The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat

The Case of the Ill Gotten Goat Third in the best selling IMBA mystery series Before milk inspector Melvin Staples was found dead in a milk vat he got the goat of many residents in the Finger Lakes village of Summersville His jealo

  • Title: The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat
  • Author: Claudia Bishop
  • ISBN: 9780425222072
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Third in the best selling IMBA mystery series.Before milk inspector Melvin Staples was found dead in a milk vat, he got the goat of many residents in the Finger Lakes village of Summersville His jealous wife, vengeful husbands, and the ancient Italian widow who runs the Tree Sorelle goat cheese dairy are all suspects To crack this case, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and hThird in the best selling IMBA mystery series.Before milk inspector Melvin Staples was found dead in a milk vat, he got the goat of many residents in the Finger Lakes village of Summersville His jealous wife, vengeful husbands, and the ancient Italian widow who runs the Tree Sorelle goat cheese dairy are all suspects To crack this case, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his beloved wife Madeline have to learn all they can about the crotchety, cane wielding owner of the dairy And along the way, the vet just might save some bleating hearts

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    About " Claudia Bishop "

  • Claudia Bishop

    Claudia Bishop is the nom de plume of mystery fantasy author Mary Stanton.

  • 503 Comments

  • This is a good cozy mystery about a retired vet, Dr McKenzie who uses is knowledge for finding problems in animals to solve murder. His team of helpers are is wife Madeline and two assistants. They take care of large animals and are able to ask questions while they caring for an animal.The milk inspector to a goat dairy is found in a milk barrel. The dairy has been having problems with the bacteria count. The tax assessors has even one angry at him the raise in their taxes He is found dead in si [...]


  • I wasn't that crazy about the prologue, but I'm glad I stuck with the book, because I really enjoyed the rest. I absolutely loved how the main character, a vet and part-time detective, compared characters with animals he'd treated in his job. The goat farm setting was interesting, and the characters were well-developed.


  • The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat is an overall enjoyable mystery - a nice easy read. My two favorite things about the book is that the main character enjoys his daily glass of scotch and that the story is set on a goat farm. Some of the descriptions made me smile as I remembered growing up on a dairy.


  • Goats. Horses. Veterinarian. Murder. What more could one ask for in a cozy murder mystery?Claudia Bishop's "The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat" is the third in "The Casebook of Dr. McKenzie" cozy murder mystery series. I found this book in a local book sale and thought it might make for a fun read. I was right - it was! Dr. Austin McKenzie lives and works in a small town in upstate New York. He is an extremely bright vet who also has a private detective agency on the side, Case Closed, Inc. When th [...]



  • This is the third entry in the Casebook of Dr. McKenzie series, but the first one I've read. The writing is perfect for a cozy series, a very light touch, interesting characters, lots of lively dialog. The plot was appealing and satisfying, with most of the "clues" evident to the reader. A list of characters was given at the beginning of the book, something which although I know others dislike, I enjoy. (I also love maps.)


  • Like this series and the vet's great vocabulary. Not often that you get to read about goats and cheese making in a murder mystery. Entertaining and just what I need to escape so I don't have to think about doing my taxes.


  • I enjoyed the interactions of the characters in this book. It was also interesting learning a bit about dairy farming with goats and carrying for horses. Reading this almost made me want a pet goat!


  • This book was okay. I think that this series isn't as good as the other one, the one set in Hemlock Falls, by this author.




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