Synopses & Reviews
A delightful traditional British cozy featuring private investigator and "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) Kate Shackleton, in the vein of MC Beaton. Frances Brody's ninth book in the Kate Shackleton cozy mystery series continues to capture the atmosphere and language of 1920s England with a new, intricate, and absorbing plot.
June 29th, 1927
A hundred thousand people flock to the Yorkshire Dales to witness the total eclipse of the sun. Kate Shackleton has chartered a small plan to fly Selina Fellini, popular star of the stage and wireless, to the grounds of Giggleswick School where the astronomer royal and his party from Greenwich have set up camp on high ground.
But Selina is concerned about her safety because of previous "accidents" to two of her fellow performers, a feeling made worse when her travel companion, comedian Billy Moffat, goes missing during the eclipse.
It'll be up to Kate and Sykes to investigate the accidents and find out why the people surrounding Selina are being targeted.
France Brody captures the atmosphere and language of 1920s England while delivering a captivating plot in the ninth book of this traditional cozy mystery series featuring private investigator Kate Shackleton.
Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party on thegrounds of Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive.
During the eclipse, Selina's friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate can't help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating the deaths -and whether there is a murderer in the company.
When Selina's elusive husband Jarrod- who was injured in the war and is subject to violent mood swings--comes back on the scene, Kate beginsto imagine something far deadlier at play, and wonders just who will be next topay the ultimate price for fame.