Frances Brody is the author of ten mysteries featuring Kate Shackleton as well as many stories and plays for BBC Radio, scripts for television and three sagas, one of which won the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin Award. A Woman Unknown was short-listed for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her stage plays have been toured by several theatre companies and produced at Manchester Library Theatre, the Gate and Nottingham Playhouse. Jehad was nominated for a Time Out Award.Frances lived in New York for a time before studying at Ruskin College, Oxford, and reading English Literature and History at York University. She has taught in colleges, and on writing courses for the Arvon Foundation.
Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers. - Daily MailFrances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery. - Gazette & HeraldKate Shackleton is a splendid heroine.Frances Brody matches a heroine of free and independent spirit with a vivid evocation of time and place . . . a novel to cherish. - Daily MailThis is whimsical, colourful stuff and readers will warm to the entrepreneurial yet fragile Kate. - Take a Break