The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton
(Homer Kelly Mysteries, No. 1)

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In an intellectual hamlet, century-old love letters give rise to murder The citizens of Concord, Massachusetts, never tire of their heritage. For decades, the intellectuals of this little hamlet have continued endless debates about Concord’s favorite sons: Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and their contemporaries. Concord’s latter-day transcendental scholars are a strange bunch, but none is more peculiar than Homer Kelly, an expert on Emerson and on homicide. An old-fashioned murder is about to put both skills to the test. At a meeting of the town’s intellectuals, Ernest Goss produces a cache of saucy love letters written by the men and women of the transcendentalist sect. Although Homer chortles at the idea that Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson might have had a fling, Goss insists the letters are real. He never gets a chance to prove it. Soon after he is found killed by a musket ball. The past may not be dead, but Goss certainly is.
 

About Jane Langton

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One of Penguin's top-selling mystery authors, Jane Langton is the author of fourteen other Homer Kelly mysteries.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 344 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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