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Book Launch. Death and the Brewery Queen with Frances Brody

by The Leeds Library


Join us for the book launch of Frances Brody’s twelfth Kate Shackleton mystery, Death and the Brewery Queen, via Zoom on Tuesday 27th October at 7.30pm. Frances will be joined by John McGoldrick who curated the Queens of Industry Exhibition at Leeds Industrial Museum.

This is a free event but it is essential that you register so that you receive your Zoom link which will be sent out on Monday 26th October when booking closes. You will need to download Zoom to whatever device you are using: https://zoom.us/ and log in. Then click on the Zoom link you receive and this will take you into the waiting room and we will let you in.

Death and the Brewery Queen is published on 29th October and available to pre-order from booksellers now.

A CALL FOR HELP. It’s the spring of 1930 and Private Investigator Kate Shackleton responds to a call for help from the owner of Barleycorn Brewery in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The brewery’s books don’t add up, but when the one employee who may know what’s really going on meets with a fatal accident, Kate’s investigation intensifies.

A SECOND BODY. On the day of the brewery garden party, amid celebrations for the newly crowned Yorkshire Brewery Queen, Kate opens the wrong door and finds herself staring at another body – and in danger of asphyxiation.

A SECRET TO DIE FOR. It’s clear there are secrets somebody would kill to keep buried. And with the Brewey Queen’s growing reputation bringing Barlycorn further into the spotlight, Kate’s wit, skill and passion for truth are tested to the limits.

Praise for Frances Brody:

‘Brody’s writing is like her central character Kate Shackleton: witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive.’ Ann Cleeves

‘Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine.’Ann Granger

Date and Time

Tue, October 27, 2020

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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