Character is Inspector Wallis Marcus Charles I remember But Wallis No Where did he come from I m actually considering rereading the series in order to refresh my memory Because his character is certainly unmemorable Which is a shame since Ms Brody seems to be hinting at a possible romantic relationship between him and Kate Of course the same is true of Marcus Charles yet not a peep about him this "Time Around Maybe Next Time Will Be A Different Name " around Maybe next time will be a different name can t remember Who knows Also to me Kate seemed to just be going through the motions for large chunks of the book Maybe because Ms Brody was determined to write a book about the 1927 clipse and a Kate Shackleton mystery was merely an afterthought or if you will just frill to decorate the historic Engaging Russia: A Report to the Trilateral Commission (Triangle Papers) event Good points about the book Kate still retains her wit which is honed with a sarcasticdge I laughed out loud a couple of times at her thoughts And always The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure enjoy the banter between she Sykes and Mrs Sugden I was also glad Harriet made an appearance albeit too briefly I alsonjoyed the scene where Kate and Mrs Compton
searched the underground tunnels I wish of the book conveyed the same sense of urgency the underground tunnels I wish of the book conveyed the same sense of urgency suspense I m hoping the next ntry in the series hits the right notes suspense I m hoping the next ntry in the series hits the right notes Death in the Stars fell flat for me Mystery set during the solar Gaijin eclipse of the 1920s when it wasven on an The Black Sea Germans in the Dakotas event and a magical situation when people thought it was something to do with witchery and illusion Added into that a murder within a theatre company visits to old fashioned Variety shows and some super sleuthing from Kate Shackleton and it s a winner and a half this book Full review to come but pop this on your to be read pile and put your glad rags on to read it I adore Frances Brody s Kate Shackleton series and am always looking toward the new release Death at the Stars is already the 9th book in the series however it canasily be read as a stand alone and it is also the perfect book to start the series if you haven t read the previous books yetThis book is written in the same gentle way that Frances Brody has got me used to The narration is Prince of Thorns engaging and rich and the author tangled and muddled the facts in such a clever way adding tips but also complicating things and I found myself suspectingvery single character in the book and I think it is a sign of a great author to be able to complicate the things but not overdo them to throw red herrings at the right space and in the right moments and as a result we got a very decent cosy murder mysteryThis time the fate takes Kate Shackleton to dressing rooms and theatre performances and guys I loved the descriptions of all of this The author has again brought the 1920 s London and Yorkshire to life and brilliantly captured the atmosphere of those times Those glimpses into the theatre life the different acts and performances into the lives of the artists in the roaring 1920 s were brilliant Kate Shackleton is as always ahead of her times She s clever intelligent and she knows what uestions to ask and where to look Of course we couldn t have missed her helping hands Mrs Sugden and Jim Sykes and it was such a great comfortable feeling to be in their company again The way Kate investigates is adorable She s thorough she is able to see all the necessary details that can help her and it really wasn t just until the very The Pretenders (The Similars, end that I realised who the villain is the author has really well played with my mindEven though this time this novel has missed on this Frances Brody s hallmark sparkle this lovely and hooking Kate Shackleton s feeling yup In my opinion it was a little on the flat side this time please don t get me wrong basicallyverything was fair. Tt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds Kate can't help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden Kate sets about investigating the. Kate Shackelton has a new mystery to solve this time in the theatre world As you may know there s always a lot of competitiveness in all the jobs but is it worth a killing Let Kate seduce you in this mysteryThis is a delightful read full of suspense and lovely characters that will keep you intrigued till the last page Kate Shackelton is one of those characters that you fall in love since the first page tenacious and brave whom could not resist to investigate a good case Kate will be contracted by a famous actress that suspects that someone is killing her friends in the theatre world but doesn t know how to confront it but who could have any reason to kill her loved ones And when the mysterious Selina s husband appears ven the reader could feel a dark presence ready to kill the next prey Let me say something I know actors have a high pride of themselves but this killer doesn t cease to anything to murder the victims And we have so many suspects that you start making your own conclusions to discover the killer and the motives Will Kate solve this mystery before it s too lateThis is the ninth book to the series A Kate Shackleton Mystery but you can
