The James Joyce Murder (Kate Fansler Series #2)

The James Joyce Murder (Kate Fansler Series #2)

by Amanda Cross

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Overview

"If by some cruel oversight you haven't discovered Amanda Cross, you have an uncommon pleasure in store for you."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Kate Fansler is vacationing in the sweet and harmless Berkshires, sorting through the letters of Henry James. But when her next-door neighbor is murdered, and all her houseguests are prime suspects, her idyll turns prosaic, indeed....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345346865
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1987
Series: Kate Fansler Series , #2
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Amanda Cross is the pseudonymous author of the bestselling Kate Fansler mysteries. As Carolyn G. Heilbrun, she is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Columbia University. She has served as president of the Modern Language Association as well as vice president of the Authors Guild. Dr. Heilbrun is also the author of Writing a Woman's LifeHamlet's Mother and Other WomenThe Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem, and the New York Times Notable Book The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty.

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The James Joyce Murder (Kate Fansler Series #2) 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wdwilson3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A highly improbable theft and murder is solved by Kate Fansler, professor/sleuth, and her admiring assistant DA. While aspiring to the literate mystery pioneered by Dorothy Sayers, Amanda Cross wrote dialogue that no one would ever have spoken. All the characters seem to have memorized copious quantities of literature in order to produce pithy comments on cue. The mid-Sixties social and sexual mores give a rather quaint feel to the situations in the mystery, as well. I felt like I was reading an anthropological study of mid-century New York intelligentsia as much as a mystery.