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Author
Jane Langton.
Publisher Felony & Mayhem  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781934609033
Pages/Publication Date 344/2008
Daedalus Item Code 23365
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Scholarly infighting can get a lot more violent than most outsiders realize, though most of the time that violence is confined to the printed page. Not so in Concord, Massachusetts, where the arrival of Homer Kelly—noted expert on the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson—has stirred up passions concerning a manuscript that may or may not have been written by Emerson's friend Henry David Thoreau. In this first Homer Kelly mystery, from the author of the Edgar Award nominee Emily Dickinson Is Dead, things come to a head during the annual reenactment of Paul Revere's famous ride, when one of the "minutemen" turns up dead, still in full Revolutionary regalia. Accustomed to little more than the odd stolen bicycle, the local police are way over their head, but Kelly proves as gifted at sleuthing as he is at scholarship. This literate mystery from independent New York bookstore publisher Felony & Mayhem is from their "Traditional" category: classy cozies with little gunplay or gore, but often a fair amount of humor and—usually—an intrepid amateur sleuth.

"I'm not sure I've ever read a mystery novel that made such evocative use of its locale.... Informed and delightful."—NYTimes

 
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