Search Results: "Charlotte MacLeod"


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CHARLOTTE by David Foenkinos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2016

"A searing portrait of a brilliant artist that doesn't reveal anything new about its subject."
Charlotte Salomon, a real-life German Jewish artist, created a small but radiant body of work before dying in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE ODD JOB by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 1995

"This one's strictly for the author's enthusiastic she-can-do- no-wrong devotees."
An over-the-top adventure for Boston's Sarah (nÇe Kelling) Bittersohn. Read full book review >

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VANE PURSUIT by Charlotte MacLeod
Released: April 10, 1989

Back to Balaclava Junction and its sometime sleuth, Professor Peter Shandy of the local agricultural college (The Corpse in Oosak's Pond, etc.), for more far-fetched criminal activity amongst the strange-sounding names and homey kitchens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2005

"A larger-than-life story, told with panache."
Shevelow (English/Univ. of Calif., San Diego) reconstructs the life of a colorful, cross-dressing thespian. Read full book review >

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EXIT THE MILKMAN by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 1996

"The author's legion of fans will undoubtedly love every minute."
Peter Shandy, botany professor at Balaclava Agricultural College and sometime sleuth (Something in the Water, 1994, etc.), lives, with librarian wife Helen, next door to dairy-management Professor Jim Feldster and Mirelle, his harridan of a wife. Read full book review >

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IT WAS AN AWFUL SHAME by Charlotte MacLeod
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A mildly diverting collection, best by far when it eschews the whimsical."
MacLeod deserts for the moment her usual series—one featuring Professor Peter Shandy of Balaclava Agricultural College (Exit the Milkman, 1996, etc.), the other Sarah Kelling and detective husband Max Bittersohn (The Balloon Man, 1998, etc.)—to reprint a collection of 19 short stories, about half from the '60s, half from the '80s. Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTION MAN by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Strictly for faithful fans."
This tenth outing for investigators (specializing in art and antiques) Max and Sarah Bittersohn (The Silver Ghost, 1988, etc.) finds them spending a summer in Sarah's Beacon Hill house in Boston and deeply involved in the murder of Sarah's aged old friend George Protheroe, found stabbed to death in the overstuffed mansion he shared with unflappable wife Anora. Read full book review >

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THE BALLOON MAN by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1998

"Faithful fans may be enchanted; others may find a rambling wreck."
Another excursion into fantasyland with Sarah Kelling, of the old-line Boston Kellings, and her Jewish husband Max Bittersohn, head of a detective agency specializing in art recovery (The Odd Job, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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SOMETHING IN THE WATER by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"Her legion of fans will love it."
Botanist-sleuth Peter Shandy (An Owl Too Many, etc.) is staying at Bright's Inn, a landmark in the Maine coastal village of Pickwance, while he visits the famed lupines of elderly retired teacher Frances Rondel. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS STALKINGS by Charlotte MacLeod
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"For last-minute shoppers only."
Continuing in the tradition of her 1989 collection, Mistletoe Mysteries, MacLeod and 12 others offer 13 Christmas-themed stories of, mostly, the ``Bah, humbug!'' variety. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature."
Accomplished biographer Harman (Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, 2010, etc.) returns with a lively account of the life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).Read full book review >