Books by Frances Brody

THE BODY ON THE TRAIN by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2019

"A picture-perfect portrayal of England caught in the burgeoning class struggle between the wars."
An assignment from Scotland Yard pits a clever private investigator against both ruthless killers and an establishment hoping to sweep murder under the rug. Read full book review >
DEATH IN THE STARS by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"As usual (Death at the Seaside, 2017, etc.), Brody provides an excellent feel for life in postwar England along with a clever mystery full of theatrical red herrings."
The solar eclipse of 1927 provides the perfect backdrop for murder. Read full book review >
DEATH AT THE SEASIDE by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"In addition to re-creating the feeling of the golden age, Brody this time provides a stronger mystery than usual."
A private investigator finds yet another vacation ruined by murder. Read full book review >
A DEATH IN THE DALES by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An excellent British cozy less notable for its plethora of not-very-challenging mysteries than for its atmospheric setting, its interesting characters, and a twist with unexpected bite."
A private investigator's pleasure trip turns into a murder hunt. Read full book review >
DEATH OF AN AVID READER by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Brody (Murder on a Summer's Day, 2016, etc.) has the style of the classic British cozy down pat. Plenty of distinctive characters, charming animals, and twists and turns add up to a delightful, though not particularly taxing, mystery."
A socially superior private detective seeks a child long ago given up for adoption. Read full book review >
MURDER ON A SUMMER'S DAY by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"The latest retro tale from Brody (A Woman Unknown, 2015, etc.) is based on snippets of real-life characters, so one of her best mysteries gains further depth from its historical context."
The glamour of the Raj comes to rural Yorkshire. Read full book review >
A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Frances Brody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

" Brody (Murder in the Afternoon, 2014, etc.) continues to show why she's one of the best at re-creating the atmosphere and language of classic golden-age British mysteries."
Divorce, murder and hanky-panky in post-World War I England. Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON by Frances Brody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Brody's third in the series (A Medal for Murder, 2013, etc.) is a perfect fit for lovers of classic British mysteries who'd like to watch a clever, introspective, delightful heroine solve a tricky puzzle."
The death of a radical stonemason changes the life of a sleuth forever. Read full book review >
A MEDAL FOR MURDER by Frances Brody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Brody's excellent second offers a morally conflicted sleuth, historically detailed flashbacks to the Boer War and a clever mystery indeed."
Sleuthing becomes more than a diversion for a World War I maybe-widow whose husband is still MIA. Read full book review >
DYING IN THE WOOL by Frances Brody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"The first in a planned series introduces a refreshingly complex heroine and adds a fine feeling for the postwar period."
A World War I widow takes up sleuthing. Read full book review >