A Kate Shackleton Mystery
North Yorkshire, 1930. Ever since the war, pubs have been in the doldrums, and in an attempt to breathe new life back into the business, brewers select a charismatic employee as local queen to be the face of their industry. This year's queen, Ruth Parnaby, has invited Kate Shackleton to accompany her at a garden party thrown in her honor. But when Ruth leads children to the stables for pony rides, the drayman is missing, later found deceased. What looked to be a simple case of asphyxiation is quickly clarified as murder. The case is muddy, at best, and it's going to take Kate at her keenest to decipher the truth.