A mystery for Thoreau by Kin Platt

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .

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Subjects:

  • Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862 -- Fiction,
  • Journalists -- Fiction,
  • Murder -- Fiction,
  • Algonquin Indians -- Fiction,
  • Indians of North America -- Massachusetts -- Fiction,
  • Mystery and detective stories,
  • Concord (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction

About the Edition

In 1846 Concord, Massachusetts, sixteen-year-old Oliver Puckle, a reporter for his uncle"s newspaper, investigates a woman"s murder, aided by the tracking skills of his Algonquin friend, Charley Bigbow, and the deductive skills of Henry David Thoreau.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementKin Platt ; foreword by Christopher J. Platt.
GenreFiction.
ContributionsPlatt, Christopher.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.P7125 Mxt 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18293393M
ISBN 100374353379
ISBN 109780374353377
LC Control Number2007040115
OCLC/WorldCa181730385

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