Book of the Week #6

Murder on Mount Monadnock by J. S. Winter (Keene, NH: Surry Cottage Books, 2008)

This is a novel that crosses genres. It is historical fiction (set in 1910 with appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Robert Frost, Lillie Langtry, Willa Cather, and Mark Twain); it is a murder mystery wherein Boston detective Robert de La Tour searches for the killer of the lovely young Marie Langtry; and it is a tour of various places on New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock.

In the interest of improving her story, the author takes considerable artistic licence with history, but she admits to, and apologizes for this at the end of the book.

Author J. S. Winter is a world traveller, a language teacher at a New Hampshire middle school, and a graduate of both Columbia University and NYU. This is Ms. Winter's first novel.

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