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A Brush with Death, Carter,  Ali
A Brush with Death
Ali Carter

Paperback $19.99 - Bloomsbury
No Heading Text for this Section - Published: 1/Aug/2018 - ISBN: 9781786072764

If secrets could be taken to the grave many of us would have an ear to the ground. But as Alexander, Earl of Greengrass, discovers one clear Sunday morning late in November, death is a most efficient way of revealing the cavern of cover-ups in a guilty conscience. Caught with his trousers down in Spire village graveyard whilst his faithful wife was playing the organ inside the church, this wealthy landowner meets a gruesome end. Luckily pet portraitist Susie Mahl is on hand to sort things out, as she 's been recently commissioned to paint Situp, the aristocratic ash grey deerhound at the village 's Glebe House. Susie discovers an unexpected zest for truth and an awesome nosey parker instinct, and soon the newly appointed Pet Detective is digging out the truth with a dogged determination. In A Brush with Death Ali Carter conjures a winsome murder mystery enriched with candid observations of the British social classes, observations on an artist 's craft, and a strong dose of good humour. Ali Carter was born in Scotland in 1983. She read art history at St Andrews, followed by an eclectic career before settling in for the long run as a fine artist. She specializes in oil paintings from life with an emphasis on colour. Writing, walking and cooking all accompany her painting. Ali lives in East Sussex with her husband Sam. A Brush with Death is her first novel. Miss Marple meets Downton Abbey in this delightful new series introducing pet portraitist and amateur super-sleuth, Susie Mahl

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