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Charlotte MacLeod
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... show more



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 & Co., where she rose to the rank of vice president. In her spare time, MacLeod wrote short stories, and in 1964 published her first novel, a children’s book called Mystery of the White Knight. In Rest You Merry (1978), MacLeod introduced Professor Peter Shandy, a horticulturist and amateur sleuth whose adventures she would chronicle for two decades. The Family Vault (1979) marked the first appearance of her other best-known characters: the husband and wife sleuthing team Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, whom she followed until her last novel, The Balloon Man, in 1998.

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Birth date: November 12, 1922
Died: January 14, 2005
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Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it 7 months ago
It's the night before Christmas as I write this review.The season is merry and I should be too. Yet despite best intentions and goodwill to all men, I couldn't bring myself to listen to this book again. The story is slow and the characters are bland. I don't care whodunnit or how they are found....
Tannat
Tannat rated it 7 months ago
Series: Peter Shandy #1 Professor Shandy goes away for a few days over Christmas after staging a ghastly Christmas light display at his house in order to get back at everyone nagging at him for not participating in the illumination display only to find a dead body in his house on his return. The c...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 1 year ago
Series: Madoc Rhys #1 This book is first in a series that I knew nothing about going into. It’s a cozy mystery wherein an old lady is poisoned by a poorly prepared batch of canned string beans. So dastardly! Janet, her neighbour, harbours suspicions about the circumstances and tries to call in the...
Daryl Reads
Daryl Reads rated it 4 years ago
Very enjoyable.
The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it 4 years ago
Charlotte MacLeod, writing here as Alisa Craig, is one of my take-to-a-desert island authors so you can expect a gushing review from me for this book and you'll get it. It's warm, it's witty, it's fun, it extremely well-written, it's cozy but my favorite word to describe her writing is gentle. This ...
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