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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us gelnnkill the problem. Return to Book Page. A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: 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 book A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: George has cared devotedly for the flock, even reading them books every night. 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. Hardcoverpages. Published June 5th by Doubleday Canada first published Sheep Detective Story 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Three Bags Fullplease sign up. Is this book for adults, teens, or children? Cecilia Crescent It’s for adults.

Without getting into spoilers, it features topics that are not suitable for immature readers. It’s just that the sheep, whose eyes …more It’s for adults. It’s just that the sheep, whose eyes the story is told from, don’t understand what they are. The reader however, is explicitly told about these things. I have difficulty catching up with all the characters, my Kindle version does not include an x-ray.

Does anyone have any suggestions or links no spoilers please to a list of all the characters with brief introductions? Claire Well, at the beginning of my book is a list of “dramatis oves,” which are: Has an enquiring mind, never gives up, sometimes feels a sense of responsibility. A very stout Merino ram with round spiral horns, almost always hungry. Sir Ritchfield’s twin brother, a legendary ram who disappeared. The book doesn’t give a list of human characters, and the Wikipedia list has spoilers, so if you want those I’d have to edit the Wiki and take out all the extra information.


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Anyone not fearful of appearing sheepish. Recommended to Lawyer by: Goodreads Group Literary Exploration. 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: When George, the shepherd, is found murdered, the local villagers of Killain don’t seem to take much notice. But his flock, who has a better understanding of human nature than a lot of humans are determined to see justice done.

It’s no small feat, for sheep have a problem with glennkill. However, each member of the flock has strengths and weaknesses. Where one member is lacking, another member of the flock has what is needed. George was a good shepherd who provided clean water, proper fodder, and protection for each of his flock.

He even read aloud to them, including a detective novel. Swann’s sly allusion to Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, is the brains of the flock who knows the significance of clues and sets out to find who murdered their precious George who had promised to take all of them to Europe.

He was a good sheperd, indeed. Personally, I’ve never given sheep much consideration. Oh, I’ve watched a flock of sheep graze in a clover covered meadow while taking a travel break. It was a peaceful, pastoral scene. And I confess glennnkill I’ve a taste for lamb, properly prepared.

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Saints preserve us, one of the flock might say. But, swahn, I just don’t think much about sheep. Probably not many of us do. Perhaps that is why Leonie Swann’s sheep’s tale has been translated into thirty-two languages to date. It’s a rare little anthropomorphic read with a wry look at human nature. Swann, I’ve learned much about sheep behavior that makes me a little ashamed to be merely human.

Each member of the flock looks out after the other. We humans may rise to the occasion from time to time, but we fail miserably on a daily basis. Sheep are cognizant of God and contemplate on the nature of souls. Glenn,ill correctly observe that some of God’s representatives do not concern themselves with a lost sheep, such as poor George and don’t seem to mind too terribly that some human pinned George to the ground with a spade through his middle.

Sheep do not gossip. Swnn villagers of Killain are gossipers non pareil, speculating on why George was content to live alone in his small caravan, with an estranged wife, a possible mistress, and are constantly curious about whatever remained locked in George’s caravan.

The human inhabitants pruriently speculate on what splendors in the grass George engaged in, not only with a purported mistress, but even his favorite black ram, Othello. The village Constable is named Holmes.


However, much to his consternation he is no Sherlock. His clearance rate of crime in the County is nil. He’s much more concerned with taking his Guinness at the local pub.

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Then there’s the nature of grass. It has two distinct meanings, one for sheep and one for humans. Humans are more interested in Cannabis Sativa L. Sheep are more concerned with grass of a different nature, sweet fodder for fuel.

For them, that’s enough. Swann’s novel is continually entertaining, comedic in nature, but also delving into the more tragic nature of George’s life. It is a delightful diversion that reminds us that murder will out in the end, as happens in all detective novels. In this novel, the solution is a denoument that just maybe will make us a bit more mindful of the lost sheep in our own flock. With Swann’s great success in her debut novel, I’m so pleased to know that a sequel already exists in its original German edition, book: Either I’ll have to wait wsann the English translation or break out meine Deutsche-English dictionary.

I do know I won’t have to wait for a recommendation to read it. Solid 4 Star Read for originality, something completely different View all 4 comments. This is one of the weirdest books I have ever read in my short life. You will not be disappointed. I know the rating is not encouraging, but that is because it is not everybody’s cup of tea.

The books main characters? Their shepherd This is one of the weirdest books I have ever read in my short life. Go and give it glenkill try!

Find more of my books on Instagram View all 6 comments. I never thought I would find myself commenting in a book review about how realistic the sheep characters seemed to be. Besides, how can you not love a novel that has a flip-book built into it? View all 3 comments. 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.