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The Luck Runs Out

(1979)
(A book in the Professor Peter Shandy series)
A novel by

 
 
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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Hardback Editions

February 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Luck Runs Out (The Crime Club)
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 0-00-231678-1 / 978-0-00-231678-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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October 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Luck Runs Out
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 0-385-15562-X / 978-0-385-15562-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

June 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Luck Runs Out
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 0-89340-381-4 / 978-0-89340-381-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Associates
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June 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Luck Runs Out (Peter Shandy Mysteries)
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 0-380-54171-8 / 978-0-380-54171-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Luck Runs Out
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 1-5318-1297-X / 978-1-5318-1297-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Luck Runs Out
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Luck Runs Out
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Luck Runs Out (The Peter Shandy Mysteries)
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Luck Runs Out (The Peter Shandy Mysteries)
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA