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Meet the McKenzies.On their farm nestled in upstate Trumansburg, New York, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife Madeline keep themselves busy looking after a variety of ailing farm animals and pets in poor health. But while they may be able to mend creatures great and small, they have yet to find a cure for murder....

Title : The Case of the Roasted Onion
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ISBN : 9780425212233
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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The Case of the Roasted Onion Reviews

  • ChrisGA
    2019-02-13 16:40

    This was the very definition of a cozy mystery--gentle and slower paced,with ordinary folks as the sleuths. In this case we have a retired vet school professor forced to open a vet practice due to bad financial investments, his patient and loving wife, and two young students who serve as his vet assistants. They form a investigative team to solve the mystery of serial vet murders, insurance scams and other skullduggery. Likeable characters but it dragged a bit too much for me even though cozies are my preferred genre.

  • Susan Ferguson
    2019-02-11 19:38

    Did not realize until I read the notes about the author that Claudia Bishop also writes as Mary Stanton. I like several of Mary Stanton's books, so I should have known. This isn't written quite the same way, but still...Austin McKenzie is a vet in upper New York state. He and his wife Madeline live on a small farm with a few animals. He has retired from teaching, so he's getting older but he still tries to handle the practise himself. Madeline is concerned about him. The he learns from a friend that another vet has been shot - found dead at the side of the road. Larky Schumaker was to have been one of the vets at the 3-day event at Earlsdown. They need 4 to be rated. So, McKenzie is contacted. He and his wife both begin to smell a rat when a second vet, Benny Grazley is also shot. Brewster McClellan, an extremely wealthy man who buys finished horses for his obnoxious daughter to compete on and also has bought his way on to the committee for Earlsdown, comes by to bring McKenzie the agreement to vet the Earlsdown show. McClellan invites them to a dinner party for the vets and the other committee members of the show. McKenzie has called and asked for his old colleague Victor Berg from Cornell to find an assistant to help while he has to be at the show. Joe and Ally both show up badly needing the job. Joe has quite a bit of experience in the small animals department and Ally is experienced with horses. In the end, a compromise is reached - they will share the job. And the job will include room and board. Madeline and Austin have no children, tho they would have like to so they more or less adopt these. Austin also has an amazing sable collie named Lincoln who is very good at herding and running errands, etc. But all these deaths make Joe furious and he is determined to find who is doing the killing and why. And it seems to be linked to Brewster McClellan in some way. Then their house is ransacked and their dog knocked out and Madeline is furious! So she sets about carefully planning her revenge - Bombs 1, 2 and 3....Between Madeline and Joe, they get the case wrapped up.

  • Diane Morasco
    2019-02-21 21:29

    This warm series features veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife Madeline.Austin a retired professor at Cornell University has always loved caring for his pets and spending time with his loving wife Madeline. As the bills piled up, Austin had to come out of retirement and open a veterinarian office.The Mckenzie's farm is located in Trumansburg. Trumansburg is a village in Tompkins County, New York. The Mckenzie farm is brimming with farm pets.When Austin is offered the opportunity to be the veterinary delegate to the Earlsdown Three-Day Event, he refuses.Madeline is excited to get away for a little vacation, and the $15,000 check convinces him he needs to accept.Now he just has to find someone to watch his practice and pets while they are gone.Joe and Allegra both arrive to apply for the job. Finding it too hard to pick one, the McKenzie's offer Allegra and Joe a chance to share the duties. They accept, but can they get along well enough to do the job?Before the event, vets start being killed. Everyone fears a sniper, but Austin and Madeline are sure it's something more. Can they, with the help of Joe and Allegra, discover what's happening and who is the killer without putting any of them in danger?I thought the plot was well constructed. I enjoyed the details about the animals and event.Claudia Bishop did a fantastic job of interspersing the details with the investigation.This first installment in The Casebook of Dr. McKenzie is a fast reading cozy not to be missed.

