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Smoke & Cracked Mirrors (The York Ladies' Detective Agency Mysteries Book 1) by [Karen  Charlton]

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"Charlton conjures up an image of life on the Home Front that is both moving and scary, but the darker moments are tempered with some light hearted scenes that will have you chuckling into your cocoa. At the heart of it all is a story of friendship, family ties and battling against the odds."
- Sandra Mangan, crimefictionlover.com

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In addition to The York Ladies' Detective Agency Mysteries, Karen Charlton is also the best-selling author of The Detective Lavender Mystery series, which is set in Regency London and features Bow Street's Principal Officer, Stephen Lavender, and his humorous sidekick, Constable Ned Woods.A former English teacher, with two grown-up children and a small grandson, Karen lives in a remote North Yorkshire fishing village with her two cats and writes full-time. She's a stalwart of the village pub quiz team. Karen always enjoys a good mystery and loves historical fiction and historical dramas on TV. She's an avid reader herself and loves to hear from her own readers. You can easily contact her via her website. For the latest news about her fiction, her public appearances and some special offers, sign up for her occasional newsletter on the home page: www.karencharlton.com --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09N1LYDBV
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 15, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4075 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 364 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 368 ratings

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Karen Charlton is the international best-selling author of The Detective Lavender Mysteries which are set in Regency London and feature Bow Street’s Principal Officer, Stephen Lavender and his humorous side-kick, Constable Ned Woods.

Her brand new series, The York Ladies' Detective Agency Mysteries features two enterprising young women, Jemma and Bobbie, who launch a private inquiry agency in York during WW2.

In addition to this, she has written a stand-alone historical novel, 'Catching the Eagle', based on the true story of her notorious criminal ancestor and a non-fiction genealogical book, Seeking Our Eagle that explains how she and her late husband tracked down the jail-bird in their family tree.

A former English teacher, with two grown-up children and a small grandson, Karen lives in a Yorkshire fishing village with two cats and writes full-time.

A stalwart of the village pub quiz team, Karen joined them when they competed in the BBC’s famous Quiz Show, ‘Eggheads’ – a TV programme she’d never watched before. Much to her surprise, they won.

Karen loves historical fiction and TV costume drama and has always enjoyed a good mystery.

She also loves to hear from readers and you can easily contact her via her website: www.karencharlton.com

For the latest news about her novels, public appearances and some special offers sign up for her Occasional Newsletter.

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