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The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels (Signed First Edition)

Jane Langton

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ISBN 10: 0670847100 / ISBN 13: 9780670847105
Published by Viking, 1995
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NY: Viking, 1995. First edition. First printing. Hardcover. New in dust jacket. A pristine, unread copy. SIGNED by author with her doodles of cherries on the front endpaper. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free. Defect-free. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # jill277

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Title: The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels (...

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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In the midst of the traditional Christmas Revels in Cambridge, the jealous husband of an attractive stage director turns the pageantry into an unhappy affair, bringing Homer Kelly to the scene in his eleventh case. Tour.

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As this enormously appealing tale winds its way through the byzantine complexities of town and gown, smug Harvard professor and former detective Homer Kelly, in his 11th appearance (after Divine Inspiration), figures out whodunit well after his wife, Mary?and the reader. In Cambridge, Mass., the annual Christmas Revels celebrating the Winter Solstice are being meticulously planned by beauteous Sarah Bailey, whose obsessively jealous husband, Morgan, an ornithologist, is clearly pinpointed as the deranged killer of all her imagined suitors. As a folksinger, an attorney and a dancer are dispatched with grisly efficiency, the self-satisfied Homer ignores the suspicions of demure, astute Mary. Meanwhile, much of Harvard's campus is taken over by activists as a well-organized tent city is erected by the homeless of Cambridge, under the direction of a professional protestor whose cynical manipulation of the media reaches new heights of black humor. Langton's witty line drawings enrich the proceedings as journalists, do-gooders and a fine crew of sharply drawn academics (ambitious, competitive, jealous and psychotic) come in for some delicate ribbing. Neither the occasional moralizing nor the crude deus ex machina can slow the merry spin of this colorful and absorbing tale.
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