This may not get you in a Christmas spirit, but it can ease X-mas headaches. It's a humourous, light campus cozy with a thread of old-fashioned romanc..Show More »e.
No offence intended to Americans, but the few U.S. "campus comedies" and campus cozies I've come across just don't compare to most in the British "campus" tradition. Rest You Merry holds it own in both sub-sub-genres. Maybe McLeod's Canadian colonial genes helped her out there!
I've listened to at least one of each of the three MacLeod series on Audible and one other Prof Shandy mystery. This is my favourite to date. I enjoyed the narration. As someone points out in a later Shandy instalment review, McLain produces a couple of weird mispronunciations of isolated and pretty common words. This makes me think he may be site reading, which just raises my admiration for his talent.
As I'm not a fan of Christmas books, I almost skipped this -- but if you like cozies or campus comedies, this will delight no matter the season.
love Charlotte MacLeod, all of her books are full of fun characters and the stories provide an escape for the mind plus a mystery you just might not f..Show More »igure out. I wore out the paperbacks that I collected over many years. Do yourself a favor and read one of her books.
This fantasy stuck in the middle ages is not what you'd expect from the author of the Peter Shandy mysteries. Going on and on in a middle ages fantasy..Show More » is not what you want Dr. Shandy to be involved in. Sorry. I really like this mystery series but this story does not belong. My recommendation is read it if you want but I was very disappointed.
When first released this title and "An Owl Too Many" were missing their final chapter. They both now are available in their complete forms--thank you..Show More », Audible.
As for this particular title, it was filled with Charlotte MacLeod's usual clever humor and storyline plus a second setting in Maine and a very wonderful new character in the form of Miss Binks. Actually, several new interesting characters were introduced and some of our old favorites, such as Cronkite and Iduna, returned to liven the proceedings. There was lots of action and cleverness on Peter Shandy's part in solving the mystery. It is typical Macleod and worth the listen.
When first released, this book and "Vane Pursuit" of the peter Shandy series were missing the final chapter. Now both are complete--thank you, Audibl..Show More »e.
Charlotte MacLeod's Peter Shandy series is always fun, clever, and worth the time invested in reading--and rereading. This one includes many of our familiar favorite characters adding their own unique contributions, but President Svensen and his wife are two of the biggest hoots in the book--owl pun not intended. There are sufficient plot twists and complications and convolutions to satisfy any Shandy fan while our favorite college president has plenty of opportunity to demonstrate why we love him--and his wife. It's always a treat to spend time with Charlotte MacLeod's creations for a bit of clever cozy fun.