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A Simple Murder

(2012)
(The first book in the Will Rees Mystery series)
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Five years ago, while William Rees was still recovering from his stint as a Revolutionary War soldier, his beloved wife died. Devastated, Will Rees left his son, David, in his sister's care, fled his Maine farm, and struck out for a tough but emotionally empty life as a traveling weaver. Now, upon returning unexpectedly to his farm, Rees discovers that David has been treated like a serf for years and finally ran away to join a secluded religious sect - the Shakers.

Overwhelmed by guilt and hoping to reconcile with his son, Rees immediately follows David to the Shaker community. But when a young Shaker woman is brutally murdered shortly after Rees's arrival, Rees finds himself launched into a complicated investigation where the bodies keep multiplying, a tangled web of family connections casts suspicion on everyone, and the beautiful woman on the edge of the Shaker community might be hiding troubling ties to the victims. It quickly becomes clear that in solving Sister Chastity's murder, Rees may well expose some of the Shaker community's darkest secrets, not to mention endanger his own life.

An atmospheric portrait of a compelling time in American history, A Simple Murder is an outstanding debut from Eleanor Kuhns, Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America's 2011 First Crime Novel Competition Winner.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Eleanor Kuhns's A Simple Murder

Hardback Editions

September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Simple Murder (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
ISBN: 1-4104-5099-6 / 978-1-4104-5099-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Simple Murder: A Mystery (Will Rees Mysteries)
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
ISBN: 1-250-00553-1 / 978-1-250-00553-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Simple Murder: A Mystery (Will Rees Mysteries)
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
ISBN: 1-250-02304-1 / 978-1-250-02304-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Simple Murder, A (The Will Rees Series)
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
ISBN: 1-72132-061-X / 978-1-72132-061-5
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Simple Murder
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
ISBN: 1-62064-181-X / 978-1-62064-181-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Simple Murder: A Mystery
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Simple Murder: A Mystery
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Simple Murder Lib/E (Will Rees)
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
ISBN: 0-7927-8793-5 / 978-0-7927-8793-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Simple Murder: A Mystery (Will Rees Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Eleanor Kuhns
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU