Charlotte MacLeod
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Charlotte MacLeod

Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) was an internationally bestselling author of cozy mysteries. Born in Canada, she moved to Boston as a child, and lived in New England most of her life. After graduating from college, she made a career in advertising, writing copy for the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company before moving on to Boston firm N. H. Miller & Co., where she rose to the rank of vice president. In her spare time, MacLeod wrote short stories, and in 1964 published her first novel, a children's book called Mystery of the White Knight.

In Rest You Merry (1978), MacLeod introduced Professor Peter Shandy, a horticulturist and amateur sleuth whose adventures she would chronicle for two decades. The Family Vault (1979) marked the first appearance of her other best-known characters: the husband and wife sleuthing team Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, whom she followed until her last novel, The Balloon Man, in 1998.

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    • Rest You Merry

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    Professor Peter Shandy has been badgered by Jemima Ames, Assistant Librarian and Annual Chairperson, to decorate his campus home for the Grand Illuminatio....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic story - and great for this time of year!

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-08-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Luck Runs Out

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Newlyweds Peter and Helen Shandy are picking out flatware when a pair of gun-toting hooligans burst into the silversmith’s shop, empty the safe, and leave with Helen as their hostage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, narrator stumbles

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Curse of the Giant Hogweed

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 40

    Professor Shandy, propagator of the world's most renowned rutabaga and Balaclava College's best amateur sleuth, takes on the case of the Giant Hogweed - a garden pest about to wipe out Britain's lovely hedgerows....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery readers beware.

    • By JMay on 08-26-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wrack and Rune

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    A centuries-old Norse curse, vandalism, and two irrepressible centenarians combine to confront Professor Peter Shandy with a puzzling murder case....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Campy cozy

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Lory Reyes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Members of the Grub-and-Stakers Gardening Club set out to find a murderer after a body is unearthed on a Canadian wildflower preserve....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Difficulty with narrator

    • By GrandmaG on 03-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Family Vault

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    It starts with plans to bury deceased Great-uncle Frederick in the family vault on Beacon Hill. When the vault is opened, there's someone already there....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful start to the series

    • By Joy on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Corpse in Oozak's Pond

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    On Groundhog Day, secrets surface alongside a waterlogged corpse....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator almost ruins it

    • By Babz on 07-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vane Pursuit

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    While tracking down rare weather vanes, Helen Shandy stumbles on a case of arson....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complete and Unabridged

    • By Jeanie on 04-21-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Plain Old Man

    • Kelling & Bittersohn Mysteries
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Sarah's Aunt Emma's theatre troupe is doing The Sorcerer, as Emma has always hankered to play Lady Sangazure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous, funny, nostalgic mysteries

    • By Robert on 04-22-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Silver Ghost

    • A Sarah Kelling Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Sarah Kelling and her husband, Max Bittershohn, are back in a whimsical whodunit involving a ghost - a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Ghosts, But Plenty of Fun

    • By Chalis on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $18.89

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