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Charlotte MacLeod (1922–2005)

Autor(a) de The Family Vault

65+ Works 11,348 Membros 206 Críticas 14 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Charlotte MacLeod

The Family Vault (1979) 535 exemplares
Rest You Merry (1978) 482 exemplares
The Withdrawing Room (1980) 444 exemplares
The Recycled Citizen (1988) 408 exemplares
The Palace Guard (1981) 383 exemplares
The Silver Ghost (1988) 382 exemplares
The Convivial Codfish (1984) 359 exemplares
The Plain Old Man (1985) 358 exemplares
The Bilbao Looking Glass (1983) 358 exemplares
The Resurrection Man (1992) 356 exemplares
The Corpse in Oozak's Pond (1987) 354 exemplares
The Gladstone Bag (1989) 347 exemplares
An Owl Too Many (1991) 340 exemplares
The Odd Job (1995) 337 exemplares
Something in the Water (1994) 322 exemplares
The Luck Runs Out (1979) 320 exemplares
Vane Pursuit (1989) 313 exemplares
The Balloon Man (1998) 312 exemplares
Wrack and Rune (1981) 307 exemplares
Exit the Milkman (1996) 304 exemplares
A Pint of Murder (1980) 277 exemplares
The Wrong Rite (1992) 267 exemplares
Murder Goes Mumming (1981) 267 exemplares
The Curse of the Giant Hogweed (1984) 255 exemplares
Trouble in the Brasses (1989) 244 exemplares
Grab Bag (1987) 237 exemplares
Mistletoe Mysteries (1989) — Editor — 236 exemplares
A Dismal Thing to Do (1986) 231 exemplares
The Grub-and-Stakers Pinch a Poke (1988) 212 exemplares
The Grub-and-Stakers House a Haunt (1993) 202 exemplares
The Grub-and-Stakers Spin a Yarn (1990) 201 exemplares
The Terrible Tide (1983) 200 exemplares
Christmas Stalkings (1991) — Editor — 198 exemplares
The Grub-and-Stakers Quilt a Bee (1985) 192 exemplares
Cirak's Daughter (1982) 30 exemplares
Very Merry Mysteries (3-in-1) (1999) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
King Devil (1978) 26 exemplares
Maid of Honor (1984) 23 exemplares
We Dare Not Go A-Hunting (1980) 18 exemplares
Astrology for Skeptics (1973) 9 exemplares
The Fat Lady's Ghost (2019) 8 exemplares
Next Door to Danger (1983) 6 exemplares
Brass Pounder (1971) 5 exemplares
Ask Me No Questions (1971) 5 exemplares
Peter Shandy, Books 1-10 (2004) 2 exemplares
Mouse's Vineyard 2 exemplares
More Like Martine 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Cat Crimes II (1992) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Home Sweet Homicide (1991) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Mord als schöne Kunst betrachtet. (1999) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Crimes of Passion: Twenty-Three Tales of Love and Hate (1993) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 9, May 1978 (1978) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Banker | Murder in High Places | The Terrible Tide (1983) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
MacLeod, Charlotte
Outros nomes
Craig, Alisa
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Bath, New Brunswick, Canada
Local de falecimento
Lewiston, Maine, USA
Locais de residência
Bath, New Brunswick, Canada
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Maine, USA
Art Institute of Boston
mystery novelist
Crime Writers' League
Prémios e menções honrosas
Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement(1998)
Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award (1992)

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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.



During the annual Groundhog Day celebrations at Baaclava Agricultural College a body is discovered floating in the pond. Wierdly, it echoes the dress and murder method from a century-old poem Professor Shandy is assigned by the college head to discover the facts behind the strange body and while he is at it also stop a lawsuit against the college alledging that Oozaks Pond does not belong to the college at all.
re-read 4/11/2024
catseyegreen | 4 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |

Didn't get very far with this. Every time the narrator pronounced Rhys as 'Riss' it made me want to scream. Fortunately I had not paid anything - it was included in Audible membership.
Kindleifier | 7 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
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.… (mais)
Kathy89 | 7 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
Kathy89 | 12 outras críticas | Jan 19, 2024 |



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