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The Transcendental Murder (Homer Kelly Mysteries, No. 1) [Paperback]

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Very New England, structure of a cozy, but superb writing, strong sense of place and American history, American author who lives in Lincoln, MA

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Pages   344
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.82 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 25, 2008
Publisher   Felony & Mayhem
ISBN  193460903X  
ISBN13  9781934609033  

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More About Jane Langton

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Jane Langton currently resides in Lincoln, in the state of Massachusetts. Jane Langton was born in 1922.

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Henry David and Emily ?  Apr 22, 2003
Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickenson together ... well perhaps? Detective Homer Kelly and beautiful librarian Mary Morgan together ... you'll just have to read it! The 60 short chapters keep the story and the mystery moving along shapely, like a bite out of a McIntosh apple or a cool swig of apple cider. Perhaps there is nothing transcendental about murder, but each chapter is introduced by a quote from Thoreau, Emerson, Dickenson, or the Alcotts, and the quotes help you feel the presence of these in Concord. A good mystery and a fun read! As a bird watcher, I would have to question the realism of the Bald Eagle being Teddy's last bird on Thoreau's list, particularly since the now extinct, Passenger Pigeon was seen by Thoreau.
It stays in the mind  Jun 25, 2000
I first read this book in 1966 in high school and remember becoming instantly attracted to the characters and the New England setting. Even after all these years I remember worrying that Mary and Homer would never get together. They were both so different and eccentric they belonged together! Langton also manages to keep a respectable mystery going that keeps you guessing and with an exciting ending. Over the years I have read and enjoyed Langton's other books as very literate - just quirky and funny enough to be charming without being silly. Some years ago I visited New England and found myself imagining Mary and Homer in the places I visited. So it appears I can never forget Mary and Homer as they have become a part of my life. Over 30 years ago I wished these characters were real so I could meet them - after all this time I still do.
This one got me Hooked!  Mar 24, 2000
I read this book on a trip overseas; several of us did a paperback swap to lighten our loads and at first I was none too thrilled to have to lug this one around. But to my surprise and sheer delight, it started a wonderful love affair with this author's main character, Homer Kelly. I love his clumsy actions, absent-minded professor ways -- and Jane Langton's line drawings are wonderful. I have read every one of these books and scan this site constantly for news of her latest releases. Set in Massachusetts, it is just a great read. Enjoy!

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