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Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story


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ISBN13: 9780767927055
ISBN10: 0767927052
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A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd.

On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, the members of the flock gather around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared for the sheep, reading them a plethora of books every night. The daily exposure to literature has made them far savvier about the workings of the human mind than your average sheep. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find Georges 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 and wild metaphysical speculations, and they embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, where they encounter some likely suspects. Theres Ham, the terrifying butcher; Rebecca, a village newcomer with a secret and a scheme; Gabriel, the shady shepherd of a very odd flock; and Father Will, a sinister priest. Along the way, the sheep confront their own all-too-human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love.

Three Bags Full is already an international hit. “Its rather as if Agatha Christie had re-written The Wind in the Willows, and I ended by loving it, ”Jane Jakeman wrote in The Independent. Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful breed of detectives to American readers.

About the Author

LEONIE SWANN earned degrees in philosophy, psychology, and communications from Munich University and has worked in journalism and public relations. Currently working on her doctorate in English literature, she lives in Berlin

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Susan Nielsen, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Nielsen)
What a sweet journey through the minds of a flock of sheep this book is! When they discover their shepherd murdered in the field, the flock sets out to solve the murder. Written from the point of view of the sheep themselves, this little sleeper of a novel transports the reader right into the scents, sights, fears, and (mis)understandings of a group of engaging individual sheep. You will smile, laugh outright, weep a little, and ache to read aloud to your loved one. Note also, the book is translated from German to English in one of the most competent and sensitive interpretations to sit on a shelf.
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Jonathan, January 21, 2009 (view all comments by Jonathan)
A fantastic murder mystery in which a flock of sheep try to figure out who killed their shepherd. The sheep make great characters (and, as it turns out, not too shabby detectives).
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Swann, Leonie
Flying Dolphin Press
Bell, Anthea
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery fiction
General Fiction
Mystery-A to Z
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8.06x5.28x.74 in. .59 lbs.

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