The Memorial Hall Murder

The Memorial Hall Murder

by Jane Langton

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When Harvard's Memorial Hall is bombed, the shattering of its huge rose windows resounds throughout the campus; but when a corpulent and headless corpse is found amid the debris, and the big, beloved chorus leader, Hamilton Dow, cannot be located, more than the peace and quiet of an illustrious university is disturbed. Is the corpse that of the missing conductor?

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ISBN-13: 9780060125073
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1978
Pages: 265

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Memorial Hall Murder 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bomb goes off in Memorial Hall at Harvard during a rehearsal for the Messiah. The conductor is found somewhat mutilated and dead. There are bombings occurring in other parts of New England, but the group responsible for those did not claim responsibility for this one. Who is responsible for the bombing? Are things as they seem? Homer Kelly, a visiting professor at Harvard, gets involved because of his previous assistance to police in their investigations and at the request of one of the professor's students. This is an engaging installment in the Homer Kelly series. With each chapter prefaced by parts of the score and with the author's own illustrations, one can't go wrong with this one.
Kenkwa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Being a musician, there is nothing better than mixing music and murder! I ran across this author when I read Divine Inspiration, where the murder was involved in the death of an organist - I being one, was fascinated. Langton pulled another great book with murder and choral music - in this book, the selection was Handel's Messiah being performed by a choral group at Harvard. I enjoyed this book! Homer Kelly, a retired investigator, has become one of my favorite fumbling characters - reminiscent of Columbo! This book was definitely a page turner, and would highly recommend to any of you mystery readers!
tzelman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Murder in a Harvard basement--affectionate, compelling, obvious, improbable--all in one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago