Jane Langton
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Jane Langton

I've written an awful lot of books. There are eleven for middle-aged children, mostly fantasies. The ones that have hung around the longest are "The Diamond in the Window" and "The Fledgling." The seventh in the series called "The Hall Family Chronicles" came out last spring, "The Mysterious Circus," and I've just finished writing an eighth, "The Dragon Tree."

All eighteen mysteries for adults have the same protagonists, Homer and Mary Kelly. Mary is the sensible one, but I confess I like Homer's rhapsodic flights of fancy. Most of their adventures happen in Massachusetts, but I've also sent them to farflung places I wanted to visit myself, like Florence, Oxford and Venice. Most of the novels are illustrated with my own drawings, but "The Escher Twist" has ten prints by the mysterious Dutch artist M. C. Escher, and the two historical mysteries are illustrated with nineteenth-century photographs.

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    • The Transcendental Murder

    • Mysterious Press - HighBridge Audio Classics
    • By: Jane Langton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The citizens of Concord, Massachusetts, never tire of their heritage....

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    • By Lady McDuff on 09-15-15

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    • Emily Dickinson Is Dead

    • A Homer Kelly Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Jane Langton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although she spent her life withdrawn from the people of Amherst, Massachusetts, every man, woman, and English professor in this small university town claims ownership of poet Emily Dickinson....

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    • The Fledgling

    • By: Jane Langton
    • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    It all started when Georgie, hardly more than a wisp of thistledown, discovered she could jump down twelve steps in two big graceful bounds...

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    • By Kathleen E Bartsch on 05-13-17

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    • Dark Nantucket Noon

    • A Homer Kelly Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Jane Langton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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    Poet Kitty Clark has waited her entire life to see a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse itself is overwhelming; Kitty screams when the sun vanishes behind the dark blot of the moon....

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    • Academics, Astronomy, and Moby Dick

    • By Carol on 05-08-16

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    • The Memorial Hall Murder

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    An explosion rocks the foundations of Harvard University’s stately Memorial Hall....

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    • Murder at Monticello

    • A Homer Kelly Mystery, Book 15
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    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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    While visiting Monticello for the bicentennial celebration of Thomas Jefferson's presidency, Homer Kelly is disturbed to discover our third president in trouble with historians....

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    • Murder at the Gardner

    • By: Jane Langton
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    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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    There are frogs in the pond at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A balloon has been tied to one of the sculptures in the small museum’s hallowed halls. And, worst of all, someone has moved paintings while no one was looking....

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    • Natural Enemy

    • By: Jane Langton
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    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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    John Hand visits the Heron house looking for a summer job. What he finds is a family in mourning....

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    • Divine Inspiration

    • A Homer Kelly Mystery, Book 10
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    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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    After a new pipe organ is installed at a Boston church, an organist vanishes....

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    • God in Concord

    • By: Jane Langton
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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    Homer suspects a rash of deaths near Walden Pond may not be accidental....

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