The Grub-And-Stakers Move a Mountain MOBI ò

The Grub-And-Stakers Move a Mountain MOBI ò



10 thoughts on “The Grub-And-Stakers Move a Mountain

  1. Ed Ed says:

    1 in The Grub and Stakers series.Anyone growing up in Lobelia Falls is taught to learn the elegant, ancient, and occasionally deadly art of shooting with a bow and arrow Practicing the craft, freelance secretary Dittany Henbit is strolling through the woods with her bow at her side when she meets a surveyor making surveys where he shouldn t Dittany is giving him what for when an arrow goes whizzing above her head It is sharp enough to kill, and was not fired by accident, but Dittany wasn t t 1 in The Grub and Stakers series.Anyone growing up in Lobelia Falls is taught to learn the elegant, ancient, and occasionally deadly art of shooting with a bow and arrow Practicing the craft, freelance secretary Dittany Henbit is strolling through the woods with her bow at her side when she meets a surveyor making surveys where he shouldn t Dittany is giving him what for when an arrow goes whizzing above her head It is sharp enough to kill, and was not fired by accident, but Dittany wasn t the target She and the surveyor find Mr Architrave, the head of the water department, not far away lying dead beneath the trees that he loved so much Progress is coming to Lobelia Falls, and one resident will do anything to stop it


  2. Sharla Sharla says:

    Charlotte Macleod, writing as Alisa Craig here has to be the queen of creating eccentric characters This is a wild romp populated with some of her wackiest people The plot may be goofy and the people nutty but it s a highly entertaining read, especially if you enjoy humor with your mystery.


  3. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) says:

    On no account attempt to take this book even marginally seriously Why should you Its author certainly didn t Alisa Craig, btw, is actually a volcanic island in the Firth of Forth That s the level of seriousness we re dealing with, here.Oh, the cosies of the eighties I was younger then, and less demanding, but even so I like to think if I d read this back then it wouldn t have made the cut, either Nobody talks like this, and no one should write like this Imagine a young Anne Shirley trying On no account attempt to take this book even marginally seriously Why should you Its author certainly didn t Alisa Craig, btw, is actually a volcanic island in the Firth of Forth That s the level of seriousness we re dealing with, here.Oh, the cosies of the eighties I was younger then, and less demanding, but even so I like to think if I d read this back then it wouldn t have made the cut, either Nobody talks like this, and no one should write like this Imagine a young Anne Shirley trying to write a novel the purplest of purple prose, the shakiest amount of plotting if you can even call it that , a main character who is a total co dependent doormat who has never even heard of the word no , let alone used it and no sleuthing at all. Forget the main character being a smalltown detective she s too busy gossiping, throwing parties, eating cheese in lieu of actual meals and not sleeping at all She apparently lives on hot tea and cold toast and gets by It says here It also says here that people were stacking furniture to be protected by tarpaulins until all the pomps of yesterday were one with Nineveh and Tyre by which the authoress apparently means, until the dinner party is over Someone has read faaaaar too much Swineburne and Tennyson, and actually believes they can write When they aren t spouting impossibly Victorian language, they re ending every other sentence with eh a verbal tic which I have been assured by many Canadians is mostly in non Canadians imagination or holding forth about the Latin names of various wildflowers The way people do For all the eccentricity the authoress tries to pump into her characters, they remain flat and two dimensional, if not one And we won t even go into her choice of character names This is not a mystery Oh, sure, it starts with a body being skewered by an arrow on a hillside, but that interesting modus operandi is so improbable that the authoress had to make up an entire centenary tradition of ladies toting bows and arrows to make it go down, and then wrote around it In circles No one does any detecting the solution is served up on a silver platter very much in the manner of Murder, She Wrote and about as credibly.Meh


  4. Andrea Andrea says:

    Humorous mystery set in a small town I don t like this series nearly as much as the Peter Shandy series because it s harder for me to identify with the characters But the plot is witty and fast paced Nice light read.


