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Fiction Traditional British

The Corpse in Oozak's Pond

by (author) Charlotte MacLeod

read by John McLain

Publisher
Brilliance Audio
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Category
Traditional British, General
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781721345175
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $29.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781531803759
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $14.99

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Description

On Groundhog Day, secrets surface alongside a waterlogged corpse.

The rural town of Balaclava greets Groundhog Day as an excuse for one last cold-weather fling. The students and faculty of the local agricultural college drink cocoa, throw snowballs, and, when the temperature allows, ice skate. Oozak’s Pond is not quite frozen this year, though, and as the Groundhog Day celebrations reach their peak, the students see someone bobbing through the ice. The drowning victim is long past help, though; he’s badly decomposed and dressed in an old-fashioned frock coat with a heavy rock in each pocket.

First on the scene is Peter Shandy, horticulturalist and, when the college requires it, detective. But solving this 19th-century murder will take more than Shandy’s knack for rutabagas. Relying on his wife’s expertise in local history, the professor dives into a gilded-age mystery that cloaks secrets that remain potent enough to kill.

About the authors

Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) was an internationally bestselling author of cozy mysteries. Born in Canada, she moved to Boston as a child, and lived in New England most of her life. After graduating from college, she made a career in advertising, writing copy for the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company before moving on to Boston firm N. H. Miller & Co., where she rose to the rank of vice president. In her spare time, MacLeod wrote short stories, and in 1964 published her first novel, a children's book called Mystery of the White Knight. 

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