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The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn

(2020)
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'Animal lovers will delight' Ann Granger

'A real treat . . . I loved it. Cats, dogs, murder and a credible and relatable heroine' Barbara Nadel

Clarice Beech has two passions in life: animal rescue and Detective Inspector Rick Beech. She is devoted to the first but she and Rick have been separated for the past six months - life without him is hard.

Clarice shares her other love, for contemporary ceramics, with the charming Lady Vita Fayrepoynt. When Vita's adopted three-legged ginger cat Walter disappears from Weatherby Hall Clarice is called in to find him. Walter, snug in an old barn, is quite well. But his discovery ends with Clarice in hospital, and Rose Miller, late of the Old Vicarage in the morgue. There is nothing natural about Rose's death...

Putting their differences aside, Clarice and Rick are drawn together to try to understand the murder that has shaken the rural Lincolnshire community. As she explores Rose's past Clarice is pulled into a shady world of blackmail, scams and violence. And as the secrets of Weatherby Hall and the Fayrepoynt family threaten to spill out Clarice finds friendships tested, and her own life at risk.

A debut mystery set in the Lincolnshire Wolds, featuring an amateur detective who mixes sleuthing with her other great love: animal rescue. The perfect classic crime mystery for fans of Ann Granger, M. C. Beaton and Caroline Graham's Midsomer Murders.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Ideal holiday reading . . . I took a liking to Clarice the moment I knew she adopted feral kittens . . . I do hope Kate High will write more books about Clarice and Rick . . . animal lovers will delight in them." - Ann Granger

"A real treat. Cosy but not cosy, I loved it. Cats, dogs, murder, a credible and relatable heroine and a landscape that is new to me." - Barbara Nadel


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Used availability for Kate High's The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn

Hardback Editions

May 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn
Author(s): Kate High
ISBN: 1-4721-3173-8 / 978-1-4721-3173-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn
Author(s): Kate High
ISBN: 1-4721-3171-1 / 978-1-4721-3171-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn
Author(s): Kate High
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn
Author(s): Kate High
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn
Author(s): Kate High
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn
Author(s): Kate High
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU