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Title:
The corpse in Oozak's Pond
Author:
MacLeod, Charlotte.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Large print edition.
Publication Information:
Long Preston, North Yorkshire, England : Magna Print ; Thorndike, ME : Distributed by Thorndike Press, 1988.

1988, ©1986
Physical Description:
317 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781850574293

9781850574286
Format :
Book

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Summary

Author Notes

Charlotte MacLeod was born in Bath, New Brunswick, Canada on November 12, 1922. She immigrated to the United States in 1923 and became a naturalized citizen in 1951. She attended the School of Practical Art, now the Art Institute of Boston. She was a staff artist and copywriter at Stop and Shop supermarkets from 1945 to 1952. She also worked at N.H. Miller & Co. advertising firm from 1952 to 1982 starting as a copy chief and ending up as a Vice President.

She wrote two series under her own name, a Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mystery series and the Peter Shandy Mystery series. She also wrote two series under the pseudonym Alisa Craig, the Madoc and Janet Rhys Mystery series and the Grub-and-Stakers series. She also wrote Had She But Known: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart and a dozen juvenile books. She won five American Mystery awards and a Nero Wolfe award. She edited the anthologies Mistletoe Mysteries and Christmas Stalkings. She is the co-founder and past president of the American Crime Writers League. She died on January 14, 2005 at the age of 82.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Charlotte MacLeod was born in Bath, New Brunswick, Canada on November 12, 1922. She immigrated to the United States in 1923 and became a naturalized citizen in 1951. She attended the School of Practical Art, now the Art Institute of Boston. She was a staff artist and copywriter at Stop and Shop supermarkets from 1945 to 1952. She also worked at N.H. Miller & Co. advertising firm from 1952 to 1982 starting as a copy chief and ending up as a Vice President.

She wrote two series under her own name, a Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mystery series and the Peter Shandy Mystery series. She also wrote two series under the pseudonym Alisa Craig, the Madoc and Janet Rhys Mystery series and the Grub-and-Stakers series. She also wrote Had She But Known: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart and a dozen juvenile books. She won five American Mystery awards and a Nero Wolfe award. She edited the anthologies Mistletoe Mysteries and Christmas Stalkings. She is the co-founder and past president of the American Crime Writers League. She died on January 14, 2005 at the age of 82.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Dressed in a suit nearly 100 years old, a body floats on the surface of the lake at Balaclava Agricultural College. In an upstairs bedroom, an elderly couple lies side by side, their nightcaps poisoned. Professor Peter Shandy, agriculturalist and master sleuth, returns in this funny, endlessly inventive mystery. As in previous Shandy mysteries, the usual collection of small-town eccentrics and battling academics is swept up in a complex case, this time involving a lawsuit that threatens to reclaim part of the campus grounds for the ancestors of the college founder, Balaclava Buggins. That the frozen corpse in the water bears an uncanny resemblance to the long-dead Buggins is a further mystery. The irrepressible Shandy steps in, nearly sinking beneath the weight of innumerable Bugginses, who keep showing up, some in disguise, some supposedly dead. With the help of his patient librarian wife, Helen, and eager local reporter Cronkite Swope, Shandy saves the day and the college. Superb entertainment. PLR. [OCLC] 86-62775


School Library Journal Review

YA Young adult readers with a lively sense of humor and an appreciation for the fine old family names such as Fortitude Lumpkin will find the latest Peter Shandy mystery to their liking. Balaclava Agriculture College has two problems: the unfortunate discovery of three victims of very foul play and (more importantly) a lawsuit by the greedy heirs of college founder Balaclava Buggins to reclaim part of the college, namely Oozak's Pond. With his usual aplomb and the help of the college community and various bizarre local folk, Professor Shandy solves both problems to the vast enjoyment of readers. Rosemary Smith, Albright Middle School, Houston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Dressed in a suit nearly 100 years old, a body floats on the surface of the lake at Balaclava Agricultural College. In an upstairs bedroom, an elderly couple lies side by side, their nightcaps poisoned. Professor Peter Shandy, agriculturalist and master sleuth, returns in this funny, endlessly inventive mystery. As in previous Shandy mysteries, the usual collection of small-town eccentrics and battling academics is swept up in a complex case, this time involving a lawsuit that threatens to reclaim part of the campus grounds for the ancestors of the college founder, Balaclava Buggins. That the frozen corpse in the water bears an uncanny resemblance to the long-dead Buggins is a further mystery. The irrepressible Shandy steps in, nearly sinking beneath the weight of innumerable Bugginses, who keep showing up, some in disguise, some supposedly dead. With the help of his patient librarian wife, Helen, and eager local reporter Cronkite Swope, Shandy saves the day and the college. Superb entertainment. PLR. [OCLC] 86-62775


School Library Journal Review

YA Young adult readers with a lively sense of humor and an appreciation for the fine old family names such as Fortitude Lumpkin will find the latest Peter Shandy mystery to their liking. Balaclava Agriculture College has two problems: the unfortunate discovery of three victims of very foul play and (more importantly) a lawsuit by the greedy heirs of college founder Balaclava Buggins to reclaim part of the college, namely Oozak's Pond. With his usual aplomb and the help of the college community and various bizarre local folk, Professor Shandy solves both problems to the vast enjoyment of readers. Rosemary Smith, Albright Middle School, Houston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.