The Body in the Boat

The Body in the Boat : A gripping murder mystery for fans of Antonia Hodgson

4.32 (322 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.32 (322 ratings by Goodreads)
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A gripping tale of murder and mystery in eighteenth century England.

Across the still, dark English Channel come the smugglers. But tonight they carry an unusual cargo: a coffin. Several miles inland, a respected banker holds a birthday party for his wife. Within days, one of the guests is found shot dead.

What links this apparently senseless killing to the smugglers lurking in the mists? Why has the local bank been buying and hoarding gold? And who was in the mysterious coffin?

Reverend Hardcastle and Mrs Chaytor find themselves drawn into the worlds of high finance and organised crime in this dramatic and dark Georgian mystery. With its unique cast of characters and captivating amateur sleuths, The Body in the Boat is a twisting tale that vividly brings to life eighteenth-century Kent and draws readers into its pages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 303g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785761269
  • 9781785761263
  • 626,556

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A gripping, atmospheric page turner * The Bookbag * An enjoyable murder mystery with engaging characters, nicely observed historical detail and gentle humour * Historical Novel Review * This is an enjoyable read, lots of interesting historical detail, engaging characters and plenty of twists to the plot * A Good Read blog * A cracking adventure and I whizzed through it - a real page-turner * The People's Friend * A high-stakes, atmospheric adventure * Library Journal *
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About A. J. MacKenzie

A. J. MacKenzie is the pseudonym of Marilyn Livingstone and Morgen Witzel, a collaborative Anglo-Canadian husband-and-wife team of writers and historians who live in Devon and do as much of their writing as possible on the beach or on the moors. Between them they have written more than twenty non-fiction and academic titles, with specialisms including management, medieval economic history and medieval warfare.
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322 ratings
4.32 out of 5 stars
5 49% (157)
4 38% (121)
3 11% (37)
2 2% (5)
1 1% (2)
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