By Charlotte MacLeod

ISBN-10: 0380750996

ISBN-13: 9780380750993

ISBN-10: 1531808840

ISBN-13: 9781531808846

Seventeen important tales from the writer sometimes called "America's Agatha Christie."

Charlotte MacLeod's heroes have been women and men like Peter Shandy and Sarah Kelling - genteel sleuths who struggle crime with brains, now not brawn - and her settings have been the drawing rooms and servants' quarters of recent England and past. With a prepared wit and a powerful eye for element, she crafted essentially the most memorable sufferers, murderers, and blameless bystanders of twentieth-century detective novels.

In this quantity, she proves herself a grasp of the fast tale as well.

Here is the unique Peter Shandy tale, that includes the varsity that will finally metamorphose into Balaclava Agricultural university. here's unusual Cousin Claude, who strangles himself together with his personal necktie. And this is the story that solutions the query, "What does Max Bittersohn do while his spouse isn't around?" even if the characters are commonplace or now not, the fashion is impossible to resist, and the mysteries are as delightfully difficult as ever.

Review Quote:

"One of the main talented secret authors writing today." - Sojourner Magazine.

"The screwball secret is Charlotte MacLeod's cup of tea." - Chicago Tribune.

"Charlotte MacLeod does what she does larger than anyone else does it; and what she does is within the best rank of recent secret fiction." - Elizabeth Peters, writer of the Amelia Peabody series.

Biographical note:

Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) used to be an across the world bestselling writer of comfortable mysteries. Born in Canada, she moved to Boston as a toddler, and lived in New England such a lot of her existence. After graduating from university, she made a occupation in ads, writing reproduction for the cease & store grocery store corporation sooner than relocating directly to Boston company N. H. Miller & Co., the place she rose to the rank of vp. In her spare time, MacLeod wrote brief tales, and in 1964 released her first novel, a kid's publication referred to as "Mystery of the White Knight".

In "Rest You Merry" (1978), MacLeod brought Professor Peter Shandy, a horticulturist and beginner sleuth whose adventures she may chronicle for 2 a long time. "The kin Vault" (1979) marked the 1st visual appeal of her different best-known characters: the husband and spouse sleuthing workforce Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, whom she till her final novel, "The Balloon Man", in 1998.

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