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Frances Brody pulls the wool over our eyes... Review by Helen Brandom (North Yorkshire, UK),
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This review is from: Dying In The Wool: Number 1 in series (Kate Shackleton Mysteries) (Paperback)
Dropping us neatly - and with unfailing charm -into the post Great War year of 1922, 'Dying in the Wool' by Frances Brody, never for one moment loses its intent: to take us with young war-widow, Kate Shackleton, as she sets out to solve the dubious disappearance of her wartime colleague's missing father. With only a couple of weeks in which to return Joshua Braithwaite to his daughter's side, Kate embarks, often in her Jowett motor, on a journey of discovery and dirty dealings she could never have imagined. With a back-drop of West Yorkshire - at the time dependent on the wool trade - we're led up the blind alleys of Leeds, Bradford's Little Germany - and the wild countryside of the period. (Though there's barely time, we glimpse the London of wealthy medics and the temptation of shopping in Liberty's.) Drawn into the harsh world of northern textile mills, Kate's detection creates more twists than a stick of barley sugar. And we're with her, every dangerous inch of the way.