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The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels

The Shortest Day Murder at the Revels Langton fans will love curling up in front of a roaring holiday fire with her latest Homer Kelly adventure a rich Christmas brew spiced with medieval revelry a romantic rivalry and a soupcon of murd

  • Title: The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels
  • Author: Jane Langton
  • ISBN: 9780140173772
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Langton fans will love curling up in front of a roaring holiday fire with her latest Homer Kelly adventure a rich Christmas brew spiced with medieval revelry, a romantic rivalry, and a soupcon of murder Line drawings.

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    1. #11 in the Homer Kelly series.Homer Kelly series - 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 Harva [...]

    2. Not quite as good as the earlier Homer Kelly mysteries--as another reviewer pointed out, the murderer was painfully obvious and I'm usually miserable at guessing whodunit. I'm giving it an extra star because I have fond memories of the Christmas Revels (a very real production, though somewhat fictionalized here) and her descriptions of the performance and audience reaction is a wistful trip back in time for me.

    3. Even though it's July, I read a Christmas book! Jane Langton has written a series and this is #11! It was a light read, perfect to put on my iPad and go on a trip! The book takes place in Boston so Bostonians would easily recognize the spots mentioned in the murder mystery story. The main characters, husband and wife professors, are involved in a Revels production and murders happen and get solved. Not too deep, not too hard at all to solve = a fine vacation book!

    4. This is not great literature but it is a fun fast read. The setting is Harvard where facultly and friends are putting on an annual revel with Morris dancers, songs and a St George skit. The leader is the earth mother Sarah, but bodies pile and who is to blame? Not really hard to see but there you are. There is also a sub-plot about homelessness with some interesting social commentary.

    5. Murders but no mystery.Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts will enjoy this series. Saint George and the Dragon: A Mummer's Play, The Christmas Revels Songbook, verses from the The Oxford Book of Carols are in this book. Also Harvard astronomers, supernova. Author surged and spend some time with this story, not my kind of book.

    6. A man is run down and Mary Kelly is the only witness. Was it an accident or murder?I wanted to like this holiday mystery, but I didn't. The writing style was choppy and the point of view all over the place. There really wasn't much of a mystery, either. It was very disappointing.

    7. This felt rushed and formulatic-no mystery, really-and shallow characters. It was a disappointment compared to other Langton Kelly mysteries.

    8. I didn't love it, but for a mystery (sort of) it will provide some good subjects for book discussion. topics such as urban poverty, the universe, love and marriage, jealousy, etc.

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