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Death and the Oxford Box (Kate Ivory, Bk 1)
Death and the Oxford Box - Kate Ivory, Bk 1 Author:Veronica Stallwood Dawn on a cold February morning, a mist hangs over Oxford, shrouding spires and domes -- feisty novelist Kate Ivory enjoys her early morning run with the (mainly) women's jogging group. It gets her away from the word processor and besides, she hears all the local gossip on the hoof. — This morning, as the group runs by the Isis, weevilish Ros... more »e tells how her husband walked out on her, taking the valuable antique enamel mourning -- boxes given to her by her grandmother who -- horrors -- is coming to visit. The group plans to nick the boxes back again. How could they guess their amateurish raid provide the cover for a fare more sinister crime?
Kate realises that the police will soon be asking some very awkward questions. So, hoping to stay one step ahead of the official investigation, she sets asides her writing to embark on a bit of sleuthing.« less
I really enjoyed this book; it is very different from most mystery stories. The story proceeds on two levels, one during the war (WWII) and the other current day. There are still some people around who remember the time and the people of the war years. Guess I liked the quirkiness of the story.