Kate Ivory series; book 1. 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 she hears all the local gossip. This morning, as the group runs by the Isis, Rose tells how her husband walked out on her, taking the valuable enamel mourning-boxes given to her by her grandmother, who is coming to visit. The group plans to steal the boxes back again. How could they guess that their amateurish raid would provide the cover for a far more sinister crime? TB 11150.