A lady with a secret
Shackleton's sterling reputation for courageous sleuthing attracts the
attention of the venerable Lady Coulton. Hidden in her past is a
daughter, born out of wedlock and given up to a different family. Now,
Lady Coulton is determined to find her and puts Kate on the case.
A mysterious killing in the library's basement
as Kate delves deeper into Lady Coulton's past, she soon finds herself
thrust into a scandal much closer to home. When the body of the
respected Horatio Potter is found in the Leeds Library basement, the
quiet literary community is suddenly turned upside down with suspicions,
accusations and - much to Kate's surprise - the appearance of a
particularly intelligent Capuchin monkey!
The most puzzling case in Kate's sleuthing history yet.
Published: 2nd October 2014
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Series or Stand-Alone: Book 6, Kate Shackleton
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Review: 4 out of 5
What I liked about this story...
I was very excited to start this story as this is something completely new to me, cosy crime. I promised myself this year that I would try new styles of stories and I am really glad that I gave this a go. With this story, it is more like two stories in one. Firstly you have the story of Lady Coulton and her long lost daughter and secondly we have a murder mystery. I really enjoyed the very laid back mystery style of this story, there was definitely a lot of great suspense but the kind of suspense that you can lay back on the sofa and enjoy rather than a highly dramatic edge of your seat suspense.
What I was not fond of with this story...
Unfortunately, I had not realised when reading this story that it was book 6 in a series. Although from looking at the other stories it may not be necessary to read books 1 to 5 before getting to this one I did feel that maybe if I had read the other books I may learned more about Kate Shackleton but I am definitely going to be checking them out.
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