A Snapshot of Murder
- Taking the perfect photograph can be murder ...
- Yorkshire, 1928. Indomitable sleuth Kate Shackleton is taking a well-deserved break from her detective work -
- - and indulging in her other passion: photography. When her local Photographic Society proposes an outing, Kate jumps at the chance to visit Haworth and Stanbury, in the heart of Brontë country, the setting for Wuthering Heights.
- But when an obnoxious member of their party is murdered, the group is thrown into disarray.
- Is the murderer amongst them, or did the loud-mouthed Tobias have more enemies than they might have imagined?
- Armed with her wit and wiles, and of course her trusty camera,
- it's up to Kate to crack the case, and get that perfect shot too . . ..
"Frances Brody skilfully plays on our emotions by signalling the likely guilt of the one person who attracts our sympathy...
"Newcomers to this well-established series will enjoy earlier titles, too."
"This delightful whodunit..."
Bookshelf, The People's Friend
"It's hard to believe this is the tenth Kate Shackleton crime story - but it's every bit as good as the first."
"This is the tenth book in the series and it's going from strength to strength. ... I was certain I knew the name of the murderer although - as usual - I was wrong, despite there being plenty of clues. It was an excellent read and I finished it all too quickly. There's a bonus with the book too: I was somewhat surprised, with seventy five or so pages still to go to find that A Snapshot of Murder was finished and we were into the acknowledgements. Then I found Kate Shackleton's First Case ... with no fanfare I'd been given a Kate Shackleton short story and it's an absolute cracker."
A Snapshot of Murder was published by Piatkus on October 25th 2018; the paperback edition, eBook and audio edition (read by Anne Dover) were published simultaneously:
- See the publishers' website for details.
- or order the book from any bookshop or library (ISBN: 978-0-3494-1432-4)
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Also included in A Snapshot of Murder is a brand new short story, Kate Shackleton's First Case, initially published as a solo e-book, telling the story of how Kate Shackleton became Yorkshire's most tireless private investigator, a heroine ahead of her time.
Header photograph, Ingenues arrive, Central Station, Sydney, 1928-1929, by Sam Hood from the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.