Read It As StandaloneDo it as standaloneDo believe that the fate is in the stars Set at the time of the solar clipse in 1927 with a cast of variety hall Inhalant, Whippet, and Popper Abuse entertainers we are treated to a splendid mystery of the death of one of their number Coming close on the tails of two other accidents Kate Shackleton has the job of unravelling the truthThis is only the second of the Kate Shackleton series I ve read thispisode being number nine in the series but so well drawn are the key characters that I feel I already know them well Kate is a business like as usual ably supported by former policeman Jim Sykes and her housekeeper cum investigator Mrs Sugden Kate is ahead of her times in running her own PI business but not so far out of it that she comes across as unrealistic there is no doubting that we are in the 1920sWith show business being the backdrop to this novel we are treated to fabulous singers ventrilouists dancers comics and acr I have Rocket Man enjoyed the previous books by this author but this one felt rushed And the part that seemed rushed was thediting Scenes seemed jumpy and the character seemed unlike she was in Largo pétalo de mar earlier books She seemed less thoughtful and intelligent The whole scene in the cellars was just plain odd andnded abruptly And I don t know The Gothic Idol Ideology and Image Making in Medieval Art Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism exactly how to describe this part but I ll try The red herring character seemed like a pushpull situation Is this character guilty Or not Or yes But noMy main thought was this book wasn t nearly as smooth as the others in the series This was a nice cozy Injoyed the story although it never really grabbed me think my problem with the book is that Kate is becoming too passive Kate has never been the in your face type of heroine but she doesn t seem to stand out from the crowd any At one point I thought there may be some added interest when her niece Harriet turned up as I njoyed her interaction with Kate in A Death in the Dales book However the author soon removed her from the storyI worry that the author is making Kate just too ordinary in which case there isn t anything to make these stories different from the numerou After waiting so long and so impatiently for the newest Kate Shackleton mystery I was a bit disappointed There was no build up to the story so I never felt fully invested nor did I really care about any of the characters in the theater company and those connected to them There were a few references to characters from past books whom I don t remember at all one being the man that recommended Kate to Selina Fellini The other. Yorkshire 1927 Eclipse fever grips the nation and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel Kate suspects an ulterior motiveDuring the clipse Selina's friend and co star Billy Moffa.
CHARACTERS Death in the StarsEnough with this story all the right uestions were asked the investigation was interesting and full of surprises but there was something that just didn t sit with me so much I still njoyed it What bothered me a little was the great number of characters I was never sure if they re going to be significant very significant or not significant at allAltogether Death in the Stars was a "charming story just as all the others in the series that I had " story just as all the others in the series that I had to read It is glamorous it is cosy and it is clever and gentle The mystery is masterfully written and the story itself is full of surprises and turns and this is this kind of book that you can read anytime no matter what mood you re in or what s the weather I am already looking forward Kate s new adventuresCopy provided by the publisher in return for an honest review 3 stars for mystery5 stars for historical detailIt s autumn 1927 and Kate Shackleton is surprised to be invited to an clipse viewing party with the famous variety show singer Selina Fellini Selina asks Kate to make travel arrangements but feels uneasy about the day Kate can t uite figure out what Selina wants from her Breakdown exactly but agrees to go along to a party with Selina s artiste friends and to Giggleswick School for support As the nation gears up for the totalclipse of the sun Selina s co star Billy Moffatt is hoping the sky will be cloudy to feed his maudlin jokes During the The Pet Store Job eclipse viewing Billy disappears and is later found c This one was slow SLOW From the first chapter I felt like I had been dropped in mid context with no back story to go on And again it almost seems as if Kate is a cardboard cut out or a Manny Piccolo as in the story without a life spark of her own I really wish Brody would relax her grip on Kate and let us see hermote a little bit She is The Art of Guweiz extremely starchedspecially as compared to Sykes and Sugden The story is predictable in the Jinny the Changeling extreme and just plodded along but I m a fan so what can I say I finished But I wasn t thrilled Death in the Stars is the third book I have read in the series and now I feel that I ve gotten to know the main characters pretty well I find this series to be anxcellent cozy mystery series to read For me who usually read crime and thrillers is a cozy mystery book now and then the perfect kind of book to read when I feel that I want a genre change And on the plus side are the books in this series stand alone so it s piece a cake reading a book without having read any of the previous onesThis book starts off with Kate being contacted by theatre star Selina Fellini who wants Kate s company to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel to see the clipse However Kate suspects that Selina has another reason for contacting her Kate later learners that Selina is worried about some deaths around her that have occurred during the year and
when Selina s friend and co star Billy Moffatt is found dead does it seem that Selina maySelina s friend and co star Billy Moffatt is found dead does it seem that Selina may rightFor much of the book does it seem that there is no connection between the deaths That there is no foul play at all I mean there seems to be no motive and the two death s in the past have been ruled accidental However Kate is not one to give up she will dig until she finds out the truthDeath in the Stars is the kind of book that doesn t rush the story there are a lot of characters but not at all hard to keep apart and personally I love the nding made me think of how in the Studije iz srpske religije i folklora end Poirot the tv series since I haven t read the books would gather all the suspects to deliver the verdict Death in the Stars is a good book and I uitenjoyed reading it I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy of the book for an honest revie. Deaths and whether there is a murderer in the companyWhen Selina's lusive husband Jarrod injured in the war and subject to violent mood swings comes back on the scene Kate begins to imagine something far deadlier at play and wonders just who will be next to pay the ultimate price for fa.