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The Picture House Murders
Fiona Veitch Smith
Works of: Fiction
It’s 1929. Despite holding a degree in chemistry from Oxford, Miss Clara Vale is unable to land a job in science and is stuck behind a desk at a London library. She fears this will be the end of her scientific goals … until, unexpectedly, her uncle dies leaving her his private detective agency in Newcastle upon Tyne … and a laboratory.
Clara is unsure whether she should keep the agency or sell it. As she is trying to decide, one of her uncle’s clients comes to her for help with a case surrounding a local picture house. During a screening a fire erupts with tragic consequences. It seems at first an accident, but Clara soon begins to question if it was in fact a carefully orchestrated murder. She’s suddenly in the middle of a deadly mystery and will discover her scientific skills make her a sleuth to be reckoned with.
Set in the colourful world of early cinema, just as silent films are being replaced by talkies.
The first in a new golden age mystery series. Available in paperback, ebook and audiobook.
Other books by Fiona Veitch Smith
The Crystal Crypt
The Art Fiasco
The Cairo Brief
The Death Beat
The Kill Fee
The Jazz Files
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