Death and Deconstruction by Anne Fleming

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In a witty literary mystery, John Charter investigates a killer stalking the members of a Romantic poets society on a Byron-Shelley tour of Italy, at the London Library, and at an academic conference at Norman Abbey--culminating in murder.

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ANNE FLEMING is a Canadian fiction writer. She also writes poetry and children's books, plus the occasional stage play and screenplay. She likes to cross-country ski and play the ukulele, although not necessarily at the same time. Born in Toronto, she attended the University of Waterloo, first enrolling in a geography program then moving to English studies. In 1991, she moved to British Columbia. Laura Farina's first book of poetry, This Woman Alphabetical, won the2006 Archibald Lampman Award. She has sat on the Editorial Board for Arc: Canada's National Poetry Magazine and taught Creative Writing to young people in Ontario and Chicago.
Published June 1, 1996 by Chivers. 191 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Yes, those hateful deconstructionists are at it againplanting a bomb in the boat returning members of the Coleridge and Other Romantic Poets Society (RPS) from their trip to the Venetian island of San Lazzaro;

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Long on discussion and short on action, Fleming's third British mystery (Sophie Is Gone) reads like the minutes of a dotty faculty conference on the Romantic poets, particularly Byron.

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