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Secrets of the Chimes

Secrets of the Chimes

by John Vance


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The unsolved murder of New England Professor Jackson Lawrence in the venerable Hendley Library draws the attention of Lawrence's replacement, untenured professor Jeremy Nichols, who seeks more specialized academic clues to solve the mystery and whose own life, past and present, is filled with complications, including his involvement with the unhappily married Elizabeth Ellertson and his estranged relationship with the mother of his young daughter.

The handsome and charismatic Lawrence, who was engaged in a love affair with a young employee of the Hendley Library, made a number of enemies over the past several years, including a present United States Congressman. Jeremy Nichols learns much about Lawrence from Professor Emeritus Fred Beauchamp, who once worked for national intelligence. Soon Nichols learns the existence of a hitherto unknown journal by Charles Dickens--now missing. Will the manuscript be recovered? Will Jeremy Nichols avoid those out to harm him and finally learn who killed Jackson Lawrence?

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ISBN-13: 9781684336029
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 09/24/2020
Series: English Historical Period , #4
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

During his career as Professor of English at the University of Georgia, John Vance was the author of six books and numerous articles devoted to literary biography and criticism. He also began indulging his love of theater as actor, director, and playwright, with thirty-five of his plays staged. Now he has turned exclusively to fiction, and is the author of fourteen books, including the historical novel The King's Favorite, the humorous memoir Setting Sail for Golden Harbor, and the BookBub featured Death by Mournful Numbers, The Pale Cast of Death, A Bench by Memory Lake, and In Mind of the Vampire. He lives in Athens, Georgia with his wife Susan.

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