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    • 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 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    The rural town of Balaclava greets Groundhog Day as an excuse for one last cold-weather fling. The students and faculty of the local agricultural college drink cocoa, throw snowballs, and, when the temperature allows, ice skate. Oozak’s Pond is not quite frozen this year, though, and as the Groundhog Day celebrations reach their peak, the students see someone bobbing through the ice. The drowning victim is long past help, though; he’s badly decomposed and dressed in an old-fashioned frock coat with a heavy rock in each pocket.

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

    • By Babz on 07-21-16

    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 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    For years, Professor Peter Shandy has been badgered by Jemima Ames, Assistant Librarian and Annual Chairperson, to decorate his campus home for the Grand Illumination which is Balaclava Agricultural College's main fund-raising event. Now he can hold out no longer. Goaded to madness, he buries his small brick house under an avalanche of plastic reindeer, flashing lights, and fake Santa Clauses. Hooks up an amplifier blaring "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth," locks the switches at "on," and escapes to sea on a tramp steamer....

    • 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

    • Wrack and Rune

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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 Pinch a Poke

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Lory Reyes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Lobelia Falls was abuzz about the Scottsbeck drama competition. The Grub-and-Stake Gardening and Roving Club intended to win it with a dramatization of "The Shooting Of Dan McGrew". The house lights went down, the footlights went up... and someone tried to make opening night the leading man's final curtain! To keep the villain from stealing the show, Dittany Monk quickly switched from her onstage part as the "tiny tot" to her role as wily sleuth. Now the hunt was on for a would-be murderer with a taste for melodrama.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Over the The Top Silly

    • By G. White on 11-12-16

    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 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    A Crime Club selection, this intrguing tale has been reviewed as "...the very best whodunnit in many a day...Not to be missed." 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 that no one could ever expect-the skeleton of a burlesque queen who disappeared thirty years ago! It's up to young Sarah Kelling to hold the shocked family together, and try to find out what happened.

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

    • By Joy on 11-30-12

    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 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    There's definitely something in the water at the Maine resort where Peter Shandy is staying on a quest to find some rare lupines. When he witnesses a sudden and suspicious death over dinner, and then stumbles on some extraordinary paintings, that 'something' could be good or bad.... There is no shortage of people with a motive for killing Jasper Flodge, who seems to have been the most hated man in Maine - but no one is admitting to being the creator of the mysteriously unsigned paintings.

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

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Dismal Thing to Do

    • Madoc and Janet Rhys, Book 3
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Janet Rhys is driving through the backwoods of Canada when she sees the truck ahead of her lose control, smash into a snow bank, and flip sideways, completely blocking the road. Springing to action, she darts into a nearby barn, searching for something to use to rescue the person trapped inside. When she hears an explosion, Janet returns to find the truck is nothing but smoking wreckage, and the driver has stolen her car.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Characters, puzzles and humor

    • By Eager2Learn on 04-23-14

    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 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Emory Emmerick comes to Balaclava Agricultural University as a scout for a television station. Although the faculty and students are hardly ready for prime time, Emmerick’s interest is in environmental programming - a subject that inspires even the driest Balaclava professor to wax poetic. In his search for material, Emmerick joins Peter Shandy and a few of his colleagues on the annual owl-count.

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

    • By Jeanie on 04-21-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Pint of Murder

    • Madoc & Janet Rhys, Book 1
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    Old Agatha Treadway baked her own bread, canned her own vegetables - and died of botulism in her very own kitchen. Accident, says Dr. Druffitt. Murder, says neighbor Janet Wadman. And says it again when she finds the doctor dead, too. Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys, of the royal Canadian Mounted Police, agrees. But who's the killer...? The town miser, who wants the one thing only Mrs. Treadway could have given him? The miser's son who's panting for the doctor's daughter? Widow Druffitt, who's holding secret meetings with unlikely people? The hired girl who listens at keyholes? The hired man who hides in haylofts?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cute Canadian cozy

    • By connie on 10-24-12

    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. Perhaps she made a bad choice, though, by casting a well-connected con man in the title role. It's no mere evil spell that leaves Charlie Daventer dead on his bathroom floor. But the show must go on. Cousin Frederick is hurled into the breach. Old Fred really can't tolerate the general assumption that his friend Charlie died by accident. He convinces Sarah that murder has been committed.

