Join Leeds author Frances Brody for the launch of her ninth novel in the popular Kate Shackleton mystery series, Death in the Stars, published by Piatkus, Little, Brown, on Saturday 7th October, 12pm at the Leeds Library (on Commercial Street).
Frances will read from and discuss her book before taking audience questions and signing copies of Death in the Stars.
Tickets are free but places must be reserved in advance. To reserve your place please use this link: eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-death-in-the-stars-by-frances-brody-tickets-36852507843
For venue enquiries please call the Leeds Library on 0113 245 3071.
In June, 1927, eclipse fever grips the nation. The Astronomer Royal sets up his observation post in the grounds of Giggleswick School Chapel. Special trains bring several hundred thousand eclipse chasers to Yorkshire. Beloved singing star Selina Fellini, back in her home town performing at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, asks trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to Giggleswick, to join the viewing party.
Comedian Billy Moffatt is with Kate and Selina to witness the eclipse, and then he disappears. When Billy is found dead in the chapel grounds, Kate digs deeper. She soon learns that during the past year two other members of the theatre troupe died in “accidents”. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating the deaths – and whether there is a murderer in the company.
Death in the Stars is published on 5th October 2017. Paperback Original, £8.99.