Charlotte MacLeod Books In Order

Professor Peter Shandy Books In Publication Order

  1. Rest You Merry (1978)
  2. The Luck Runs Out (1979)
  3. Wrack and Rune (1982)
  4. Something The Cat Dragged In (1983)
  5. The Curse of the Giant Hogweed (1985)
  6. The Corpse in Oozak’s Pond (1987)
  7. Vane Pursuit (1989)
  8. An Owl Too Many (1991)
  9. Something in the Water (1994)
  10. Exit the Milkman (1996)

Sarah Kelling & Max Bittersohn Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. The Family Vault (1979)
  2. The Withdrawing Room (1980)
  3. The Palace Guard (1981)
  4. The Bilbao Looking Glass (1983)
  5. The Convivial Codfish (1984)
  6. The Plain Old Man (1985)
  7. The Recycled Citizen (1987)
  8. The Silver Ghost (1987)
  9. The Gladstone Bag (1990)
  10. The Resurrection Man (1992)
  11. The Odd Job (1995)
  12. The Balloon Man (1998)

Madoc Rhys Books In Publication Order

  1. A Pint of Murder (1980)
  2. Murder Goes Mumming (1981)
  3. A Dismal Thing to Do (1986)
  4. Trouble in the Brasses (1989)
  5. The Wrong Rite (1992)

Grub-And-Stakers Books In Publication Order

  1. The Grub-And-Stakers Move a Mountain (1981)
  2. The Grub-and-Stakers Quilt a Bee (1985)
  3. The Grub-And-Stakers Pinch a Poke (1988)
  4. The Grub-and-Stakers Spin a Yarn (1990)
  5. The Grub-And-Stakers House a Haunt (1993)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Mystery of the White Knight (1964)
  2. Next Door to Danger (1965)
  3. The Fat Lady’s Ghost (1968)
  4. Mouse’s Vineyard (1968)
  5. Brass pounder (1971)
  6. Ask Me No Questions (1971)
  7. King Devil (1978)
  8. We Dare Not Go A-Hunting (1980)
  9. Cirak’s Daughter (1982)
  10. The Terrible Tide (As: Alisa Craig) (1983)
  11. Maid of Honor (1984)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Grab Bag (1987)
  2. It Was an Awful Shame and Other Stories (2002)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Astrology For Skeptics (1972)
  2. Had She but Known (1994)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Mistletoe Mysteries (1989)
  2. Christmas Stalkings (1991)

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Charlotte MacLeod Books Overview

Rest You Merry

CONTINUING THE DEFINITIVE SERIES OF CLASSIC MYSTERIES BY AMERICAN MYSTERY AND NERO WOLFE AWARD WINNING AUTHOR CHARLOTTE MacLEOD For years, Professor Peter Shandy has been badgered by Jemima Ames, Assistant Librarian and Annual Chairperson, to decorate his campus home for the Grand Illumination which is Balaclava Agricultural College’s main fund raising event. Now he can hold out no longer. Goaded to madness, he buries his small brick house under an avalanche of plastic reindeer, flashing lights, and fake Santa Clauses. Hooks up an amplifier blaring ‘All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,’ locks the switches at ‘on,’ and escapes to sea on a tramp steamer. Shipwrecked and conscience stricken, he crawls back to face his irate colleagues, and finds Jemima Ames dead on his living room floor. Police and security guards say it’s an accident; Shandy says it’s murder. President Thorkjeld Svenson says he’d better find out the truth without wrecking the Illumination…
or the next corpse will be Shandy’s.

Vane Pursuit

Edgar Award nominee Charlotte MacLeod returns to the adventures of Balaclava College botany professor Peter Shandy as he searches for disappearing antique weather vanes. ‘Another solid performance from MacLeod and the Shandy’s.’ Publishers Weekly. HC: Mysterious Press.

An Owl Too Many

When boorish Emory Emmerick is netted and stabbed to death during the Annual Owl Count at Balaclava Agricultural College and then Professor Binks is kidnapped, Peter Shandy steps in to investigate. PW.

Something in the Water

Witnessing a sudden death when the town bully falls over dead at the table of a country inn, Professor Peter Shandy suspects foul play and wonders if it is related to another mystery involving an unlikely crop of lupines. K.

