is too weak to be a suspect. And now Kate must set out to find the real culprit...

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death of an Avid Reader: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 1-250-06739-1 / 978-1-250-06739-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: Death Of An Avid Reader
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 0-7505-4100-8 / 978-0-7505-4100-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of an Avid Reader: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 1-250-06750-2 / 978-1-250-06750-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of an Avid Reader: A Kate Shackleton Mystery (Kate Shackleton Mysteries)
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 0-349-40057-1 / 978-0-349-40057-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death of an Avid Reader
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death of an Avid Reader
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Death Of An Avid Reader
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 0-85714-948-2 / 978-0-85714-948-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Death Of An Avid Reader
Author(s): Frances Brody
ISBN: 0-85714-949-0 / 978-0-85714-949-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death of an Avid Reader: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death of an Avid Reader: A Kate Shackleton Mystery (Kate Shackleton Series Book 6)
Author(s): Frances Brody
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   



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