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.
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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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Book Description Feb 23, 1981. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Well read copy with some spine wear. Colouring of page edges due to age. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # P06_4523_BD_08/15
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st UK Edition. Hard bound book in VG condition - book has a slight slant but otherwise excellent. Dj is price-clipped and has a Collins price-csticker. -slight shelfwear. B/9. Bookseller Inventory # 010512
Book Description Collins, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. The Text Is Clean With No Remarks Or Highlights. In Very Good Condition. Hardcover With A Dust Jacket. Price Clipped. 1St Uk Edition. 1981We ship from the USA and Canada. Bookseller Inventory # 033890