The Magic Chair Murder
by Diane Janes

A Black and Dod historical mystery

The night before she’s due to make a speech to the Robert Barnaby Society on the subject of the famous writer’s ‘magic chair’, committee member Linda Dexter disappears. When her body is discovered two days later, fellow members Frances Black and Tom Dod determine to find out the truth about her death.

Could Linda have discovered something about Robert Barnaby that got her killed? Or does the answer lie in the dead woman’s past? As they pursue their investigations, Fran and Tom find the Barnaby Society to be a hotbed of clashing egos, seething resentments and ill-advised love affairs – but does a killer lurk among them?


The Magic Chair Murder by Diane Janes is available in the following formats

Hardback *97807278875971st March 2018146 X 224mm224$28.99
Hardback *978072788759730th November 2017146 X 224mm224£20.99
Paperback *97818475187501st July 2019140 X 215mm224$17.95
Paperback *978184751875030th April 2019140 X 215mm224£12.99
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Diane Janes

Born and brought up in Birmingham, Diane Janes spent many years in the north of England and now lives in Devon. She is the author of five previous crime novels and several non-fiction investigations into real-life historical mysteries. Her debut, The Pull of the Moon, was shortlisted for the CWA’s John Creasey Award for the best first crime novel of 2010.

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