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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Best Sellers

    • 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

    • 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

    • Grab Bag

    • A Collection of Stories
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Packed with wacky, wonderful humor and shot through with good old-fashioned suspense....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Balloon Man

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    With a serenely beautiful, picture-perfect day as a backdrop, what could possibly go wrong at the glorious seaside wedding on the Kelling estate? Plenty....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hot air can be dangerous!

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Owl Too Many

    • Peter & Helen Shandy, Book 8
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Emory Emmerick comes to Balaclava Agricultural University as a scout for a television station....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A complete and Unabridged Wild Ride

    • By Jeanie on 04-21-13

    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

    • Rest You Merry

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    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

    • Something in the Water

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    There's definitely something in the water at the Maine resort where Peter Shandy is staying on a quest to find some rare lupines....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very plesant addition to the series

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-04-13

    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

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 39

    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

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