Exit the Milkman

While Professor Peter Shandy is helping his amnesiatic friend, Professor Jim Felster, who is suspected to be the long lost son of a dairy magnate, Felster’s wife turns up murdered, and Shandy must ferret out the murderer to save Jim.

The Family Vault

Great uncle Frederick could be counted on to be difficult to the end, and beyond. Sarah Kelling is therefore not surprised when her relative’s burial has to be switched at the last minute to a long abandoned family vault in an historic Beacon Hill cemetery. She is, however, as appalled as the rest of her blue blood clan when the ruby studded skeleton of a flamboyant burlesque queen, who had vanished some thirty years before, turns up in Uncle Fred’s chosen resting place. The Kellings have barely gotten former Fred decently interred before Sarah begins to realize that she and her family are somehow at the vortex of a complex murder plot that stretches far into the past and is moving, inexorably and horrifyingly, into the present. Charlotte MacLeod has written short stories and articles for both adults and children, several teen age mystery novels, and ASTROLOGY FOR SKEPTICS, which has been published both in the United States and abroad.

The Bilbao Looking Glass

‘Sarah Kelling/Max Bittersohn’ Series Sarah Kelling and her art detective friend, Max Bittersohn, arrive at her summer home to find a lovely old Bilbao looking glass. Sarah’s never seen this precious antique before so, mindful of burglaries, Max calls the police. Appie Kelling arrives, bringing her own special brand of total chaos, her son, Lionel, and her four grandsons. They make Genghis Kahn’s horde look like a bunch of sissies, but are they really thieves, arsonists, and killers? Somebody is, that’s for sure. Max and Sarah have to battle their way through a wall of social prejudice, a maze of conflicting clues, and some extremely sticky situations before they find out who’s taken them on this perilous trip through the looking glass. ‘MacLeod shows once again why her Crime Club novels have put her in the front ranks among mystery fans here and abroad.’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Convivial Codfish

After years of toiling upward through the ranks, Jeremy Kelling has finally attained his goal: to preside as Exalted Chowderhead over the Annual Scrooge Day revels of the Comrades of The Convivial Codfish. Suddenly, at the height of the ceremonies, Jeremy discovers that he’s been robbed of his extremely valuable emblem of office. The Great Chain of the Convivial Cod is gone! He calls his new nephew in law, Max Bittersohn, who isn’t inclined to take the Codfish seriously until Jeremy falls victim to what may, or may not, be a particularly vicious practical joke. From then on, it’s champagne, caviar, and cold blooded mass mayhem in high society as Max puts his life on the line to find a killer.

The Plain Old Man

Sarah Kelling/Max Bittersohb series Sarah’s Aunt Emma’s theater troupe is doing THE SORCERER as Emma has always hankered to play Lady Sangazure. Perhaps she made a bad choice, though, by casting a well connected con man in the title role. It’s no mere evil spell that leaves Charlie Daventer dead on his bathroom floor. But the show must go on. Cousin Frederick is hurled into the breach. Old Fred really can’t tolerate the general assumption that his friend Charlie died by accident. He convinces Sarah that a murder has been committed. Sarah’s husband, Max the detective, is off in Finland so she tackles the case herself. Clues aren’t hard to find. Sarah sorts them out only to learn when the curtain falls that the show is far from over. ‘Delightful fun with plenty of mystery to keep the pages turning.’ Booklist

The Recycled Citizen

Sarah Kelling and her husband, Max Bittersohn, have joined the rest of the Kelling clan to plan a black tie charity auction with the proceeds going to the Senior Citizens’ Recycling Center. But soon one of the Center’s members is killed, and the Kelling clan enlists Sarah and Max to solve the mystery and save the Kelling name. HC: Mysterious Press.

The Silver Ghost

Sarah Kelling and her husband Max Bittershohn are back in a whimsical whodunit involving a ghost a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. When a friend’s classic car disappears and a gardener is found murdered, Sarah and Max untangle a tapestry of Renaissance clues to ferret out the killer. HC: Mysterious Press.

