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Quieter Than Sleep

(1997)
A Modern Mystery of Emily Dickinson
(The first book in the Karen Pelletier series)
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An obnoxious English professor strangled with his own necktie falls out of a closet and into the arms of assistant professor Karen Pelletier in the eventful first chapter of Joanne Dobson's Quieter than Sleep. The murder seems linked to the work of Emily Dickinson, and the bemused Pilletier is enlisted by Lieutenant Piotrowski -- memorably described as "Father Christmas with a bad wardrobe and an attitude" -- to assist in finding the culprit. Dobson, an associate professor of English at Fordham University, displays a deft and witty touch for academic skullduggery in her first novel, with echoes of A. S. Byatt's Possession.

-Elizabeth Foxwell

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Joanne Dobson's Quieter Than Sleep

Hardback Editions

October 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Quieter than Sleep: A Modern Mystery of Emily Dickinson (Karen Pelletier)
Author(s): Joanne Dobson
ISBN: 0-385-48692-8 / 978-0-385-48692-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

August 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Quieter than Sleep a modern mystery of Emily Dickinson
Author(s): Joanne Dobson
ISBN: 0-553-57660-7 / 978-0-553-57660-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Quieter than Sleep
Author(s): Joanne Dobson
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA