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About the BookWill Rees and his wife Lydia agree to accompany an old friend previously abducted by slave catchers to the Great Dismal Swamp. However, shortly after arriving in the community one of their number is killed. Will finds himself asked to solve the murder ... which proves tricky when no one there trusts him, and slave catchers are prowling.
Book SynopsisThe story shines for its historical backbone and atmospheric details. Those factors make it perfect for readers of Margaret Lawrence's Hannah Trevor novels and Eliot Pattison's Bone Rattler series - Booklist
From the Back CoverAn indefatigable, principled main character and an immersive early-republic setting, nicely delineating the life and times of the era, distinguish this historical mystery Booklist on Simply Dead The plot twists rank among the author's most clever. Historical fiction fans will be pleased Publishers Weekly on Simply Dead Kuhns makes the most of the cloistered Shaker community setting in this top-notch outing Publishers Weekly on The Shaker Murders
About the AuthorEleanor Kuhns is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition for A Simple Murder. The author of seven previous Will Rees mysteries, she is now a full-time writer after a successful career as the Assistant Director at the Goshen Public Library in Orange County, New York. www.eleanor-kuhns.com