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A Sheep Detective StoryBook - 2008
On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, a flock of sheep gathers around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared devotedly for the flock, even reading them books every night. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find George's killer.
The A-team of investigators includes Othello, the "bad-boy" black ram; Mopple the Whale, a Merino who eats a lot and remembers everything; and Zora, a pensive black-faced ewe with a weakness for abysses. Joined by other members of the richly talented flock, they engage in nightlong discussions about the crime, wild metaphysical speculations, and embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, where they encounter some likely suspects. Along the way, the sheep confront their own all-too-human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love.
Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful new breed of detectives to Canadian readers.
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SPL_Shauna Jun 25, 2016
This lovely cozy mystery will suit anyone who loves an amateur sleuth and bloodless murder. If you love a cozy *and* you enjoy Douglas Adams' absurd, clever social commentary, this book is your dream book and you should place your hold IMMEDIATELY.
A purely pastoral "who done it" with a most charming and unusual flock of sheep.
SPL_Melanie Feb 12, 2015
Looking for a good book to read during the Year of the Sheep? Look no further! This hilarious philosophical mystery is told from the point of view of the sheep...
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