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

    • By Robert on 04-22-13

    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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The weather vanes of the famous craftsman Praxiteles Lumpkin are one of the great cultural treasures of rural Massachusetts. Helen Shandy, librarian at Balaclava Agricultural College, is roaming the countryside, camera in hand, capturing images of these lovely copper sculptures, trying to give them the attention they deserve. But each time she takes a picture, the featured vane vanishes. Could there be a gang of breezy-minded burglars on her tail?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complete and Unabridged

    • By Jeanie on 04-21-13

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Packed with wacky, wonderful humor and shot through with good old-fashioned suspense, this first-rate collection of 17 wonderfully original short stories stars Max Bittersohn, Sarah Kelling, and Peter Shandy, plus some quirky new characters and five brand new mysteries never before published.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gladstone Bag

    • A Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Sarah Kelling's Aunt Emma leaps at the chance to stay at her old friend Adelaide's summer place, enjoying a quiet time repairing some stage jewelry while keeping an eye on the artists and writers who'll be occupying Adelaide's six guest cottages. On the ferry, Emma's Gladstone bag is temporarily stolen. Could someone have mistaken those junk jewels for real diamonds? She meets her guests-to-be who inform her they plan to dig for Pocapuk's legendary pirate treasure without having bothered to get Adelaide's permission. On the island, her bag is heisted again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a usual Sarah/Max mystery

    • By Kate on 03-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Palace Guard

    • Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mysteries
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Sarah knows she shouldn't be here. The Kellings never did get invited back after that unfortunate incident when Madam Wilkins first opened her palatial museum to Boston's most critically outspoken Brahmins. But things have been quiet at Sarah's elegant Beacon Hill boarding house lately - nobody's been murdered in months. Lodger Max Bittersohn has free passes to today's concert, and he's one man she finds hard to turn down. But then something falls past them from the floor above, and the oldest guard sprawls dead among the hyacinths.

    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 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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. Although the police recover Helen quickly, her professor husband is badly shaken by the ordeal. Early the next morning, the college’s head of animal husbandry frantically reports another hostage situation in progress. Belinda, the school’s beloved sow, has been kidnapped, and only Peter can bring home the bacon.

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

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Recycled Citizen

    • A Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mystery
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Sarah and Max have joined with the rest of the Kelling clan to plan a black-tie charity auction. But just before the big event, one of the Centre's members is murdered, and an examination of the will points the finger of suspicion at the Kellings. To make matters even worse, another corpse pops up in the garden shed on the night of the ball. So who wants to sabotage the Centre and pull down the Kelling name?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder Goes Mumming

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Though he may not look the part, Madoc Rhys is a Mountie - and his keen sense of detection tells him it’s time to ask Janet Wadman to marry him. They have just gotten engaged when Christmas rolls around, and Janet’s boss invites them to his family estate for a last holiday fling before Janet leaves her job. After a long helicopter ride, they are at Graylings, ancestral home of the Condryckes, a family so strange that Canada’s shortest Mountie fits right in.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a weaker MacLeod cozy, but Christmas setting

    • By connie on 12-29-12

    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 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Something the Cat Dragged In

    • A Pete and Helen Shandy Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    The venerable Herbert Ungley wouldn't have been caught dead without his toupee. So when his landlady's cat dragged it into her kitchen, Betsy Lomax knew something was amiss. When she found old Ungley lying behind the Balaclavian Society clubhouse, she knew it was murder. And when the police chief called it an accident, she knew it was time to call Professor Peter Shandy, whose success at sleuthing had already surpassed his fame as father of the world-renowned rutabaga, the Balaclava Buster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an old friend revisited

    • By Stevie on 10-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Lory Reyes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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

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