Langton Jane : Transcendental Murder(R/I) (Penguin Crime Monthly)

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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.

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Homer Kelly meets Mary Morgan and has transcendental trouble
The Concord of Emerson and Thoreau fascinates newcomer Homer Kelly, who here begins his habit of stumbling over people quite recently alive.

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