Trouble in the Brasses

Author: Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 3958593755
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While stranded in the wilderness, an orchestra confronts a killer in its ranks. Although he is a decorated officer of the Mounted Police, Madoc Rhys's tin ear has long been an embarrassment to his musically fixated family. But when his father's orchestra needs a policeman, the Mountie gets a chance to make daddy proud. It began as pranks among the brass instruments, but something is rotten inside the Wagstaffe Symphony, and is about to graduate to something criminal. Called in to look into the tensions within the group, Madoc arrives just in time to see the French horn player keel over. The death appears natural, and the orchestra boards the plane to its next engagement. But when a storm forces them to make an emergency landing and take shelter in an eerie old lodge, the extent of the danger becomes clear. Madoc may never understand music, but he has a good ear for murder, and is about to show off his chops. Review quotes. "The epitome of the 'cozy' mystery." - Mostly Murder. "MacLeod can be counted on for a witty, literate and charming mystery." - Publishers Weekly. "Charm, wit, and Holmesian logic." - Audiofile. 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.

Canadian Fiction

Author: Sharron Smith
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591581666
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A guide to popular, contemporary Canadian fiction.

Lawmen in Scarlet

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
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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.


Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
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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.


Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426416751
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In ihrem ersten Fall durchkämmt Kate Brannigan die Popmusikszene in Manchester nach einer verschwundenen Songwriterin. Nach einiger Laufarbeit weiß Kate: Die Gesuchte hat einen Totalabsturz hinter sich und wäre an einem Comeback mehr als interessiert. Doch als sie zusammen mit ihrem ehemaligen Kollegen ein neues Album aufnimmt, wird sie mit einem Tenorsaxophon erschlagen ...

Great Women Mystery Writers

Author: Kathleen Gregory Klein
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press
ISBN: 9780313287701
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Recounts the lives and summarizes and evaluates the works of 117 classic and contemporary women mystery writers

Uncollected Poems

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 1466872683
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Edward Snow's selection of more than one hundred of Rainer Maria Rilke's little-known and neglected poems in this bilingual edition offers the reader a glimpse into one of the most powerful and underrated accomplishments in all of modern poetry. The poems in Uncollected Poems reveal a freer, more dangerous, less self-fashioning Rilke than the poet of the Elegies and the Sonnets; and Snow's translations of them, while always scrupulously faithful to the German, bring Rilke's power and music into English with unmatched grace and intelligence.

Mein Tod ist dein

Author: Debbie Howells
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 364115751X
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Sie kennt ihren Mörder – und sterbend verzeiht sie ihm. Ein idyllisches Dorf auf dem englischen Land: Als die 18-jährige Rosie Anderson verschwindet, will zunächst niemand an ein Verbrechen glauben. Bis das Mädchen erstochen aufgefunden wird. Allerdings ist der Fall äußerst rätselhaft, denn wer sollte ein Motiv gehabt haben? Die Ermittlungen geraten schnell ins Stocken, alle Spuren verlaufen im Sand. Kate, eine Nachbarin der Familie, hat selbst eine Tochter in Rosies Alter und bezweifelt als Einzige, dass der Mord die Tat eines Fremden war. Sie versucht, den Hintergründen auf die Spur zu kommen. Als sie anonyme Drohungen erhält, wird klar, dass jemand die Wahrheit um jeden Preis vertuschen will ...