On a lecture tour, Mark Twain is reunited with Tom Blankenship, his boyhood pal and the model for Huck Finn. When Tom is charged with murder, it’s up to Twain to be as good a lawyer as he is a friend.
“Heck’s Twain proves to be…a clever detective.” —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Peter Heck is the author of the Mark Twain Mysteries: six novels featuring the famous author as a detective, set in the 1890s. He is also co-author (with the late Robert Asprin) of four books in the Phule’s Company series of comic military SF novels. Before setting out as a novelist, Peter worked as an editor at Ace Books and has freelanced for Baen and Del Rey, editing Spider Robinson, Robert Sawyer, and Harry Turtledove (among others). Before that, he created the SF newsletter Xignals and its mystery equivalent Crime Times for the Waldenbooks chain. He is also a long-time reviewer for Asimov’s Science Fiction. Peter is currently a reporter and photographer at the Kent County News in Chestertown, Maryland, where he grew up. His beats include local government and the arts. He also plays lead guitar in a local band, Col. Leonard’s Irregulars, and is a founding member of the Chestertown chess club.
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