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The expectant detectives : a mystery / Kat Ailes.

Ailes, Kat, (author.).


Can they solve the mother of all murders? For Alice and her partner Joe, moving to the sleepy village of Penton is a chance to embrace country life and prepare for the birth of their first child. He can take up woodwork; maybe she’ll learn to make jam? But the rural idyll they’d hoped for doesn’t quite pan out when a dead body is discovered at their local prenatal class, and they find themselves suspects in a murder investigation. With a cloud of suspicion hanging over the heads of the whole group, Alice and her new-found pregnant friends set out to solve the mystery and clear their names, with the help of her troublesome dog, Helen. However, there are more secrets and tensions in the heart of Penton than first meet the eye. Between the discovery of a shady commune up in the woods, the unearthing of a mysterious death years earlier, and the near-tragic poisoning of Helen, Alice is soon in way over her head. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250322708
  • ISBN: 1250322707
  • Physical Description: 371 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2024.
Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Pregnant women > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Poisoning > Fiction.
Urban-rural migration > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Villages > Fiction.
Cotswold Hills (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.

Available copies

  • 13 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 20 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold F MYSTERY AILES Kat (Text) 30061100258306 New Books Checked out 03/04/2024
Jefferson County Library-Northwest F MYSTERY AILES Kat (Text) 30051100258315 New Books Available -

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