Book Reviews of Plain Old Man (Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn)

Plain Old Man (Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn)
Plain Old Man - Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn
Author: Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN-13: 9780380701483
ISBN-10: 0380701480
Publication Date: 10/1986
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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A comic opera plays on stage...
A serious killer waits in the wings.
THE CURTAIN CAME DOWN ON MURDER

A Mystery Guild Selection
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Aunt Emma Kelling didn't have an enemy in the world. But she did have "Ernestina"--an invaluable old portrait inherited with Pleasaunce, her New England mansion--and a passion for producing Gilbert & Sullivan.
Sarah Kelling Bittersohn, amateur sleuth and Boston Brahmin, was on the scene when "Ernestina" disappeared and Charlie Daventer, the "plain old man" in this season's The Sorcerer, met with a fatal accident. A ransom note, an escape from a locked potting shed and, most perilous of all, lunch with Cousin Mabel convinced Sarah that Charlie's demise was deliberate. Something was indeed rotten in Pleasaunce...and Sarah was soon once again on the scent of murder most foul. This is just plain fun.
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Another good story by Charlotte Macleod
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The usual wry humor from Charlotte Macleod. Max doesn't have much to do with this one, but Sarah doesn't need any help.
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This is number 6 in the series and a Mystery Guild Selection. The St. Lewis Post-Dispatch says," Here's plain old fun and lots of it." Actually MacLeod has two series: campus criminologist Professor Shandy and [my personal favorites] Max Bittersohn & his sleuthing wife, Sarah Kelling.
"Enter the world of Charlotte MacLeod... who delights readers from coast to coast! Fans everywhere flock to her for tales of suspense that are, "delightful, witty, and literate." states The Washington Post. The Library Journal, calls her books, "enchantingly cozy."
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#6 in the Sarah Keeling series: Sarah's Aunt Emma's theater troupe is doing The Sorcerer, as Emma has always hankered to play Lady Sangazure. Perhaps she made a bad choice, though, by casting a well-connected con man in the title role. It's no mere evil spell that leaves Charlie Daventer dead on his bathroom floor. But the show must go on. Cousin Frederick is hurled into the breach. Old Fred really can't tolerate the general assumption that his friend Charlie died by accident. He convinces Sarah that a murder has been committed. Sarah's husband, Max the detective, is off in Finland, so she tackles the case herself. Clues aren't hard to find. Sarah sorts them out, only to learn when the curtain falls that the show is far from over....
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Typical Macleod sly humor. This Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn mystery has very little of Max, since he is off in Europe someplace. Sarah, helping Aunt Emma's theatre troupe stage a Gilbert & Sullivan opera, is forced to investigate the mysterious murder of a cast member all by herself. Of course, we get tied up in various doings of the Kelling clan, some typically wonderfully weird cast members, and sundry others. A valuable family portrait gets stolen, and that complicates matters more. I like the Peter Shandy series better, but Macleod is always worth the reading.
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Sarah Kelling (as was) has to solve this one without the help of her art detective husband who is overseas on another painting chase. All of the usual goofy Kellings are there and MacLeod is never less than entertaining even when writing about murder.
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The Kelling family is always fun!

(From back cover) THE CURTAIN CAME DOWN ON MURDER

Aunt Emma Kelling didn't have an enemy in the world. But she did have "Ernestina" - an invaluable old portrait inherited with Pleasaunce, her New England mansion - and a passion for producing Gilbert & Sullivan.

Sarah Kelling Bittershon, amateur sleuth and Boston Brahmin, was on the scene when "Ernestina" disappeared and Charlie Daventer, the "plain old man" in this season's THE SORCERER, met with a fatal accident. A ransom note, an escape from a locked potting shed and, most perilous of all, lunch with Cousin Mabel convinced Sarah that Charlie's demise was deliberate. Something was indeed rotten in Pleasaunce...and Sarah was soon once again on the scent of murder most foul.

"Here's plain old fun and lots of it!" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch