The Tale of Holly How (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix P #2) (Mass Market)

By Susan Wittig Albert

Berkley, 9780425206133, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2006

List Price: 7.99*
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Everyone in Sawrey likes Ben Hornby. So when Beatrix finds the shepherd dead in the meadow and suspects foul play, she wonders who would have done such a thing. A trio of village cats has an idea: When Ben breathed his last, his sheep must have seen his killer before scattering. So they set out to find the far-flung flock. Although she’s distracted by duties at the farm and the sad plight of a young girl, Beatrix must get to the bottom of this. As the stories intertwine, Beatrix and the creatures realize that, to solve this case, all of Sawrey, both the two- and four-legged inhabitants, must work together...

About the Author

Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.

Praise For The Tale of Holly How (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix P #2)

“Albert’s nimble evocation of country life—above- and belowground—[is] hard to resist.”Booklist“A stellar tribute…As charming as the ‘little books’ themselves.”—Publishers Weekly

“Provides enchantment for fans of Beatrix Potter.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A most ingenious blend of fact and fiction.”—Judy Taylor Hough, author of Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman

 “[An] adorable amateur sleuth tale.”—The Best Reviews

“Hard to resist, especially on a sleepy, sunny afternoon.”—Booklist