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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 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    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

    • 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 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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 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. 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 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

    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

    • 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

    • 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. With colleagues Dan Stott and Timothy Ames at his side, he leaves the groves of academe for some fancy fieldwork deep in the heart of Wales. But never in their wildest dreams did the three professors expect the bizarre events that awaited them.... Where Miss Hilda Horsefall's recipe for homemade lye soap becomes as valuable as Dan Stott's knowledge of The Chronicles of Narnia....

    • 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

    • Murder Goes Mumming

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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 Wrong Rite

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Returning with his wife and infant daughter to Wales for a family reunion, Canadian Mounted Police detective Madoc Rhys finds himself investigating the death of his cousin. By the author of An Owl Too Many.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging Mystery in a Peaceful Setting

    • By Chalis on 03-19-13

    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 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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 Grub-and-Stakers Quilt a Bee

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Lory Reyes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    When a considerable legacy leads to the murder of the curator of their new museum, the members of the Grub-and-Stake Gardening and Roving Club solve the mystery with the help of an embroidered wedding quilt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book--distracting narrator

    • By Anne on 12-17-12

    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 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    • Exit the Milkman

    • A Peter Shandy Mystery
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Although he towers over his neighbors, Jim Feldster is otherwise unremarkable, except for his mastery of cow milking and his membership in every lodge, rotary club, and brotherhood that Balaclava County has to offer. And anyone who’s met his wife, Mirelle, a vicious gossip with a hysterical streak, can understand why he never misses a meeting. But one night their neighbors, the sleuthing academics Peter and Helen Shandy, wake at 2:47 a.m. to the sound of Mirelle screaming.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reader needs to learn English

    • By Sharon Garner on 01-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Grub-and-Stakers House a Haunt

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Lory Reyes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    When the ghost of murdered mule driver Hiram Jellaby appears in the kitchen of the widow Zilla Trott's house, Sergeant McVicar investigates. Along for the ride are Regency-romance writer Arethusa Monk, and Pollicott James, a specialist in dowsing.

    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 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • Trouble in the Brasses

    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Although he is a decorated officer of the Mounted Police, Madoc Rhys’s tin ear has long been an embarrassment to his musically fixated family. But when his father’s orchestra needs a policeman, the Mountie gets a chance to make daddy proud. It began as pranks among the brass instruments, but something is rotten inside the Wagstaffe Symphony, and is about to graduate to something criminal. Called in to look into the tensions within the group, Madoc arrives in time to see the French horn player keel over.

    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

    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

    • 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

    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

    • 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. 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

    • Grab Bag

    • A Collection of Stories
    • By: Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 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, 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

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