  5. Randee Baty Randee Baty says:

    Charlotte MacLeod, writing here as Alisa Craig, is one of my take to a desert island authors so you can expect a gushing review from me for this book and you ll get it It s warm, it s witty, it s fun, it extremely well written, it s cozy but my favorite word to describe her writing is gentle This is a gentle mystery.Dittany Henbit is a member of the Lobelia Falls Grub and Stakers as is everyone else in town Archery is the main interest of the club but they do all kinds of civic duties when ca Charlotte MacLeod, writing here as Alisa Craig, is one of my take to a desert island authors so you can expect a gushing review from me for this book and you ll get it It s warm, it s witty, it s fun, it extremely well written, it s cozy but my favorite word to describe her writing is gentle This is a gentle mystery.Dittany Henbit is a member of the Lobelia Falls Grub and Stakers as is everyone else in town Archery is the main interest of the club but they do all kinds of civic duties when called up Dittany, a professional typist, is up on a mountain which has been donated to the city as a preserve when she encounters a new employee of the water department, very strange since there is no water run up onto the mountain, and then the manager of the water department, very dead.As the mystery develops, we meet a lot of the town folk and they are of the wacky yet lovable variety I appreciate that even when presented as slightly weird, they are still treated with respect We all have odd ball friends and that s who some of these people feel like Alisa Craig loves to use an interesting vocabulary It comes across as almost Victorian at times but in a way that s fun, not old fashioned And very easy to read I particularly love the Scottish police chief and his phraseology.For me, this book and anything by Alisa Craig or Charlotte MacLeod is like getting home after a hard day and putting on your warm fuzzy pajamas to watch your favorite old movie Just comfort and relaxation Everything s going to be all right in the end and you re going to have a good time getting there


  6. Robyn Robyn says:

    Early Bird Book Deal Look, the author s work is never what one would call high brow, challenging, or dignified You just have to accept it for what it is If ordering MacLeod s series from most ridiculous to least, the Grub and Stakers would be at the top, with Sarah and Max calmly at the bottom I feel like most of what she wrote was just to amuse herself, and if portions of the reading public wanted to pay for it, great If you ve read much of her work, you can spot the culprit straight of Early Bird Book Deal Look, the author s work is never what one would call high brow, challenging, or dignified You just have to accept it for what it is If ordering MacLeod s series from most ridiculous to least, the Grub and Stakers would be at the top, with Sarah and Max calmly at the bottom I feel like most of what she wrote was just to amuse herself, and if portions of the reading public wanted to pay for it, great If you ve read much of her work, you can spot the culprit straight off, just as you know you can skim through the places where the protagonist muses internally on her suspicions about her friends


  7. Nancy Nancy says:

    In spite of some stereotypes and plot holes, I really liked this I have not read a mystery in some time and this one intrigued me The idea that there is a town where everyone and their grandmother freely roams the local mountain armed with a bow and arrows could lead to a lot of possibility for a mystery writer On that one the author does not disappoint She also captures the hubbub around simple events and big ones in a small town very well Some of her characters have points that seem to co In spite of some stereotypes and plot holes, I really liked this I have not read a mystery in some time and this one intrigued me The idea that there is a town where everyone and their grandmother freely roams the local mountain armed with a bow and arrows could lead to a lot of possibility for a mystery writer On that one the author does not disappoint She also captures the hubbub around simple events and big ones in a small town very well Some of her characters have points that seem to contradict each other though I found that a bit annoying at times One comes off older but then is suddenly much younger by the end of the book Another character is magically a dithering wreck over a party for her inlaws but can mange to give a campaign speech to a whole town just half an hour after having been rescued from being kidnapped, tied, gagged and thrown into the coal bin of an empty house This kind of thing just stretches a readers ability to suspend belief enough to forget we are reading something This kind of thing is like shining a glaring light in your eyes that, yes, this is only a book Bummer


  8. Peter Barr Peter Barr says:

    This was a delightful cozy mystery that takes place in rural Canada The main character is a young, single woman named Dittany Henbit who does typing for a romance novelist The town is close knit and full of quirky types The story moves well enough and is interesting.


  9. Mary Barna Mary Barna says:

    Light and frothy, actually it s almost silly, but I love it Under all of the goofiness, there is an interesting plot andthan one red herring The author is Charlotte MacLeod, Queen of light cozy mysteries.


  10. Kathy Elliott Kathy Elliott says:

    Love thisI live this series The people are fun, the language nearly poetic A great read for anyone who likes cozy mysteries with little gore The vocabulary is way beyond most popular fiction, but the book and the story are quite accessible


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