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The Welsh Bookworm

The Welsh Bookworm is a librarian living and working in rural Minnesota. She is a past-president of the St. David’s Society of Minnesota, leads the Welsh folk-dance group Traed Y Ddraig, and teaches Welsh language classes. Her Welsh Bookworm column was featured occasionally in the newspaper Y Drych, now part of Ninnau. Laurel works for the Carver County Public Libraries in Waconia and Norwood Young America, loves reading, music, dance, languages, genealogy, gardening, and bird watching. Laurel reads historical fiction, mysteries, sci fi/fantasy, medieval and British history, Arthurian fiction, classics, and of course, anything connected to Wales. Follow my blog at http://welshbookworm.wordpress.com

Currently reading

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
William Kuhn
The Boleyn Deceit
Laura Andersen
The Transcendental Murder - Jane Langton Description: Scholarly infighting can get a lot more violent than most outsiders realize, but usually that violence is confined to the printed page. Not so in Concord, Mass., where the arrival of Homer Kelly, an expert on the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, has stirred up passions concerning a manuscript that may or may not have been written by Henry David Thoreau. Things come to a head during the town's annual re-enactment of Paul Revere's famous ride, when one of the 'Minutemen' turns up dead, still in full Revolutionary regalia. Accustomed to little more than the odd stolen bicycle, the local police are way over their head, but Kelly - in this, his first outing - proves as gifted at sleuthing as he is at scholarship.

Series info:
Homer Kelly series
01. The transcendental murder - read
02. Dark Nantucket noon - read
03. The Memorial Hall murder - read
04. Natural enemy - read
05. Emily Dickinson is dead
06. Good and dead
07. Murder at the Gardner
08. The Dante game
09. God in Concord
10. Divine inspiration
11. The shortest day
12. Dead as a dodo
13. The face on the wall
14. The thief of Venice
15. Murder at Monticello
16. The Escher twist
17. The deserter
18. Steeplechase