The Case of the Dotty Dowager
by Cathy Ace

“A gratifying contemporary series in the traditional British manner with hilarious repercussions. Cozy fans will anticipate learning more about these WISE ladies” – Library Journal Starred Review

Meet the Women of the WISE Enquiries Agency. The first in a new series.

Henry Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, is convinced his mother is losing her marbles. She claims to have seen a corpse on the dining-room floor, but all she has to prove it is a bloodied bobble hat.

Worried enough to retain the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency – one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish and one English – Henry wants the strange matter explained away. But the truth of what happened at the Chellingworth Estate, set in the rolling Welsh countryside near the quaint village of Anwen by Wye, is more complex, dangerous, and deadly, than anyone could have foreseen . . .

Reviews

Cathy Ace’s new series combines the best traditions of the Golden Age of mysteries with the completely modern and appealing ladies of the WISE Enquiries Agency, with some cutting-edge science thrown it. It’s a delightful mix!

Sheila Connolly New York Times Bestselling Author

Charming, quirky and completely entertaining! This clever contemporary take on the traditional mystery will have you smiling on every page. The talented Cathy Ace has created an endearing quartet of heroines--hurray for WISE, and I cannot wait for the next adventure!

Hank Phillippi Ryan Mary Higgins Clark award winning author of Truth Be Told

A gratifying contemporary series in the traditional British manner with hilarious repercussions. Cozy fans will anticipate learning more about these WISE ladies

Library Journal Starred Review

"Ace introduces a pleasantly quirky set of detectives who have their own diverse methods of crime-solving"

Kirkus Reviews

“A charming, cleverly plotted, engaging British cozy"

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Cathy Ace

Cathy Ace’s Welsh Canadian criminal psychologist sleuth Cait Morgan encounters traditional, closed-circle whodunits around the world, while her WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries feature a quartet of soft-boiled female PIs who solve more cozy cases from their office at a Welsh stately home. Her standalone suspense novel, The Wrong Boy, has been optioned for TV (as have her Cait Morgan Mysteries). Shortlisted for Canada’s Bony Blithe Award three times in four years, winning in 2015, she’s also won IPPY and IBA Awards, and has been shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award. Cathy lives in Canada, having migrated from Wales aged 40.

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Editions

The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278849541st July 2015145 X 223mm224$28.99
Hardback978072788495431st March 2015145 X 223mm224£20.99
Ebook97817801064101st July 2015N/A224$10.99
Ebook97817801064101st July 2015N/A224£8.99
Hardback - Large Print97807278729205th January 2016141 X 222mm352$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072787292030th October 2015141 X 222mm352£22.99
Paperback97818475159193rd December 2015138 X 216mm224£12.99
Paperback97818475159193rd December 2015138 X 216mm224£12.99
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