A Pint of Murder (Madoc Rhys #1)
Old Agatha Treadway baked her own bread, canned her own vegetables---and died of botulism in her very own kitchen. Accident, says Dr. Druffitt. Murder, says neighbor Janet Wadman. And says it again when she finds the doctor dead, too. Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys, of the royal Canadian Mounted Police, agrees. But who's the kill...more
Elderly Agatha Treadway has died of food poisoning - supposedly from the food that she had herself canned. Her neighbor and friend, Janet Wadman, doesn't believ ...more
I had not read this series before but am very pleased with it - it is good fun.
Janet is suffering from a bruised heart and a ruptured appendix and has come home to her brother's farm to recuperate. His wife is having an operation for "female troubles" and their kids are at her parents so Janet doesn't have a lot to do. Hearing ...more
While I can't say that this enthralled me as much as the Peter Shandy seri ...more
I do like the small town setting, the characters who aren't too nice bu ...more
A series of murders takes pace in a little town called Pitcherville, when elderly Aggie Treadway dies from botulism poisoning. Her preserved green beans were tampered with! A whole series of interesti ...more
RCMP Inspector Madoc Rhys and The Grub and Stakers (5 titles each), as well as a standalone mystery, The Terrible Tide (1983), based in New Brunswick. The Alisa Craig offerings are in the same quirky vein used by MacLeod under her own name.
RCMP Inspector Madoc Rhys appears in Pitcherville, New ...more
The best parts were the beginning and the end. I truly think the book was filled with unnecessary details but only because there were so many and it was hard for me to keep myself focused! Lots of characters with lots to do. I enjoyed it although I had to go back more than a few times to keep up with the story. It was very nice.
Also wrote as Alisa Craig
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 ...more