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Dying in the Wool
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
13 posts | 27 read | 2 reading | 9 to read
"Well-plotted and atmospheric... Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs." --Literary Review Take one quiet Yorkshire villageBridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens...Add a measure of mysteryUntil the day that Master of the Mill Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again.A sprinkling of scandalNow Joshua's daughter is getting married and wants one last attempt at finding her father. Has he run off with his mistress, or was he murdered for his mounting coffers?And Kate Shackletonamateur sleuth extraordinaire!Kate Shackleton has always loved solving puzzles. So who better to get to the bottom of Joshua's mysterious disappearance? But as Kate taps into the lives of the Bridgestead dwellers, she opens cracks that some would kill to keep closed...
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Dragon
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
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Mehso-so

I like to read a middling kind of book during my lunch break at work. A story that is interesting enough to draw me in but not enough that I can‘t keep an eye on the time. This mystery definitely qualifies- it‘s okay- I wouldn‘t recommend it and I‘m glad I got it at a used book sale.

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MittenGirlPeach
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
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#BookSpin finished! I‘ve been out of the reading mode this week, but tonight I‘ve got baseball on and I finished the first Kate Shackleton. Big thumbs up. There‘s a sadness, a gentle grief, that permeates this series, and it really fits. The mystery was interesting, but the characters are the draw. A cozy mystery, yes, but a very thoughtful one.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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MittenGirlPeach
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I‘m in! Not sure yet what my goals are, but I‘ll get a list together. Maybe a bingo for #BookSpinBingo! The tagged book is enjoyable and I read for a couple of hours tonight, but it feels like I‘m reading while slogging through molasses. WTH?

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊👍 2y
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MittenGirlPeach
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
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1. Orchard
2. I love both, but I‘ll go soup. Together they‘re the biggest reason I love cooking in cold weather.
3. Ahhh, neither. Not one for flavored coffee.
4. Bonfires, totally.
5. Apple! I dislike pumpkin pie. 🤷‍♀️

I love doing these! If you do too consider yourself tagged.

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂🎃🍎 2y
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MittenGirlPeach
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
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Getting started on my #BookSpin and #Screamathon TBR! Soooo happy I dove into #BookSpinBingo last month. I‘m already plotting future lists. November might be books with thanks/thankful themes or the word in the title (still mulling this) and December is definitely Christmas 🎄.
I‘m late to the #cyoreadathon this weekend, but my goal is three books.
Happy Saturday!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! I also love the idea of having a thankful theme for November! I'll have to think about that one. 2y
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rwmg
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
Mehso-so

Having successfully tracked down missing soldiers for their families after WWI, Kate Shackleton is asked by a friend from when they were both in the VAD to turn professional and find her father, a mill owner who went missing in 1916.

Interesting background, but I think I spotted a slip with regard to Kate's family (admittedly not the real focus of the story) which an editor should have caught.

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rwmg
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
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emmaturi
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
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Pickpick

This is the first in this series, Kate Shackleton Mystery. A friend asks Kate to find out why her father disappeared. Set in a quaint Yorkshire village! In a way it is similar to the Maisie Dobbs mysteries, which I also like! #bookseries

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LJB

I really liked this book!

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beaconhillbooks
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ nice historical mystery. Will continue the series after I finish Veronica Speedwell series 😬

#kateshackletonseries

CarolynM I like this series a lot 4y
beaconhillbooks Oh awesome! I‘m so glad to hear. I will continue with it :) What‘s your favorite historical mystery series? 4y
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Simone62
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody

On the theme of fibre arts in preparation for our fibre tour of Ireland. This novel is set after the war in England - Kate Shackleton, ex-VAC and widowed by the war - officially declared herself a private detective.

Lindy @Simone62 What did you think of it? 4y
Simone62 I liked it. The main character is very appealing and it wasn't just fluffy. 4y
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JamieArc
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
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I am loving this cost mystery. So many good little nuggets. I think our world could use a few more Mrs. Sugdens.

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catherine2
Dying in the Wool | Frances Brody
Mehso-so

I liked this book but it was long and felt very drawn out.