A Dismal Thing to Do (Madoc and Janet Rhys Series #3)

A Dismal Thing to Do (Madoc and Janet Rhys Series #3)

by Charlotte MacLeod
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A Dismal Thing to Do (Madoc and Janet Rhys Series #3) by Charlotte MacLeod

After witnessing a strange explosion, Janet becomes a murderer’s next target
Janet Rhys is driving through the backwoods of Canada when she sees the truck ahead of her lose control, smash into a snow bank, and flip sideways, completely blocking the road. Springing to action, she darts into a nearby barn, searching for something to use to rescue the person trapped inside. When she hears an explosion, Janet returns to find the truck is nothing but smoking wreckage, and the driver has stolen her car. Janet takes shelter in an abandoned house, and is waiting for help to come when the truck driver’s accomplices set fire to her hideout. Just before she is engulfed in flames, she leaps through a window and escapes into the snow. The killers think their witness is dead, and if Janet doesn’t move quickly, they will be right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453277430
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Madoc and Janet Rhys Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 198
Sales rank: 210,955
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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.  In Rest You Merry (1978), MacLeod introduced Professor Peter Shandy, a horticulturist and amateur sleuth whose adventures she would chronicle for two decades. The Family Vault (1979) marked the first appearance of her other best-known characters: the husband and wife sleuthing team Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, whom she followed until her last novel, The Balloon Man, in 1998. 
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. In Rest You Merry (1978), MacLeod introduced Professor Peter Shandy, a horticulturist and amateur sleuth whose adventures she would chronicle for two decades. The Family Vault (1979) marked the first appearance of her other best-known characters: the husband and wife sleuthing team Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, whom she followed until her last novel, The Balloon Man, in 1998.

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A Dismal Thing to Do 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
xstitchfan More than 1 year ago
We've all been driving on a narrow road wondering if another car would be able to pass us. Janet Madoc is very lost and driving on a lonely country road with snow banks on either side.  Janet is thinking: 1.Why did I get directions from my neighbor Muriel who is terrible at giving directions? 2.Where am I and where are all the people? 3.Does that speeding truck  headed towards me see my car? In the next split second, the speeding truck flips and Janet is trying to figure out how to rescue the trapped truck driver.  And then, the truck blows up... Welcome to the 4th Rhys Madoc book! Don't worry - I've only described the first few pages of Charlotte Macleod's book. This is one of my favorite opening scenes and sets up a wonderful story. Mountie Inspector Rhys and his wife Janet spend this book trying to figure out what Janet accidentally stumbled upon, and who is involved. Enjoy!
SJMusk More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this author's style of writing. She draws you into the story and creats likable characters. It reminds me at little of Agatha Christie's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago