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Vane Pursuit

(1989)
(A book in the Professor Peter Shandy series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
The latest Peter Shandy adventure is the ultimate in escapism: an utterly hilarious albeit totally unbelievable caper that MacLeod ( The Corpse in Oozak's Pond ) fans will savor. Helen Shandy, a librarian in Balaclava County, Mass., and wife of Peter, a professor of agriculture at the local college, is busy roaming the countryside photographing antique weather vanes created by Praxiteles Lumpkin for a pamphlet to be issued by the area's historical society. She discovers, however, that many of the treasures are being stolen by a gang of thieves. After the culprits burn down the local soap factory, which was once topped by a Lumpkin vane, Helen decides to travel to Sasquamahoc, Maine, the site of another priceless Praxiteles, before a calamity befalls it. While in Maine, Helen and two women friends decide to go whale-watching, but the excursion becomes a nightmare when the vane snatchers take over the ship. Eventually, Helen and Peter piece together enough clues to uncover the thieves' ringleader and save the Lumpkins. Another solid performance from MacLeod and the Shandys.

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Hardback Editions

December 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: Vane Pursuit: A Peter Shandy Mystery (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 0-8161-4850-3 / 978-0-8161-4850-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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1964 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Vane Pursuit
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 0-00-232238-2 / 978-0-00-232238-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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March 1989 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Vane Pursuit
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 0-89296-369-7 / 978-0-89296-369-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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Paperback Editions

February 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Vane Pursuit (A Peter Shandy Mystery)
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 0-445-40780-8 / 978-0-445-40780-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Mysterious Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Vane Pursuit
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN: 1-5318-2245-2 / 978-1-5318-2245-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Vane Pursuit
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

March 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Vane Pursuit
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Vane Pursuit (The Peter Shandy Mysteries)
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Vane Pursuit (The Peter Shandy Mysteries)
Author(s): Charlotte MacLeod
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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