An Owl Too Many (Peter Shandy, Book 8) by Charlotte MacLeod

By Charlotte MacLeod

Unique e-book: 1991

When a nocturnal hike turns lethal, Professor Peter Shandy takes an curiosity in owl spottingEmory Emmerick involves Balaclava Agricultural college as a scout for a tv station. even if the college and scholars are hardly ever prepared for top time, Emmerick’s curiosity is in environmental programming—a topic that conjures up even the driest Balaclava professor to wax poetic. In his look for fabric, Emmerick joins Peter Shandy and some of his colleagues at the annual owl-count. And even though the tv producer’s loud mouth and heavy toes make him a gloomy birdwatcher, not one of the lecturers count on him to make a deadly blunder. Chasing what seems to be a badly misplaced snowy owl, Emmerick stumbles right into a seize that yanks him right into a tree. by the point the professors achieve him, he’s been stabbed to loss of life. researching that the snowy owl was once not anything greater than a handful of feathers hooked up to a fishing pole, Shandy concludes that Emmerick used to be murdered. a lot of people may prefer to kill a tv manufacturer, yet which would-be killer had the gall to make the helpless Nyctea scandiaca an companion?

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No doubt implicated in thi s e vo lu tio n is the double co nstra in t of budget restrictions (tlje cine m a too is su b­ jected to a wartime economy during hos­ tilities) and e n closu r e within the studio, whi ch would indicate as a n indirect co nseq u e nce that the breadth of sp ace a t th e beginnin g of the 1930s is a remnant of the silent film in the sound era. There is a third differen ce that is easily noted , even if it is not e n tirely sp ecific to The Big Gamble (Fred Noble , RKO , 1931) The Penguin Pool Murder (George Archainbaud , RKO,1932) Follow Me Quietly (Richard 0.

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