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Something in the Water (The Peter Shandy Mysteries)

Something in the Water (The Peter Shandy Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

Charlotte MacLeod
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While vacationing in Maine, Professor Peter Shandy confronts a poisonous potpie

Massachusetts horticulturalist Peter Shandy is famous for his rutabagas, but he comes to Maine with a loftier plant in mind. Specifically, he wants to size up the world-renowned lupines of Frances Rondel, a nonagenarian whose legendary flowers are even more beautiful in life than they are in myth. Shandy is bitterly jealous, but finds a major distraction in the dining room of the country inn where he’s staying. He may grow wretched lupines, but no gardener can solve a murder like Peter Shandy.
The corpse belongs to the late Jasper Flodge, a local loudmouth with a toupee and a sizeable gut. Shoveling down the last bites of a chicken potpie, Flodge clutches his chest and falls dead. Suddenly with more to do than stopping to smell the lupines, Shandy must ask himself: Which Maine cook has the bad taste to flavor chicken with cyanide?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1213 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Road (6 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009S33LYC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #217,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Family intrigue 24 Feb 2014
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Like all of Charlotte's Peter and Helen Shandy books you get a murder, a lot of smiles and a virtual visit to New England which is a pleasure.Just right for a relaxing read when War and Peace is far too heavy, even on a kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Veteran mystery writer releases a new delight 1 May 1998
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Charlotte MacLeod, veteran mystery writer, has released a paperback delight called Something in the Water. This latest entry stars Peter Shandy, professor at a mythical agricultural college in Massachusetts, who has an amazing ability to kick up clods of murder as he traipses through life. Professor Shandy, a reluctant economy-size hero, has temporarily abandoned his wife Helen's side at her request while she entertains childhood chums. The timing appears perfect for Peter to visit Pickwance, Maine and see for himself the "glorious" lupine the scientist in him knows must be more the stuff of legend than fact. To his chagrin the lupine are real and everything else in this picturesque community is not what it seems to be. He discovers paintings (by an artist who refuses to be identified) that evoke distinct pictures in the mind, but are only hazy colors on the canvass. He drinks water from a mysterious spring owned by a woman who must be old, but looks young. Most disconcerting to him, however, is the man who dies within his purview the evening of his arrival. In a community where so much is larger than life (quite literally as even the hens are the size of turkeys and lay enormous eggs), so is the corpse, perhaps not in physical size, but in perfidity. This truly is a man whom none mourn. Time passes, Peter Shandy requests his wife join him in Maine, and the mystery spins itself out. Try this book--if you have never read a MacLeod mystery befoe you will be enchanted, if you have, you will find yourself comfortably back within the company of old friends. Two other selections by the same author featuring Peter Shandy which are very good reading are The Corpse in Oozak's Pond and Vane Pursuit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A romp in mystery 5 Feb 2011
By Trisha K. - Published on
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As usual in all her work, Ms. Charlotte Macleod has come up with a delightful surprise: a hint of the unusual (possibly supernatural?) with a character who might be one of the three witches from 'MacBeth'. (I've always thought they got too much bad press.) Add to that a surprising twist from a potential villain, and one gets the best of mystery cocktails from one of my personal favorite authors, perfectly suited to de-stressing after a hard day. I don't want to give away the plot, so I'll say no more than "Read it. You won't be disappointed."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful 13 Jun 2013
By Gloria M. - Published on
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Years ago, I read this book in Paperback. Since my eyes aren't what they use be and wanted to read them again I found the hard copy. I enjoyed it just as much as I did then. I found the complete series in hard copies from various dealers and I'm having a ball reading the books over again. They are "who done its" but Hilarious to boot. For those who haven't read them I'd highly recommend you do. I think you'll get just as much pleasure as I did.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Peter Shandy Mystery 10 Jan 2014
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Although I wasn't sure until the penultimate chapter, I had figured out who was the murderer. Warm story line with questions unanswered until the end.
5.0 out of 5 stars Two books, Wrack and Rune, and Something in the Water. 15 April 2014
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Both of these are ones I had seen but not read for sometime, and I wanted copies, I am very pleased to have both of them!
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