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The Luck Runs Out

by (author) Charlotte MacLeod

read by John McLain

Publisher
Brilliance Audio
Initial publish date
May 2019
Category
General
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781978645264
    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price
    $29.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781531812973
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $14.99

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Description

At Balaclava Agricultural College, a kidnapping and pig-napping are followed by murder....

Newlyweds Peter and Helen Shandy are picking out flatware when a pair of gun-toting hooligans burst into the silversmith’s shop, empty the safe, and leave with Helen as their hostage. Although the police recover Helen quickly, her professor husband is badly shaken by the ordeal. Early the next morning, the college’s head of animal husbandry frantically reports another hostage situation in progress. Belinda, the school’s beloved sow, has been kidnapped, and only Peter can bring home the bacon.

There is a possible witness to the pig-napping in Miss Flackley, the farrier, but before she can point Peter towards the vanished porker, she is found dead in the barn’s mash feeder. By the time Peter discovers the link between the two heists, pigs may really fly.

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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