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Finally! Whew! I'm finally done with this one...ha! I really am enjoying the series but this book was sooo sssllloooowwww..... :)

Looking forward to the next in line and hoping it's a little more fast-paced. Miss Potter's personal life is heating up so that's pretty interesting. :) ( )
  lostinavalonOR | May 25, 2013 |
There's a dragon in this book! ( )
  bridgetrwilson | Mar 27, 2013 |
A sweet little mystery series that gives a charming look into Beatrix Potter's life, where her animals really come to life. Very cozy! ( )
  hjjugovic | Feb 26, 2012 |
Synopsis: Fictional tale starring Beatrix Potter, the town folk of Near Sawrey, and the countryside's talking animals. This mystery involves the death of Mr. Wickstead by an accidental and curious manner. He is found beside a fallen tree limb. The villagers believe that his death has to do with a Viking treasure that Mr. Wikstead had supposedly found. Beatrix Potter is in the country on a break from her demanding parents. The stress of city life has followed her to the country as she tries to assist the villagers in different affairs. The village animals, especially Pickles the dog, and Bailey the badger know more than the people about the murder, and discuss it excitedly among themselves.

Pros & Cons: This book was slow in some spots for me, but it is a cozy book to read on a grey weekend. It is not the first in the series, but the first one I've started with - so I wonder if it would help to go in order. Albert does a nice job of filling in missing pieces so it is not that crucial to go in order though. ( )
  jayde1599 | May 8, 2009 |
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Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
G. K. Chesterton
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For Bill, who knows how to spin a fine story,
with grateful thanks and much love
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Number Two, Bolton Gardens
South Kensington, London

1 December, 1909

Come not between the dragon and his wrath.
William Shakespeare, King Lear

"I can't quite see," Mrs. Potter said in a complaining tone, "why you feel you must go to the Lakes tomorrow--so soon after your last visit there."
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Near Sawrey, the seat of Miss Beatrix Potter?s country home, has been abuzz ever since Mr. Wickstead met his death under a tree limb. Many believe it had to do with a treasure he had dug up. And only Pickles, his dog, knows what happened. Meanwhile, Miss Potter faces dilemmas in her love life and with her parents. But she has no time to muse, what with helping humans and animals alike?and this little matter of murder.



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Mr. Wickstead has died under a tree limb. The villagers are certain that his death had to do with a treasure he dug up last spring. But why was he in the wood on a frigid night? And what of the claw marks on the limb? And what was that treasure? As per usual, the town's animals know more than the Big Folk. And only Pickles, Wickstead's fox terrier, knows exactly what happened. It's up to amateur sleuth Beatrix Potter to help the denizens of Sawrey, human and animal, solve the little matter of murder.… (more)

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