by Charlotte MacLeodCharlotte MacLeod is a Canadian I very much enjoy.She might be considered in the ‘cozy’ genre, although the brutality of some deaths and curse words overshoot its range.I deem her a classic mystery writer.If not plotted as thickly with puzzles as other legends;the lead character is definitely gifted with a deductive eye for detail.Intelligence amasses to the resolution of mysteries;not happenstance.Storylines are very original, delightfully peculiar, and her mastery of language is awe-striking!The dialogue between Peter & Helen Shandy exudes a fascinating blend of education, with overwhelmingly hilarious wit.It feels satisfying to catch their innuendos, similes, and wry turns of phrase.
The writing and rich characters you know intimately, make me savour these novels no matter what the other content is like.I wish I could ask the late Charlotte if she based these personalities on folks she met or whether it is possible she made so many of them up from scratch.The distinctness of individual personality after personality that you can identify wholly, whether you like them or not, is a gift and achievement indeed.I smile upon the entrance of Balaclava university president Thorkjeld Svenson, or his wife Sieglinde.With the Shandys’ addition of a kitten named Jane Austen, I can better relate to the couple and their mid-sentence, equal-plane dialogue with her is beyond funny.Nobody seems stern or unreachable if they love an animal.
“Wrack And Rune” features 105 year-old Hilda Horsefall and her 85 year-old nephew, maintaining their family farm with a friend, who dies gruesomely.I wish the Nordic rune stone on their land had brought mystical elements, as suggested by the synopsis.Fiction is open to fabrication!This mystery entailed Peter running between the farm and brash suspects entirely but I enjoyed it.
|Title||Wrack and Rune (Peter Shandy, #3)|
|eBook format||eBook, (torrent)|
|File size||3.7 Mb|
|Book rating||4.57 (328 votes)