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.

Mystery Women Volume Two Revised

Author: Colleen Barnett
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1615950095
Format: PDF
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An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction, Volume 2: (1980-1989). Many bibliographers focus on women who write. Lawyer Barnett looks at women who detect, at women as sleuths and at the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Excellent for all women's studies programs as well as for the mystery hound.

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: 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 ...

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Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641101492
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mord, Witz und Schokoriegel ... Der neue Fall für Heather Wells – die ungewöhnlichste Amateurdetektivin New Yorks! Zwei Dinge gehören anscheinend zusammen: Männer und Chaos! Daher hat sich Heather Wells entschlossen, beidem abzuschwören. Der einzig wahre Freund einer Frau ist ihr Schokoriegel! Auch wenn sie bei dem attraktiven, aber romantisch völlig unterentwickelten Privatdetektiv Cooper Cartwright durchaus schwach werden könnte. Als jedoch eine Studentin aus dem Wohnheim ermordet wird, stürzt Heather sich Coopers Warnungen zum Trotz doch ins Ermittlungschaos – und kommt, eher unfreiwillig, einem psychopathischen Mörder auf die Spur. Aber eine Frau mit Witz, Mut und ein paar Pfunden kann das nicht erschüttern ... »Rund? Na und!«-Romane: der neue Hit der Frauenunterhaltung (für Leserinnen, für die Kleidergröße 40/42 keine Katastrophe ist).


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

Great Women Mystery Writers

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