Three Bags Full



A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd.On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, a flock of sheep gathers around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade George has cared devotedly for the flock, even reading them books every night 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, wild metaphysical speculations, and embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, where they encounter some likely suspects Along the way, the sheep confront their own all too human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful new breed of detectives to Canadian readers. Read Three Bags Full Author Leonie Swann – e17streets4all.co.ukThree Bags Full

Leonie Swann b 1975 Dachau near Munich, Germany is the nom de plume of a German crime writer She went to school at Ignaz Taschner Gymnasium Dachau She studied philosophy, psychology and English literature in Munich, and now lives in Berlin.

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Three Bags Full
  • Leonie Swann
  • English
  • 12 February 2017
  • 038566379X

10 thoughts on “Three Bags Full

  1. says:

    Three Bags Full Leonie Swann s novel of Sheepish Detection My thanks to the group Literary Exploration Without the group s selection of Three Bags Fullas our group read for March, 2012, I doubt I would have ever picked up this little gem, even though I had spotted it on the shelves of our local Barnes Noble A detective novel where sheep are the detectives The thought of it makes one feel a bit, well, sheepish.However, Leonie Swann pulls off this woolly caper with style and flair When Three Bags Full Leonie Swann s novel of Sheepish Detection My thanks to the group Literary Exploration Without the group s selection of Three Bags Fullas our group read for March, 2012, I doubt I would have ever picked up this little gem, even though I had spotted it on the shelves of our local Barnes Noble A detective novel where sheep are the detectives The thought of it makes one feel a bit, well, sheepish.However, Leonie Swann pull...

  2. says:

    I never thought I would find myself commenting in a book review about how realistic the sheep characters seemed to be But in Leonie Swann s delightful murder mystery, I repeatedly found myself thinking Yes I bet that s exactly what a sheep would think While these crime fighting sheep are smart and understand English, they are still just so sheepy that I had no trouble losing myself in their world The author s depiction of flock s attempt to make sense of certain quirks of human behavior fr I never thought I would find myself commenting in a book review about how re...

  3. says:

    A wonderful, priceless book, full of wit and philosophical musings and profound observations.One morning at the small village of Glennkill, Ireland, a small flock of sheep wake up to find that their shepherd, George Glenn, has been murdered With a spade through his guts Miss Maple, the cleverest sheep in Glennkill, decides they should investigate and find his murderer, because even though George was a bit of a peculiar and irrascible bastard, he was still their shepherd, and who would read Pa A wonderful, priceless book, full of wit and philosophical musings and profound observations.O...

  4. says:

    It s a cute premise a dead shepherd is discovered by his flock of sheep with a spade sticking out of his chest, and the sheep then set out to solve the mystery of the shepherd s murder Fine I have no problem with cute.The problem with this book is that it s just not a very good mystery, despite the billing The clues are often garbled in translation from human to sheep and back again, such that the reader loses a clear sense of what s actually happening The clues we do have don t add up to m It s a cute premise a dead shepherd is discovered by his flock of sheep with a spade sticking out of his chest, and the sheep then set out t...

  5. says:

    I have to write a revised review I have to exIplainclearly why I really liked this book, beyond the fact that it still keeps me laughing even though I read it years ago I NEVER read mystery or crime novels And yet I loved it I never read fantasy books, and I loved it Why Well b c the sheep are so wonderful They are determined to find the murderer of their beloved Glen, whom they love b c he was so sweet and caring to them He read them stories. every night He taught them a lot I have to write a revised review I have to exIplainclearly why I really liked this book, beyond the fact that it still keeps me laughing even though I read it years ago I NEVER read mystery or crime novels And yet I loved it I never read fantasy books, and I loved it Why Well b c the sheep are so wonderful They are determined to find the murderer of their beloved Glen, whom they love b c he was so sweet and caring to them H...

  6. says:

    A shepherd is murdered and it s up to the flock to find out whodunnit Lead by the intrepid Miss Maple, a delightful cast of sheep characters put their fluffy, fleece heads together to crack the case.As a murder mystery, this book isn t that entertaining, but as a parody of the Miss Marple books, it is fantastic Each sheep in the flock has a d...

  7. says:

    Read this book now Stop whatever you are doing, turn off whatever s cooking on the stove, turn off the music you were just listening to, put down whatever lesser book you thought you d read go to a locally owned used bookstore and buy this book It s one of those books that if it had been written even the tiniest bit differently, the entire wondrous thing would have collapsed But it s brilliant, it s just brilliant It s like Watership Down meets Ruth Rendell, but with a higher percentage o Read this book now Stop whatever you are doing, turn off whatever s cooking on the stove, turn off the music you wer...

  8. says:

    Sheep, it turns out, have quite a bit in common with humans We are both gossipy, superstitious, and prone to exaggeration Like us, sheep have theories about life after death you become a fluffy, cloud sheep in the sky , and prejudices goats are crazy And occasionally, someone will offer up sane words of advice that both sheep and humans would do well to heedYou shouldn t believe what you don t understand You should understand what you believe.The sheep in this book can talk, but onl Sheep, it turns out, have quite a bit in common with humans We are both gossipy, superstitious, and prone to exaggeration Like us, sheep have theories about life after death you become a fluffy, cloud sheep in the sky , and prejudices goats are crazy And occasionally, someone will offer up sane words of advice that both sheep and humans would do well to heedYou shouldn t believe what you don t understand You should understand what you believe.The sheep in this book can talk, but only to other sheep They sometimes say cute things, but they are REAL sheep, not cartoonish fluff balls wit...

  9. says:

    Rating 3.8 stars, I m rounding up Three Bags Full is, without a doubt, the best sheep detective novel ever written It s a very fun read that can be enjoyed as a simple diversion from life s cares or as a serious, if humorous, look at dealing with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love back cover.The story begi...

  10. says:

    This is something else And something else is good.Do you think sheep are stupid Do you think all they do the whole day long is eating grass Far from it When their sheepheard George is killed, his sheep decide to bring down the murderer together After all George read a murder story for them once, so how hard could it be So the sheep, as crime investigator number one the most intelligent sheep lady of Ireland, called Miss Maple hey, you know this name I do...

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