  • Catsalive
    2019-02-02 21:44 their farm nestled in upstate Summersville, New York, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife, Madeline, keep themselves busy looking after a variety of ailing farm animals and pets in poor health. But while they may be able to mend creatures great and small, they have yet to find a cure for murder... Austin has never been a fan of high-society horseplay. So when he's invited to be the veterinary delegate to the Earlsdown Three-Day Event, he bluntly refuses. Madeline, however, reminds him how much they could use the money - and how much she would love to take the trip with him. But trouble rears up before they even leave town when one of Austin's fellow vets is killed by a sniper - and no one has a clue as to why. Now, as they jump into the high-stakes world of equestrian competition, Austin and Madeline must try to rein in a killer...This was an easy, fun read.The characters were entertaining. There didn't seem much logic to Austin's solution, but who cares? I enjoyed it. Some of the animal passages are lovely: Linc's protection of Blackie & Juno's subsequent care for the pup; the birth of Sunny's foal; Andrew & Pony; the care for the suffering of a very ill mare - very sympathetically told. I would read another in this series if it came my way.

  • Roberta
    2019-02-07 15:43

    I picked this book up because it is set in rural upstate NY. It reminded me how nice it would be to have a Wegmans where I live now. Highly recommended to readers who enjoy quirky characters who love animals. I found a couple errors involving how murder victims were killed that the editor should have caught, if they still have editors. I would certainly read other books in the series if I come across them.

  • Sara
    2019-02-22 17:41

    I love this author's Hemlock Fall series so I figured I'd chance reading this book. It was a little slow at first, but different characters called for a little different style and in no time I was thoroughly enjoying it. I look forward to reading others in the series.

  • Christina
    2019-02-07 21:32

    This cozy was a little different from the normal for me. It has horses and veterinary, which neither one I know too much about. I did enjoy the character and the plot. I will be reading more in this series. I liked the fondness for animals, as parts of the book reminded me of myself with animals.

  • Carol Evans
    2019-02-03 22:34

    I don't know much about horses, but I liked the characters in this book. The plot was also good, with twist and turns and several suspects.

  • Donna
    2019-02-19 17:25

    needed better editing. Bottle in stall referred to as plastic then as glass. Other editing issues also. For a young adult reader.

  • Janell
    2019-02-23 22:28

    Average murder mystery but the characters made me chuckle and were just eccentric enough to warrant an extra star. :-)

  • Annette Dashofy
    2019-01-24 16:20

    Too many flaws regarding firearms.

  • Lindig
    2019-01-31 19:44

    Too much like a Sherlock Holmes homage.

  • Diane Wachter
    2019-02-01 19:28

    Casebook of Dr. Mckenzie, Bk 1, Claudia Bishop, PB-B @ 2006, 2/08. When horses and veterinarians die under mysterious causes, Dr. Mckenzie steps in to help solve the case. Okay.

  • Meredith
    2019-02-05 21:45

    Very good book. The mystery had me going until close to the very end.

  • Toni berkshire
    2019-02-01 15:22

    Liked this book - subtley witty, very horsey, very clearly written by someone who loves animals and enjoys life. Hope there are more to come.

  • Karen
    2019-01-31 14:20

    This was a fun little mystery

  • Kristina
    2019-02-15 15:40

    This book was stinking hilarious. Loved every bit of it. Surprised there are only 3 in the series.

  • Jan
    2019-02-10 18:45

    slow to get into, but pretty good mystery. interesting info regarding veterinary medicine. look forward to developments with 4 main characters in next books in series.

  • Eileen
    2019-02-23 17:29

    This author, Claudia Bishop seems to have two different series.The Dr. McKenzie (vet) series, sounded like it might be a good read.

  • Jtomassetti
    2019-02-08 17:33

    THE ROASTED ONION by Claudia Bishop was an entertaining book. However, as a horse mystery, any book by Dick Francis is better than this book.

  • Susanna
    2019-02-11 19:28

    The Dr. McKenzie series is light mystery reading. If you like animals and light mysteries, you'll like the three books (so far) in this series.