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An Owl Too Many (Peter Shandy #8)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  323 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Amateur sleuths Professor Peter Shandy and his wife Helen of Balaclava Agricultural College are back, faced with a very disagreeable--and very murdered--bird watcher during a traditional owl count. "Piquant puns, suitable silly nomenclature, and audacious adventures enliven MacLeod's latest".--Booklist.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Warner Books (NY) (first published 1991)
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Kamas Kirian
Another great adventure for Peter Shandy! Even better, Thorkjeld Svenson takes a prominent place among the cast of characters again! We get some more incite into Miss Binks and another harrowing boating adventure (I do think the Shandy's will be refraining from anything nautical for awhile). The pacing was fast, and the plot points somewhat unexpected. It kept me guessing about who was actually involved in the shenanigans until near the end. MacLeod makes for excellent cozy mysteries (once again ...more
Sarah Adamson
A fun cozy mystery with so many interesting twists and turns! Kept me going - fascinating characters, great villains, wonderful heroes and heroines! Off to find more!
I just loved it! The whole series is great and I'm almost finished with it. I just may read them all again! I can just see these characters in a movie! The writing is fabulous!
Mary Byrnes
This was an okay book but not good enough to get me to go looking for others in the series.
Another excellent Peter Shandy story. Miss Binks has claimed her estate and is using the funds to built a field house and attached television station. When the alleged station engineer is murdered during the annual owl count a conspiracy is exposed. This story unfolds the conspiracy and eventual capture of the criminals. The characters are intelligent, erudite and have witty senses of humour. I love that this author used words that I have to look up! I don't want to be pilox so I'll close this b ...more
This was not a very good book. At it's heart it wasn't too bad a mystery, but it tried so hard to be cute that I could never get into the story. There is a line between humor that adds to the character and humor that distracts to the point of annoyance. This story was on the wrong side of that line. If the author had removed two thirds of the cuteness and filled it with honest characterization this would have been an acceptable story. As it is, all I could look forward to was the end. The book d ...more
Nice, harmless story written with gentle humor. The unraveling of the mystery was sustained until the end and the well-written and light-hearted banter kept the story moving. I began to suspect the ultimate culprit about half-way through the story, but did not figure out the details, and I appreciate that. I also appreciate the non-use of profanity or overt sexual descriptions anytime. Call me a fuddy-duddy, but I will read more Peter Shandy Mysteries.
As I hoped, Winifred Binks is back. This is a lovely story that continues after Winifred has inherited her grandfather's millions and removed herself from living with nature to a small home. The TV station mentioned in the last book is being built when all the "fun" starts. Peter and President Svenson on the "tugboat" will long live in my memory. Sieglinde, as always, is amazing, although she and Helen only get a small part in this book.
I like Charlotte MacLeod, but her Peter Shandy mysteries are a little too twee. I still enjoy them, because they have all my favorite things - mysteries, smart people, conversation rather than all action, small villages, etc. But they are a bit much. I much prefer the Sarah and Max series.
I can’t express how much I enjoy Charlotte MacLeod’s stories. She creates characters that invite you into their quiet life while they hunt for who did it. Her style makes me think of Georgette Heyer’s mysteries and Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple mysteries.
Stopped reading after about 10pages. Am afraid that this country-mystery-style is not my thing (anymore). And furthermore I simply need to get rid of a couple of books and don't want to waste my time with books that are only mediocre.
The Annual Owl Count is serious business at Balaclava Agricultural College, so starts another Peter Shandy Mystery. This was a very enjoyable read clear through to the end.
The Peter Shandy mysteries are good quick reads. There is a wry sense of humor in them that make them all the more fun to read.
interesting, eccentric characters, a good mystery, lots of gentle humor.
I can't resist an academic mystery and Peter Shandy is such a great character!
An entertaining, bizarre mystery for light reading.
Another so-so entry in the series. On to the next....
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Charlotte MacLeod, born in New Brunswick, Canada, and a naturalized U.S. citizen, was the multi-award-winning author of over thirty acclaimed novels. Her series featuring detective Professor Peter Shandy, America's homegrown Hercule Poirot, delivers "generous dollops of...warmth, wit, and whimsy" (San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle). But full
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