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The Case of the Roasted Onion (Dr. McKenzie Series #1)
     

The Case of the Roasted Onion (Dr. McKenzie Series #1)

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by Claudia Bishop
 

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

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ISBN-13:
9781440625022
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Casebook of Dr. McKenzie , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
323,026
File size:
393 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Case of the Roasted Onion (Dr. McKenzie Series #1) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
HorseloverPL More than 1 year ago
I was barely able to finish this book. Anyone who is sensitive about the topic of animal abuse should think twice about reading it. It contains a graphic description of a horse that has been deliberately left without food and water and is only a few hours away from death. I will never read another book in this series. The Hemlock Falls series is good, though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After tenured professor Austin McKenzie retires, he and his wife Madeline move to their farm in Trumansberg, New York, just outside Ithaca. Due to a bad investment on Austin¿s part, he has a big loan that must be repaid so he opens up a big animal vet practice. He hires two assistants, Joe and Allegra who are competitive with each other but loyal to the McKenzies.------------- After receiving an invitation to be the delegate at the Earlsdown Three Day Event from venture capitalist and horse owner Brewster McClellan, Austin accepts because the fee for his services is $15,000. Dr. Grazley who was in charge of the horse Brewster was running in the event is murdered as was Dr. Schumacher who preceded Dr Grazley. Austin believes Brewster is behind the murders because they both owned a piece of the horse and were partners in another business venture. Austin sets out to solve the homicides but it is only when a third member of the syndicate is murdered do the McKenzies and their two assistants concoct a plan to smoke the murderer out.------------- The first mystery in ¿The Casebook of Dr. McKenzie¿ takes place in the same arena as the Hemlock Falls mysteries. This is a cleverly constructed who-done-it with so many layers to peel that the protagonists have to stay alert for any clue because the killer left almost no evidence behind. The love between Austin and Madeline permeates the whole storyline and uplifts the audience to see two passionate seniors care about one another and life in general.-------------- Harriet Klausner
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TheBookResort More than 1 year ago
This warm series features veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife Madeline.Austin a retired professor at Cornell University has always loved caring for his pets and spending time with his loving wife Madeline. As the bills piled up, Austin had to come out of retirement and open a veterinarian office.The Mckenzie's farm is located in Trumansburg. Trumansburg is a village in Tompkins County, New York. The Mckenzie farm is brimming with farm pets.When Austin is offered the opportunity to be the veterinary delegate to the Earlsdown Three-Day Event, he refuses.Madeline is excited to get away for a little vacation, and the $15,000 check convinces him he needs to accept.Now he just has to find someone to watch his practice and pets while they are gone.Joe and Allegra both arrive to apply for the job. Finding it too hard to pick one, the McKenzie's offer Allegra and Joe a chance to share the duties. They accept, but can they get along well enough to do the job?Before the event, vets start being killed. Everyone fears a sniper, but Austin and Madeline are sure it's something more. Can they, with the help of Joe and Allegra, discover what's happening and who is the killer without putting any of them in danger?I thought the plot was well constructed. I enjoyed the details about the animals and event.Claudia Bishop did a fantastic job of interspersing the details with the investigation.This first installment in The Casebook of Dr. McKenzie is a fast reading cozy not to be missed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Austin spent many years working as a professor at Cornell University and enjoyed caring for their pets and spending time with his wonderful wife Madeline when he retired. But with mounting bills, he has had to come out of retirement and open a veterinarian office. At first when he is offered to be the veterinary delegate to the Earlsdown Three-Day Event, he refuses. Madeline would really like to get away, and the $15,000 check convinces him he needs to accept. Now he has to find someone to watch his practice and pets while they are gone. Joe and Allegra both arrive to apply for the job. Finding it too hard to pick one, they offer a job share to them. They accept, but can they get along well enough to do the job? Before the event, vets start being killed. Everyone fears a sniper, but Austin and Madeline are sure it's something more. Can they, with the help of Joe and Allegra, discover what's happening and who is the killer without putting any of them in danger? I have read and loved all of Claudia's Helmock Falls series, so she is not a new author to me. I really enjoyed this new series. Even though Austin is often grumpy, I found myself liking him. It wasn't hard to like Madeline. She's a mother hen taking care of everyone. I even found myself liking Joe and Allegra. I'm hoping that over time their bickering will subside some. I thought the plot was well constructed and even though I'm not a horse enthusiast, I enjoyed the details about the animals and event. I thought the author did a great job of interspersing the details with the investigation. It is a fast, easy reading cozy. I highly recommend this book.