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eBook The Palace Guard ePub

by Charlotte MacLeod

  • ISBN: 0896213455
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Charlotte MacLeod
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press (1981)
  • Pages: 325
  • ePub book: 1388 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1271 kb
  • Other: lrf docx txt azw
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 116

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A Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mystery. Open Road Integrated Media. For Charlotte Hunnewell Lamson.

A Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mystery. Heavens, what an impresario must go through, Sarah rested her dainty forearms on the carved marble balustrade and looked down at the enclosed courtyard, now massed with spring flowers for Eastertide or, as in Mr. Bittersohn’s case, Passover. Look, isn’t this fantastic?

It’s Sarah and Max. Mind if we come down for a second?. break their necks on the.

It’s Sarah and Max. break their necks on the stairs from the balcony. I might as well have stayed for the game. There’s more action here tonight than in my own pa. .That’ll teach you to sack in with Plutonic women. How long did Nick stay?. Long enough to say good-bye. He was looking for Lydia. Did you tell him about the Russian roulette?.

by Charlotte MacLeod. A museum robbery leaves a guard dead, and two Boston sleuths investigate: If this is your first meeting with Sarah Kelling, oh how I envy you (Margaret Maron)

by Charlotte MacLeod. A museum robbery leaves a guard dead, and two Boston sleuths investigate: If this is your first meeting with Sarah Kelling, oh how I envy you (Margaret Maron). It has only been a few months since Sarah Kelling’s elderly husband passed away, and she is struggling to adapt to life as a penniless young widow. To make ends meet, she converts her stately Boston home into a boardinghouse, a decision that brings something even better than money: the company of art-fraud investigator Max Bittersohn.

The Palace Guard - Charlotte MacLeod. The courtyard guard was sweating, frantic, putting up a valiant single-handed battle to keep back the crowd that had appeared where nobody had been a moment before. Stand back, please, he was shouting. Sarah Kelling & Max Bittersohn Mysteries.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. THE PALACE GUARD is the third in the Sarah Kelling and Max Bittershon series by Charlotte Macleod.

The Palace Guard entertains us, in Canadian Charlotte MacLeod’s much loved series about a young Boston widow and her relatives. It’s rewarding that we know them well. They make us laugh and are identifiable, thus we are mentally involved with the story. Personal thoughts and sidebar observations are peculiar because they are unabashedly astute. Reading Charlotte frequently generates a state of amusement, along with admiration of wordplay and empathy of her eyebrow-raising scenarios.

When a museum guard takes a tumble, Sarah and Max find a forgery. The museum has been robbed, and a guard has fallen to his death. It has only been a few months since Sarah Kelling's elderly husband passed away, and she is struggling to adapt to life as a penniless young widow. Dozens of priceless paintings have been stolen and replaced with forgeries, and to recover these masterworks will mean tearing the lid off the quiet life of the Boston upper crust.

Sarah knows she shouldn't be here.

It's been quiet at Sara's elegant Beacon Hill boarding house lately, in fact, nobody has been murdered for months. Then, as she stands on a second-floor balcony with lodger Max Bittersohn, something dark falls past them from above and ends up sprawled in the flower-filled courtyard below.

Charlotte (Matilda) MacLeod was born in 1922 in Bath, New Brunswick, Canada . The Palace Guard (1982). The Bilbao Looking Glass (1983). The Convivial Codfish (1984).

Charlotte (Matilda) MacLeod was born in 1922 in Bath, New Brunswick, Canada, but emigrated to the United States in 1923, and became a naturalized . She attended the Art Institute of Boston. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, she worked as a copywriter for Stop & Shop Supermarkets in Boston. Many of her books are set in New England, including one series focused on college professor Peter Shandy, and another on Beacon Hill couple Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn.

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Comments

GawelleN GawelleN
This is the third of the Kelling and Bittersohn books in her series about the now impoverished widow of one of Boston's Blue Bloods and a Jewish art theft investigator. Previously we have learned about the former's marriage to a man old enough to be her father and then her establishment of a Boarding House in the mansion in which they had lived. Somewhere along the way, he has come to live in the house but their romance has progressed slowly because of her views on how soon a bereaved spouse can undertake a full-blooded new romance. Of course, in both previous books murder has somehow been visited to someone who has been in interaction with her. The same, of course, is true of this book which opens with the fall from the upper balcony of one of Boston's landmark museums. The almost couple are attending an event there and, inevitably find themselves, even though somewhat remotely, caught up in the event. That is not the end of their involvement, however, for other events follow which tie them into the life....and death...of the museum.
Readers of other works in the series will know the author to be a skilled story teller and adept writer. While there is plenty of action, the book is not for those looking for tough guy antics, teasing sexuality or suspenseful adventure. There is a leavening of humor, some colorful characters, an interesting plot and an appealing heroine. It is a series in which there is a progressive development in the lives of the characters involved rather than the Rex Stout Nero Wolfe books in which there is some progression from one book to another but where each of the central characters remain essentially the same over the decades.
I enjoyed these book on first reading and find them equally appealing some decades later. New readers can jump right in with this book without missing much since necessary background is sketched in. If you afford it, and find your first taste acceptable, you are likely to develop a desire to go back to book one and continue from there. On the other hand, as I pointed out, those seeking taut action, high suspense or descriptive sexuality, should look elsewhere.
Linn Linn
THE PALACE GUARD is the third in the Sarah Kelling and Max Bittershon series by Charlotte Macleod. Add a few more of Sarah's hilarious cousins to the mix and murder is fun.
Sarah and Max attend a concert at the Wilkins Museum and while resting their ears from a well-meaning recital on a balcony, a body falls from the 3rd floor to the courtyard below them. Is the guard's death an accident while taking a leak in a famous fountain or murder.
A second murder leads the landlady and her tenant on a infamous chase of a thief who has stripped the museum of 30 of its masterpieces and substituted excellent copies in their place.
Sarah's cousin Brooks Kelling finds the love of his life in Sarah's boarding house and helps the duo solve the crime.
This one has all the wit and verve you'd expect from Charlotte Macleod.
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Gardataur Gardataur
Sarah is caught in a museum mishap that keeps her and Max guessing who killed two guards and why. They use her crazy cousin to help them figure out if paintings were being replaced and if so, why. They hide and watch and go on searches while in disguise. This book has a great plot and interesting characters.
krot krot
This is the second book in the series. Start reading this series with "The Family Vault", and continue in order, if you can. The characters develop along the way. There is tragedy, comedy, adventure, and romance - what more could you want? Some of Sarah's uncles, as well as her butler and maid, are "a hoot and a half"! This series is one of several by Charlotte MacLeod, and I love her writing!
Urreur Urreur
I'm rereading this series from the '70's and 80's. Skipped the second in the series since for some reason it didn't have Whispersinc. I love having the book on Kindle and the Audible on my phone. I'll probably get the next in the series provided it has Whispersinc.
Umrdana Umrdana
Solid entry in the Kelling mysteries. The characters are better developed and the light setting works nicely for a cozy and screwball mystery, with a little elaboration on characters we've previously met and enjoyed.
Silverbrew Silverbrew
Charlotte MacLeod was such a wonderful author. Naturally, I found my missing copy of the book before this copy arrived.
Typical of a Charlotte MacLeod mystery, this book manages to be funny, clever, and very engaging from start to finish.