Charlotte MacLeod

in New Brunswick, Canada
November 12, 1922

January 14, 2005



Phoebe Atwood Taylor, Craig Rice, Jane Langton

Naturalized US Citizen

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 fully a dozen novels star her popular husband-and-wife team of Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn. And her native Canada provides a backdrop for the amusing Grub-and-Stakers cozies written under the pseudonym Alisa Craig and the almost-police procedurals starring Madoc Rhys, RCMP. A cofounder and past president of the American Crime Writers League, she a

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“The trip itself was the usual...adulation from all sides, rose petals strewn in my path everywhere I went, silver bells festooning the howdah on my private white know the drill. I maintained my customary demeanor or regal calm and enigmatic silence throughout.”
Charlotte MacLeod

“Don't you have something plain and wholesome, like scotch or bourbon?”
Charlotte MacLeod, Vane Pursuit

“Nor did she merely smile, she glowed with inner goodness that made him think of the vast iron cookstove in his grandmother's kitchen back on the farm. Here, he knew by certain instinct, was a woman who made wonderful cookies and would give you some.”
Charlotte MacLeod, The Luck Runs Out


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