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The Case of the Tough-Talking Turkey (The Casebook of Dr. McKenzie #2)

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  89 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Readers will gobble up this new McKenzie Farm mystery.

Veterinarian Austin McKenzie has met plenty of snakes-and none meaner than turkey farmer Lewis O'Leary. So it's no surprise when O'Leary's dead body is found in a dumpster. Circumstantial evidence points to a turkey feed salesman, but the doc has a feeling the guy was framed.
ebook, 208 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Penguin Group US
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Tyler Spierdowis
Animal lovers and mystery enthusiasts rejoice, because Claudia Bishop’s “The case of the Tough-Talking turkey” encases everything found in an excellent novel. The story begins with brief accounts from several characters while connecting them as possible murderers; this serves to elevate the reader’s curiosity immediately. Bishop’s use of parenthesis and effective dialogue also allows her readers the connection which ultimately leads to a very pleasurable reading experience. As for those animal ...more
Diane  Morasco
It is Doc McKenzie's second mystery. The Case Book ventures into turkey farm country.Veterinarian Austin McKenzie and pack set out to solve the murder of Lewis O’Leary, owner of one of the most enormous turkey farms in the Northeast.Lewis O’Leary is insolent, irascible, and as scurrilous as they come.Despised by all including his three sons and two daughters-in-law.

It appears all the evidence points to the local feed salesman, Gil Finnegan, whom Lewis has blamed of shorting his feed orders.Howev
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Mystery/2007/194 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: #2 in the Dr. McKenzie series
TIME/PLACE: Present/Summersville, NY
CHARACTERS: Dr. Austin McKenzie/veternarian
FIRST LINES: Maybe global warming wasn't a scam cooked up by loser politicans after all.

COMMENTS: rec 11/02 via pbs. The O'Leary's have a large turkey farm in Summersville. Lewis O'Leary is the controlling, abusive patriarch. His 3 sons wor
I picked up this paperback at the Dollar store prior to my hair appointment. For some unknown reason, my beautician has removed all magazines, leaving nothing to read but big books of gooofy hairdos. I don't generally go for mysteries, but I enjoyed this light little read. The sleuth is a veterinarian--sort of a Sue-Grafton-meets-James-Herriot situation. Lots of characters, so it's fortunate the author listed them along with their relationships at the beginning. The dialogue is amusing and cleve ...more
Rose Blum
Aug 13, 2014 Rose Blum rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Rose by: bought at a book sale
Don't bother!!!!!!!!
As well as this series, she writes the Hemlock Falls mysteries. This is the second in the series about Dr. Austin McKenzie, who practices veterinary medicine in rural upstate New York. In this outing, Dr. McKenzie must solve the mystery of who killed a most unpleasant turkey farmer, in order to absolve the young man who sells him turkey feed.
This was one of the worst books I ever read. Not THE worst, but among them. There were glaring editing errors on almost every other page, the characters were uninteresting, with the exception of the vet assistant's father, and the final outcome was totally unsatisfying.
Mary Meyer
A mystery with a humorous look at the quirky people in rural New York state. Austin McKenzie is a "mature" veterinarian/unlicensed private eye trying to find out who set up the local feed salesman as the murderer of the wealth but rude turkey rancher.
Such a very good book. It is a bit slow to get into, but it's a roller coaster ride. I'm going to start the next one right away, 'cause I can't wait to see what the next book will be about.
Toni berkshire
Like Dr. Mckenzie and his command of the English language, even if most don't understand all his references. Good character descriptions and enjoyable setting.
very slow starting, not enamored of the characters, and I figured out who the killer was before it was revealed.
This was a light and somewhat funny mystery that involves a turkey farm and a vet.
I love her books this series is just as good as the Hemlock Falls Mysteries
Wonderful new character from Claudia Bishop. A paperback from library.
Donald Stevens
It was a good read. I enjoyed the local color of up state New York.
Nancy H
This book was okay. I like the author's other series better.
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Claudia Bishop is the nom de plume of mystery & fantasy author Mary Stanton.
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