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The Madoc And Janet Rhys Mysteries Volume One

Author : Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN : 9781504045520
Genre : Fiction
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The first three cozy mysteries in a series featuring a Royal Canadian Mountie and his resourceful wife from an international-bestselling author. The beloved sleuthing couple solves a trio of murder cases in the austere beauty of Canada’s New Brunswick. Originally published under the pseudonym Alisa Craig, these three tales are a witty look at murder in a small town—“the epitome of the ‘cozy’ mystery” (Mostly Murder). A Pint of Murder: When Janet Wadman realizes her friend Agatha was murdered with a jar of tainted green beans, her discovery leads to another untimely death. Height-challenged Mountie Madoc Rhys proves more capable than he looks, and Janet is duly impressed. Murder Goes Mumming: Madoc decides to ask Janet for her hand in marriage. But when the newly engaged couple finds their Christmas plans spoiled by murder, the investigating duo once again finds they have a gift for serving justice. A Dismal Thing to Do: Janet witnesses a terrible accident on the back roads of Canada. But after dashing into a nearby barn to get help, someone thanks her by stealing her car and then trying to kill her. Or were they? Madoc arrives and together they work to stop a deadly crime wave in its tracks.
Category: Fiction

A Dismal Thing To Do

Author : Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN : 9783958593763
Genre : Fiction
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After witnessing a strange explosion, Janet becomes a murderer's next target. Janet Rhys is driving through the backwoods of Canada when she sees the truck ahead of her lose control, smash into a snow bank, and flip sideways, completely blocking the road. Springing to action, she darts into a nearby barn, searching for something to use to rescue the person trapped inside. When she hears an explosion, Janet returns to find the truck is nothing but smoking wreckage, and the driver has stolen her car. Janet takes shelter in an abandoned house, and is waiting for help to come when the truck driver's accomplices set fire to her hideout. Just before she is engulfed in flames, she leaps through a window and escapes into the snow. The killers think their witness is dead, and if Janet doesn't move quickly, they will be right. Review Quote. "Charm, wit, and Holmesian logic."- AudioFile. "A great way to visit Moscow without having to live there." - San Jose Mercury News. "The epitome of the 'cozy' mystery." - Mostly Murder. "MacLeod can be counted on for a witty, literate and charming mystery." - Publishers Weekly. Biographical note. 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.
Category: Fiction

The Armchair Detective

Author : Allen J. Hubin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007239903
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Category: Detective and mystery stories

Canadian Fiction

Author : Sharron Smith
ISBN : 1591581664
Genre : Reference
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A guide to popular, contemporary Canadian fiction.
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Lawmen In Scarlet

Author : Bernard Alger Drew
ISBN : UOM:39015018467897
Genre : Reference
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This book looks at more than 500 fictional works featuring the rugged Mounties, overlapping such genres as Westerns, romances and mysteries. Entries provide author biographies, publication data and plot summaries. Major authors covered include James B. Hendryx, Alissa Craig, William Byron Mowery, Laurie York Erskine, Ralph Connor, James Oliver Curwood, and Ian Anderson. The author provides plot summaries, casts, and credits for about 225 films. The illustrated text is intended as a reference and collectors' guide. For those researching Canadian popular fiction, entries are keyed to listings and critical discussion in more than thirty other reference works. Also included are miscellaneous Big Little Books, comic books, comic strips, TV and radio shows, operas, stage dramas, and musicals.
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Author : Janet Husband
ISBN : 9780838909676
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007308658
Genre : Detective and mystery stories, American
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Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Great Women Mystery Writers

Author : Kathleen Gregory Klein
ISBN : 0313287708
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Recounts the lives and summarizes and evaluates the works of 117 classic and contemporary women mystery writers
Category: Literary Criticism

World Authors 1985 1990

Author : Vineta Colby
ISBN : UOM:49015002917442
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers biographical sketches of 345 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers
Category: Biography & Autobiography