A simple murder: Will Rees Mystery Series, Book 1
Five years ago, while William Rees was still recovering from his stint as a Revolutionary War soldier, his beloved wife died. Devastated, Will Rees left his son, David, in his sister's care, fled his Maine farm, and struck out for a tough but emotionally empty life as a traveling weaver. Now, upon returning unexpectedly to his farm, Rees discovers that David has been treated like a serf for years and finally ran away to join a secluded religious sect--the Shakers.
Overwhelmed by guilt and hoping to reconcile with his son, Rees immediately follows David to the Shaker community. But when a young Shaker woman is brutally murdered shortly after Rees's arrival, Rees finds himself launched into a complicated investigation where the bodies keep multiplying, a tangled web of family connections casts suspicion on everyone, and the beautiful woman on the edge of the Shaker community might be hiding troubling ties to the victims. It quickly becomes clear that insolving Sister Chastity's murder, Rees may well expose some of the Shaker community's darkest secrets, not to mention endanger his own life.
An atmospheric portrait of a compelling time in American history, A Simple Murder is an outstanding debut from Eleanor Kuhns, Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America's 2011 First Crime Novel Competition Winner.
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|Grouping Title||simple murder|
|Grouping Author||kuhns eleanor|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-22 22:43:15PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-07-22 23:44:40PM|
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1796: When traveling weaver and former soldier Will Rees learns that his son David has run away he immediately sets out after him. After tracking him down at a Shaker settlement near Durham, Maine, Will unexpectedly finds himself heading a murder investigation. As he adapts to the ways of the Shakers he begins to discover that some members of the community may hold clues to solving the case, but uncovering those clues will also reveal dark secrets that could threaten the whole community; meanwhile, the body count continues to rise. In this outstanding debut, Eleanor Kuhns has crafted an atmospheric and authentic portrait of a compelling time in history that will leave listeners on the edge of their seats.
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|isbn||9780792787945, 9781250005533, 9781410450999|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000388161|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Minotaur Books,|2012.|322 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000399792|Large Print|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|2012.|326 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:1c8a9d5e-49cc-4c91-b96b-59f026a007c5|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2012||
|series||Will Rees mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Will Rees mysteries|1|
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery stories, American, Large type books, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Shakers -- Fiction|
|title_display||A simple murder|
|title_full||A Simple Murder Will Rees Mystery Series, Book 1, A simple murder / Eleanor Kuhns, A simple murder [text (large print)] / by Eleanor Kuhns|
|title_short||A simple murder|
|title_sub||Will Rees Mystery Series, Book 1|
|topic_facet||Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Investigation, Large type books, Murder, Mystery|