The Escher Twist by Jane Langton
A Homer Kelly Mystery

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A hunt for a missing art lover engages Homer in a perplexing mystery

Leonard Sheldrake knows little about Frieda except that he loves her. A Harvard professor and admirer of the bizarre engravings of M. C. Escher, Leonard is visiting a Cambridge exhibition of the artist’s work when he meets Frieda and falls instantly in love. As they trade remarks about the artwork, he learns a few brief things about her. Though young, she is a widow, an orphan, and has a terrible secret in her past. It is only after she vanishes that he realizes he didn’t even learn her last name. Leonard enlists fellow professor Homer Kelly, the amateur sleuth, to help find this beguiling young widow. But as they comb Cambridge for the woman in the green coat, Homer and his friend find themselves slipping into a mysterious labyrinth, whose treacherous dimensions are as impossible to grasp as anything dreamed up by the late, great M. C. Escher himself.
 

About Jane Langton

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Jane Langton studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan and did graduate work in art history at the University of Michigan and Radcliffe College. Ms. Langton is the author of a dozen books for young people, including seven other fantasies about the Hall family of Concord, Massachusetts: "The Diamond in the Window", "The Swing in the Summerhouse", "The Astonishing Stereoscope", the Newbery Honor Book "The Fledgling", "The Fragile Flag", "The Time Bike", and "The Mysterious Circus". Also well known for her mystery novels for adults, Ms. Langton lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 228 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He met her for less than an hour in the gallery on Huron Street.

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Relying on the illusory art of Dutch printmaker M.C. Escher as a binding device and a source of clues, Langton's 16th offbeat Homer Kelly book follows crystallographer Leonard Sheldrake as he p

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Relying on the illusory art of Dutch printmaker M.C. Escher as a binding device and a source of clues, Langton's 16th offbeat Homer Kelly book follows crystallographer Leonard Sheldrake as he p

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