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A Simple Murder

By Eleanor Kuhns

A Simple Murder
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  • Published in USA  May 2012,
    336 pages.

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  • Loren B. (Appleton, WI)


    interesting historial mystery
    Hard to believe this was a first novel - well written and researched (historical facts were part of the story and not a separate "lecture" as so many authors make the mistake of doing). The characters were three dimensional and the plot kept me guessing as to "who-done-it"

    I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes both mysteries and historical fiction.
  • Cheryl W. (Crosby, MN)


    A Simple Murder = A Simple Book
    This book held no appeal either as a crime book or history book. The characters were simple, the story simple and a no-brainer on who the murderer was. I would have enjoyed it more if the community was more defined not just surface relationships and plot.
  • Carolyn L. (Cincinnati, OH)


    Add this book to your summer reading list
    For Will Rees chasing after his son, David, ends up in a Shaker village called Zion. Not only does Rees have to resolve a broken relationship with his son, he also becomes enmeshed in solving a murder that takes place in the village.

    While the story is somewhat predictable, the characters are engaging in this easy to read mystery. Not only does the mystery get solved, but several of the characters overcome personal issues and challenges that have been festering for some time. As you plan your summer reading list, A Simple Murder is worthy of a day of reading at the beach.
  • Margaret D. (Brookfield, VT)


    Shaking up a Shaker village
    A captivating itinerant weaver who is also a Revolutionary War era murder investigator? What a great character! In fact, many of the main characters are quite engaging.

    Setting the story in the midst of a Maine Shaker village is clever. Kuhns offers up insight into their way of life in a way that will probably entice some readers to do their own research (a bonus provided any good book, imho!).

    The plot is intriguing but rather predictable. Nonetheless, I can see the beginnings of a good series here and I certainly would pick up a sequel ... or even a prequel!
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