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Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story

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Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd

“Delightfully different . . . The combination of sly humor and naiveté makes this novel a surprising and refreshing read.”—Boston Globe

“Swann produces a clever spin on the ol’ whodunit . . . the result: a delightfully offbeat yarn.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
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 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 and wild metaphysical speculations, and they embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, where they encounter some likely suspects. There’s 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. 
 
With sheer wit and spunk, this international bestseller has become a darling to two- and four-legged fans alike. Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful breed of detectives to American readers.

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

ISBN: 9780767927055

ISBN-10: 9780767927055

Publisher: Crown

Publication Date: 06/03/2008 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/03/2008 - 12:00am

Pages: 352

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy

Fiction / Humorous

Fiction / Crime