By Charlotte MacLeod
Unique book: 1991
When a nocturnal hike turns lethal, Professor Peter Shandy takes an curiosity in owl spottingEmory Emmerick involves Balaclava Agricultural collage as a scout for a tv station. even though the school and scholars are not often prepared for high 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 notwithstanding 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 catch that yanks him right into a tree. by the point the professors succeed in him, he’s been stabbed to dying. getting to know that the snowy owl used to be not anything greater than a handful of feathers connected to a fishing pole, Shandy concludes that Emmerick used to be murdered. a lot of people may perhaps 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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The car came to a stop and Linda got out, slamming the door and muttering, “Oh shit, oh fuck,” then going around to the back of the car to examine the damage. Steeling himself with all the courtliness he could muster, he walked from the trees and called out, “Are you okay, miss? ” Linda called back, “Yes, I’m okay. ” He pulled a flashlight from his field belt and shined it into the darkness, arcing it over the campground several times before letting the beam rest on his beloved.
Parking a block away, he padded over to 3583 Mentone Avenue, carrying a flat-handled lug wrench and a transistor radio in a brown paper bag. Just as a huge gust of wind came up, he placed the radio on the ground outside Linda’s living room window and turned the volume up full blast. Punk rock bombarded the night, and he slammed the lug wrench full force into the window, grabbed the radio and ran back to his car. He waited for twenty minutes, until he was certain that no one had heard the noise and no silent alarm had been sounded.
Don’t you have any friends here I can talk to? ” The old man considered the offer. Lloyd watched his wheels turn slowly. “You goes to de mission on Avalon an’ One hundred and sixth. De African church. You talk to Sister Sylvia. You tell her she got to go to Famous Johnson’s crib and get his shit and sell it. She gots my birthday in de church records. I wants a nice headstone. ” Lloyd stood up. ” he asked. ” Lloyd thought of his mother and reached for his rifle, but couldn’t do it. * * * Lloyd ran all the way to 106th and Avalon, composing epitaphs for Famous Johnson en route.
An Owl Too Many (Peter Shandy, Book 8) by Charlotte MacLeod