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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Langton Narrator: Derek Perkins Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Homer Kelly Mysteries Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781622310524
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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 reveals the letters, he is found killed by a musket ball. The past may not be dead, but Goss certainly is.

The Transcendental Murder marks the first appearance for Langston’s amateur sleuth Homer Kelly.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The sort of old-fashioned mystery that never goes out of style.”

    Denver Post

  • “With a plot stemming from Concord’s obsession with its own village history, this is fun, excitingly erudite, and inventively mystifying.”

    Book Week

  • “I’m not sure I’ve ever read a mystery novel that made such evocative use of its locale…informed and delightful.”

    New York Times, editorial review

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About the Author
Author Jane Langton

Jane Langton is an acclaimed author of mystery novels and children’s literature. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Langton earned degrees in astronomy and art history before she began writing novels, and has set much of her fiction in the tight-knit world of New England academia.

About the Narrator

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has narrated numerous titles across a wide range of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, comedy, history, and nonfiction. He has earned two AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration.