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Charlotte MacLeod (1922–2005)

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Charlotte MacLeod was born in Bath, New Brunswick, Canada on November 12, 1922. She immigrated to the United States in 1923 and became a naturalized citizen in 1951. She attended the School of Practical Art, now the Art Institute of Boston. She was a staff artist and copywriter at Stop and Shop visa mer supermarkets from 1945 to 1952. She also worked at N.H. Miller & Co. advertising firm from 1952 to 1982 starting as a copy chief and ending up as a Vice President. She wrote two series under her own name, a Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mystery series and the Peter Shandy Mystery series. She also wrote two series under the pseudonym Alisa Craig, the Madoc and Janet Rhys Mystery series and the Grub-and-Stakers series. She also wrote Had She But Known: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart and a dozen juvenile books. She won five American Mystery awards and a Nero Wolfe award. She edited the anthologies Mistletoe Mysteries and Christmas Stalkings. She is the co-founder and past president of the American Crime Writers League. She died on January 14, 2005 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


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Vedertaget namn
MacLeod, Charlotte
Andra namn
Craig, Alisa
Bath, New Brunswick, Canada
Lewiston, Maine, USA
Bath, New Brunswick, Canada
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Maine, USA
Art Institute of Boston
mystery novelist
Crime Writers' League
Priser och utmärkelser
Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement(1998)
Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award (1992)
Kort biografi
Charlotte MacLeod, born in New Brunswick, Canada, and a naturalized U.S. citizen, is 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. A cofounder and past president of the American Crime Writers League, she has also edited the bestselling anthologies Mistletoe Mysteries and Christmas Stalkings.



Sara has now turned her home into a Boarding House to pay off the mortgage debts that she has inherited and Max is one of her tenants in a basement apartment. He takes her to a museum as a treat (date?) where they happen to see an elderly guard falling over a railing to the courtyard below. This is the beginning of an investigation for fake art. Lots of interesting, beatnikie characters come into play plus the relatives and tenants of Sara’s.

I liked this book better than Family Vault. Max is obviously sweet on Sara and there’s plenty of funny situations and hijinks to make it a quick and amusing read. It is dated however.… (mer)
Kathy89 | 7 andra recensioner | Jan 21, 2024 |
The family vault is opened for the burial of an uncle and there's a mystery brick wall inside. They discover a woman's skeleton who was a famous stripper in the 1950s. Sarah's husband is very upset and after the funeral they decide to go to their beach house with his mother, who lives with them, and is blind and deaf. The following morning Sarah's husband and mother-in-law go for a drive and lose control of the car and go off the cliff and are killed. Sarah believes the car was tampered with and then strange things start happening around the house. With the help of an insurance investigator, Sarah discovered what happened and how the deaths are linked together.… (mer)
Kathy89 | 12 andra recensioner | Jan 19, 2024 |
A collection of contemporary Christmas murder mysteries by such authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and including one by Charlotte MacLeod.

FROM AMAZON: Every one of the great detectives of literature, from Sherlock Holmes to Hercule Poirot to Nero Wolfe, has endured a holiday marred by murder. Now, modern mystery writers including Mary Higgins Clark, Marcia Muller, Aaron Elkins, and others place their detectives in a Yuletide setting for a special mix of murder and mistletoe.
Gmomaj | 8 andra recensioner | Jan 13, 2024 |
A Balaclava County mystery. A purported Viking runestone turns up at an old farmhouse at the same time as the only farmhand dies in a gruesome accident.
catseyegreen | 3 andra recensioner | Jan 1, 2024 |



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