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eBook Something in the Water (Peter Shandy Mysteries) ePub

by Charlotte MacLeod

  • ISBN: 0446404462
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Charlotte MacLeod
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mysterious Pr (May 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 226
  • ePub book: 1684 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1744 kb
  • Other: lit azw mbr doc
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 668

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Something in the Water book.

Something in the Water book. Ms. MacLeod has a way with words and quotes that is wonderful. The characters, both new and old, are fun and interesting. Although I figured out both mysteries before the end, it was still a great read.

Something in the Water. A Peter Shandy Mystery. Open Road Integrated Media. Thus mused Professor Peter Shandy, horticultural hotshot of Balaclava Agricultural College in rural Massachusetts, temporarily transplanted to Bright’s Inn at Pickwance, somewhere along the stern and rockbound coast of Maine. He was here for two reasons, the first being that his wife had taken it into her head to entertain certain friends of her youth at what sounded to Peter like an extended pajama party.

Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) was an internationally bestselling author of cozy mysteries

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 & C. where she rose to the rank of vice president.

Something in the Water (Peter Shandy Mysteries). Suddenly in the second chapter, Charlotte immerses us into an fairytale fantasy featuring Peter, Dan Stott, Timothy Ames, and a giant who has some resemblance to President Thorkjeld Swenson

Something in the Water (Peter Shandy Mysteries). Suddenly in the second chapter, Charlotte immerses us into an fairytale fantasy featuring Peter, Dan Stott, Timothy Ames, and a giant who has some resemblance to President Thorkjeld Swenson. It took me awhile to engage since I was stumbling over all the old English words in the dialogue.

Charlotte MacLeod, veteran mystery writer, has released a paperback delight called Something in the Water.

Something in the Water (Peter Shandy Mysteries) by Charlotte MacLeod.

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Items related to Something in the Water (Peter Shandy Mysteries). Peter Shandy, the botanist-sleuth from The Corpse in Oozak's Pond, discovers deception during a field trip, when a man is poisoned and the locals seek out the murderer-to give proper thanks. 35,000 first printing. Charlotte MacLeod Something in the Water (Peter Shandy Mysteries). ISBN 13: 9780892964307. Something in the Water (Peter Shandy Mysteries). About the Author: Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) was an internationally bestselling author of cozy mysteries.

Massachusetts horticulturalist Peter Shandy i. Report an error in the book. Massachusetts horticulturalist Peter Shandy is famous for his rutabagas, but he comes to Maine with a loftier plant in mind. While vacationing in Maine, Professor Peter Shandy confronts a poisonous potpie. Shandy is bitterly jealous, but finds a major distraction in the dining room of the country inn where he's staying

Botanist and sleuth Peter Shandy discovers deception during a field trip, when a man is poisoned and the locals seek out the murderer--to give proper thanks

Comments

Wenyost Wenyost
I've read most if not all of the other major series by MacLeod, but am new to the Peter Shandy. It is risky to try to generalize on the basis of the one I have now read of the latter series, but the Shandy novels would appear to be generally of a lighter tone than the frequently pretty serious problems faced by the protagonists (Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn) of the other series. ( Have just checked with Wikipedia and the author of the MacLeod article asserts that both are equally light. Obviously on the basis of reading only one Shandy, I cannot disagree.) I would certainly recommend that those who have liked this book or others about Peter Shandy, try the Kelling and Bittersohn books; they are likely to be equally appealing and allow you double enjoyment from the work of this fine author.
As to the book itself, it is light, pleasant and interesting reading with a cast of characters nearly all of whom, for better or worse, have their idiosyncrasies. Mrs. Shandy plays a limited but important role, one would not mind seeing more of her, while her husband, Professor and successful scientist, is an appealing hero. The book is more about the characters of a small town than it is a 'true' mystery; although there are murders and a search for the killer or killers, very little of which is done by the police or, visibly, by the Professor. In fact, were I more intensely motivated to do so, I would have acted on the feeling it left with me that a chunk of the book had gone missing in transit, so abrupt was the denouement.
At any rate, the book made good reading, gave us not only a hero and heroine to like, but an assortment of other decent people, as well as people of evil disposition at whom we can hiss. Not an intricate book nor a ranking mystery (of which the author was quite capable), but one that followers of the cozy mystery story should enjoy. (Incidentally, I would recommend that followers of the author read the Wikipedia article; she was quite a woman, both in her primary full time job in the business world and in her literary endeavors. Quite admirable.)
Monam Monam
Years ago, I read this book in Paperback. Since my eyes aren't what they use be and wanted to read them again I found the hard copy. I enjoyed it just as much as I did then. I found the complete series in hard copies from various dealers and I'm having a ball reading the books over again. They are "who done its" but Hilarious to boot. For those who haven't read them I'd highly recommend you do. I think you'll get just as much pleasure as I did.
Kamuro Kamuro
I love the Peter Shandy books and have read all that are on whispersync - my eyes aren't what they use to be and I can't read for any amount of time any longer. This one confused me. The topic"Something in the Water" is only touched on briefly and in passing and the idea of the "magical" water is never fully explored or explained or even part of the story. And the ending - what was that? I've read enough of these to know what's going on but this time it caught be totally by surprise. Not "who dunnit" I figured that out early on - but how he was found out - there was no lead in - I had to go back 3 times before I figured out that they had solved the mysteries. They, Peter, his wife and a friend are riding in the car and in the next paragraph the murderer is being arrested. I honestly thought that I was missing some pages or even chapters. I'm sorry - I loved the story itself but it was almost like the author got tired of it and just said let's end this now I have better things to do.
Virn Virn
This Peter Shandy mystery isn't as over-the-top silly as the other ones I've read, and I think I like it even better for that reason. The whodunit keeps you guessing, too.

Peter has found himself entangled in a mystery at an inn on the Maine coast. What could be more satisfyingly escapist than that?
Adoranin Adoranin
The Peter Shandy series of mysteries are fanciful to say the least, charming in a homespun way, and, to my taste, thoroughly amusing.
Duzshura Duzshura
As a fan of this author back when her novels were first published, I was happy to find a Peter Shandy mystery I had not read before available on my Kindle. Although this wasn't the most challenging of Charlotte MacLeod's murder plots, the characters were interesting and fun, and the setting of the Maine coast made for a pleasant reading experience.
Fordg Fordg
I've long been a fan of Charlotte Macleod's Sarah Kelling cosies but I'm new to the Peter Shandy books. There are new characters to enjoy and a (fairly obvious) mystery within a mystery. This is another entertaining cosy, this time away from Balaclava County. Peter makes a visit to the fictional Pickwance in Maine where he finds lupins, artworks, a mysterious spring and another mystery for him to solve.
A cozy mystery featuring Professor Peter Shandy. Set in Maine.
Start with "Rest You Merry" the first book of the series.