The Grub-And-Stakers House a Haunt

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When the ghost of murdered mule driver Hiram Jellaby appears in the kitchen of the widow Zilla Trott's house, Sergeant McVicar investigates

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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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Silly from beginning to end, this latest in the series, following The Grub-and-Stakers Spin a Yarn, will strain the patience of readers whose sensibility doesn't match that of the pseudonymous author, who is really the prolific Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Charlotte McLeod. A lighthearted mood is created with a heavy hand as widow and heroine Mrs. Zilla Trott joins up with other members of the Grub-and-Stakers Gardening and Roving Club of Lobelia Falls, Ont., to hunt for the bones and buried gold of murdered muleskinner Hiram Jellyby. Also involved are Arethusa Monk, the author of roguish Regency romances, and Pollicott James, a specialist in dowsing. Arch and lacking in wit throughout, this tale is unlikely to engage the interest of fans of McLeod's other series starring Madoc Rhys, Peter Shandy and Sarah Kelling.
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