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The Transcendental Murder

(1964)
(The Minuteman Murder)
(The first book in the Homer Kelly series)
A novel by

 
 
"Dying is a wild night and a new road" wrote Emily Dickinson. The sharpness of this poetic vision takes on a new meaning when, during the annual pageant commemorating Paul Revere's ride, a prominent citizen's gruesomely ventilated body (still in Minuteman costume) signals a murderer is on the loose.

Homer Kelly, celebrated Emersonian scholar and legendary ex-homicide detective, happens to be in Concord completing his academic opus. When the local constabulary asks him for help, he willingly agrees.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A delight!... The most enjoyable murder mystery of the year." - Eudora Welty


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Used availability for Jane Langton's The Transcendental Murder

Hardback Editions

1964 : Hardback
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Title: The Transcendental Murder (A harper Novel of Suspense)
Author(s): Jane Langton
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: The Transcendental Murder: The Homer Kelly Mysteries: Volume 1
Author(s): Jane Langton
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Transcendental Murder (Homer Kelly Mysteries, No. 1)
Author(s): Jane Langton
ISBN: 1-934609-03-X / 978-1-934609-03-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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February 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Transcendental Murder (Penguin Crime Monthly)
Author(s): Mrs Jane Langton
ISBN: 0-14-014852-3 / 978-0-14-014852-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Transcendental Murder
Author(s): Jane Langton
ISBN: 0-14-011384-3 / 978-0-14-011384-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper)
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November 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Minuteman Murder (Homer Kelly)
Author(s): Jane Langton
ISBN: 0-440-18994-2 / 978-0-440-18994-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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1976 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Minuteman Murder
Author(s): Jane Langton
Publisher: Dell
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Audio Editions

January 1964 : Audio Cassette

Title: Transcendental Murder
Author(s): Jane Langton
ISBN: 5557022236 / 978-5557022231
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Transcendental Murder (The Homer Kelly Mysteries)
Author(s): Jane Langton
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Transcendental Murder (The Homer Kelly Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Jane Langton
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon CA