Grave Circle: An Ivory Tower Mystery

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Virginia Vanderlyn, infamously adulterous wife of an archaeology professor, is found buried beneath the cellar floorboards of her Clare College home. The murder compels Professors Antigone and Hiawatha Musing to investigate, using their complementary gifts for reason and intuition in this sumptuously atmospheric mystery. Grave Circle seduces readers with alluring settings, poignantly human characters, and a stunning resolution.
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Overview

Virginia Vanderlyn, infamously adulterous wife of an archaeology professor, is found buried beneath the cellar floorboards of her Clare College home. The murder compels Professors Antigone and Hiawatha Musing to investigate, using their complementary gifts for reason and intuition in this sumptuously atmospheric mystery. Grave Circle seduces readers with alluring settings, poignantly human characters, and a stunning resolution.
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The discovery of a woman's skeleton under an 18th-century house undergoing renovation by New England's Clare College causes an uproar. The woman, identified as the estranged wife of an eminent professor still employed by the college, apparently was buried alive. Her son, abandoned by his mother ten years earlier, now attends Clare and suddenly suspects that his father killed her. But professors and siblings Antigone and Hiawatha Musing focus the narrative on what really happened. Articulate prose (sometimes serpentine if not downright rococo) depicts a cloistered world of intellectualism with humor, learned allusion, and quaint description. A delight for readers who love language and fans of academic mysteries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780971316027
  • Publisher: Quality Words in Print
  • Publication date: 9/20/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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