The Gladstone Bag

Sarah Kelling’s Aunt Emma leaps at the chance to stay at her old friend Adelaide’s summer place, enjoying a quiet time repairing some stage jewelry while keeping an eye on the artists and writers who’ll be occupying Adelaide’s six guest cottages. On the ferry, Emma’s Gladstone bag is temporarily stolen. Could someone have mistaken those junk jewels for real diamonds? She meets her guests to be who inform her they plan to dig for Pocapuk’s legendary pirate treasure without having bothered to get Adelaide’s permission. On the island, her bag is heisted again, a trespassing scuba diver is found dead, and a mysterious stranger is off on a rampage of attempted murders. Emma enlists niece Sarah and her husband, Max Bittersohn, for a spot of long distance detecting. ‘It’s lively and fun all the way…
‘ Amazon. com

The Resurrection Man

Boston based art detectives Sarah Kelling and husband Max Bittersohn were hoping for some time off after their last case, especially since Max is still recovering from a broken leg he suffered during the investigation. That hope dies quickly, though, when they run into Countess Lydia Ouspenska. The Countess, an expert forger of Byzantine icons, tells them that an old acquaintance, Bartolo Arbalest known in their circles as ‘The Resurrection Man‘ because of his skills in restoring damaged works of art has set up a Renaissance style ‘guild’ in their fair city, with a number of artisans working independently under one roof. Nothing mysterious about that, of course except for the fact that some of Boston’s wealthiest citizens have been murdered shortly after valuable objets d’arts restored by Arbalest’s organization were returned to them. When Sarah’s old friend George Protherie becomes the latest victim, her investigation which, coming as no surprise, ties in with Max’s search into Arbalest’s background reveals that Protherie was not the staid Boston Brahmin he appeared. In fact, he was guarding an array of secrets that stretch back to his old days as an importer of oriental antiquities…
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The Odd Job

Sarah Kelling’s vacation at her shorefront home is cut short when the administrator of Boston’s Wilkins Museum is murdered with an antique hat pin, and Sarah must handle the burial arrangements and find the murderer before he finds her. K. PW.

The Balloon Man

A family wedding gone awry sets the pace in this deliciously deadly Sarah Kelling/Max Bittersohn’s family embraced her with warm and welcoming arms. To repay their kindness, she throws Max’s nephew a glorious wedding on her family’s sprawling seaside estate. But then, what starts as a perfect day for a marriage soon deteriorates into a multi pronged disaster. First, Max is knocked unconscious by someone looking to steal the bride’s gold and ruby necklace. Then, a hot air balloon crashes into the tent, leaving a corpse in its wake. And, to add insult to injury, someone attempts to steal a vintage Rolls. It will take all of Max’s formidable skills as the world’s greatest expert on art theft to get to the bottom of these nuptials turned nasty.

The Wrong Rite

Questions and answers guide readers to an understanding of their personality types, discussing perfectionism, caring and sensitive people, competitive people artistic people, introverts, cautious people, planners, and others.

The Grub-And-Stakers House a Haunt

When the ghost of murdered mule driver Hiram Jellaby appears in the kitchen of widow Zilla Trott’s house, Sergeant McVicar investigates the century old crime.

Cirak’s Daughter

An unexpected legacy from the father who deserted her as a baby starts Jenny on a dangerous search for answers to questions concerning her father, his death, and her own future.

Maid of Honor

Fed up with her family’s preoccupation with her sister’s coming wedding, Persis tells no one of her music school scholarship until the disappearance of a valuable wedding gift precipitates a crisis that reveals a new side to her family.

It Was an Awful Shame and Other Stories

This is the definitive Charlotte MacLeod collection, filled with the humour, plot twists and whimsy that have made her known and celebrated worldwide.

Had She but Known

The life of America’s first best selling suspense novelist and playwright is presented in full detail, from Rinehart’s role as a World War I trench reporter to her fascination with native American culture. National

Mistletoe Mysteries

The Queen of the Whimsical Whodunit presents a collection of mystery stories centered around a Yuletide theme, written by some of the best practitioners of the cozy mystery working today.

Christmas Stalkings

1989’s Mistletoe Mysteries, a collection of all new Yuletide mystery stories written by today’s top practitioners of the cozy mystery, was a runaway success with critics and fans. Now bestselling novelist Charlotte MacLeod returns to her editor’s seat with Christmas Stalkings.

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