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The Balloon Man

Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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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. First, Max is knocked unconscious by someone trying to steal the bride's gold and ruby necklace. Then a hot air balloon suddenly crashes into the tent leaving a mangled corpse beneath its wicker basket. Later, Uncle Jem's vintage Rolls Royce is stolen. It will now take all of Max's formidable skills as the world's greatest expert on art theft to pop this mystery wide open.

©1998 Charlotte McLeod (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Marily
  • Aurora, CO, United States
  • 06-29-18

Hot air can be dangerous!

Way back when, I read so many authors of an eclectic nature I rarely got into mysteries. Up to that point between study books and children' s storie books and book of the month club I had never delved into the world of ongoing series like Dashil Hammet. Then I was introduced to Elizabeth Peters, and stories all about Poirot,, Holmes, Nero and Archy, Bubba, and the A, B C's of Sue Grafton. How did I miss Charlotte MacLeod?
Well better late than never.
The characters in these stories are extremely unusual in their ways and manerisms. The places where the mysteries take place seem to be quite unique, and there is never a sure answer to " who done it" till the very end. What I am enjoying most in my reading is that the sense of humor is mostly of " tongue in cheek" variety. If you haven't read her, and don t mind trave!ing back to the 1930's 1940's pick up one of many books and you may be drawn into the imagination of Charlotte MacLeod.

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