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Exit the Milkman (Peter Shandy #10)

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  311 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Prof. Jim Feldster will do anything for his cows and his students of dairy management. . . and anything to avoid an evening at home with his bossy, house-proud wife, Mirelle. But on his way to a meeting of the Scarlet Runners, he disappears. Where is Professor Feldster? What dark secrets could possibly be lurking behind his life of grain supplements and electric milking ma ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by iBooks (first published 1996)
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Susan in NC
Nov 09, 2015 Susan in NC rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread
A rather bizarre close to one of my favorite cozier mystery series, this felt more like a last visit with all of the charming, quirky characters MacLeod had assembled at Balaclava Agricultural College. Jim Feldster, long-time next door neighbor to Peter and Helen Shandy and mainstay of the Animal Husbandry Department at Balaclava, goes missing on the way to one of his many lodge meetings at the beginning of this meandering adventure, then his back-biting, gossipy shrew of a wife is found dead. P ...more
Feb 11, 2009 Johnny rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
As a college teacher myself, I rather enjoy the Peter Shandy mysteries--even if I teach in an art college rather than an agricultural college and don't get to live in quaint faculty housing in Massachusetts in the same way as the protagonist. This novel actually has two mysteries, but revealing the nature of the mysteries would give away too much of the plot.

This novel has a twist I wasn't expecting. The twist involved the first mystery, but not the second. This was no unfair parlor mystery wher
Jan 31, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
These books seem to get better as I read more of them. Since the series starts out well, that is saying something. I miss some of the references but enjoy the many I do understand. Catriona MacBogle is back in this one and I like her much better here. There are numerous likeable characters back, President Svenson, one of my favorites, Iduna and Dan Stott, Jim Feldster, who gets a leading role in this book, Fred Ottermole, Cronkite Swope - just to name a few. By this time Balaclava College is rea ...more
Kamas Kirian
Jan 22, 2016 Kamas Kirian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, northeast
Overall I quite enjoyed this book. It was well paced and interesting, but the very end seemed to be just a little rushed in events. I really like the Shandy's and president Svenson (wish he had a bigger part). Getting a look into the life of the Feldsters was rather nice. And Catriona is always a wonderful addition to the group.

It did seem a little odd that the Feldstermeier clan was geographically so close to the college but that no one had ever heard of them considering their prominence in the
Linda Cole
Jan 19, 2015 Linda Cole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Enjoyed the whole saga. Great characters mysteries very intriguing and solving the mysteries were just as fun as ever. More please
Jody Hamilton
Oct 15, 2015 Jody Hamilton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really loved this book, but am sad because there are no more books in the Peter Shandy series to read; I've read them all. A truly enjoyable series/
Jan 31, 2016 Nicola rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery
Found it boringly verbose (rather than beautifully descriptive) and gave it up after a few chapters.
Nov 27, 2015 Carla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really great. I'm sad that this is the last time I will cuddle up with Shandy. I will read the whole series again!
Oct 13, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 20, 2016 Melody rated it really liked it
Usual excellent writing and an interesting back story on one of the recurrent back ground characters. However only one clue I could see as the who the killer was and not really any as to his accomplice. I'm sorry this is the last of the peter shandy series.
May 12, 2009 Weeb rated it really liked it
the conversation is a little stilted at times, but somehow enjoying the mindless trucking along of a cute little british mystery. my kryptonite, these things. i could read them like some people eat bonbons.
Apr 05, 2013 Teddi rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-series
Always sad to come to the end of a series but my goodness, this book dragged! Way too much in the way of conversations not having anything to do with the plot.
Mary  (Biblophile)
While the characters were believable, the plotline just seemed to plod along. I felt it took too long to get to the heart of the story.
Aug 06, 2011 Bev rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mostly, classic Peter Shandy. The ending....a bit bizarre. Two and a half stars.
Chi Dubinski
Jan 06, 2013 Chi Dubinski rated it liked it
A favorite series. I've re-read them many times.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shandy & McBogle save the day
Oct 10, 2010 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Goofy entertainment.
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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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