Both End in Speculation

Both End in Speculation

by Nancy Avery Dafoe

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Both End in Speculation begins with two discoveries: a murdered woman found on the Arch of Constantine and the revelation of a John Keats' poem written at the end of his life in Rome, Italy. Disclosure of the invaluable poem causes events leading to murders with bodies deposited at historical sites in Rome.

The Vena Goodwin mystery is also an exploration of Keats' concept of "negative capability," in which intuition and uncertainty are prized over absoluteness. The speculation refers to light and darkness in the plot, bringing in the European refugee crisis, the Keats' poem, and why we seek out uncertainties, including mystery.

Familiar characters from book one in the series are the protagonist Vena Goodwin and her Italian lover Elio Canestrini.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161680216
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 705 KB

About the Author

Author, poet, and educator Nancy Avery Dafoe lives in Homer, NY. She writes across genres, including fiction and has published seven books. Her books, essays, and other writings have earned local, state, and national awards. In addition to her Vena Goodwin murder mystery series, including You Enter a Room and Both End in Speculation, Dafoe has written nationally recognized short stories. Her poetry has earned first place in the William Faulkner/Wisdom creative writing competition. Other published books include a cross-genre memoir and poetry book An Iceberg in Paradise: A Passage through Alzheimer’s and texts on education and writing: The Misdirection of Education Policy; Breaking Open the Box; and Writing Creatively. Her chapbook of poetry Poets Diving in the Night was a Central New York Book Award finalist.

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