Although she spent her life withdrawn from the people of
Amherst, Massachusetts, every man, woman, and English professor in this small
university town claims ownership of poet Emily Dickinson. They give tours in
her house, lay flowers on her grave, and now, as the hundredth anniversary of
her death approaches, they organize festivals in her name. Dickinson scholar
Owen Kraznik has just been railroaded into organizing the event when Amherst
starts to burn.
When fire consumes a fourteen-story university dormitory and
kills two students, transcendentalist scholar and occasional sleuth Homer Kelly
considers that it may have been set on purpose. To his amazement he finds
himself once again embroiled in what Dickinson called “death’s tremendous
nearness” as murder stalks the symposium. Download and start listening now!