Exit the Milkman

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Wheeler Pub., 1996 - Fiction - 293 pages
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Why do men leave home? Burnt toast, or for Balaclava Agricultural College dairky expert Jim Feldster, an impossibly bossy spouse may be the answer. Whatever the reason, Professor Feldster has disappeared, and his wife, Mirelle, is demanding -- loudly at 2:47 A.M. -- that her neighbor Peter Shandy, America's homegrown Hercule Poirot, find him. Did the grass look grener elsewhere for the milkman" Or do dark secrets lurk behind his life of grain supplements and fly sprays? This udderly baffling case soon takes an ominous turn as Balaclava residents face terrible danger, one of them encounters a killer, and Peter Shandy goes goes down the garden path to uncover a simply shocking moo-tive for murder."

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User Review  - bookwoman247 - LibraryThing

When Jim Feldtster, the head of the dairy dept. at a small, New England, agricultural college disappears under mysterious circumstances, his unpleasant wife rouses her neighbor, Professor Peter Shandy ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Peter Shandy, botany professor at Balaclava Agricultural College and sometime sleuth (Something in the Water, 1994, etc.), lives, with librarian wife Helen, next door to dairy-management Professor Jim ... Read full review


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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 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.

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