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Title:
Murder at Gettysburg
Author:
Walker, James, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Nashville, Tenn. : Broadman & Holman, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
468 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780805419702
Format :
Book

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Amidst the brutal battle of Gettysburg, a Pennsylvania school teacher sets out to find the great General Lee and uncover the truth behind her father's mysterious death.


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In the summer of 1863, as the Confederate Army invades Pennsylvania, Jonas Wolff is murdered, apparently by a Confederate general. Wolff's daughter, April, a teacher in her mid-20s, rides off to the Confederate command post and demands an investigation. With the help of Major Will Chevalier and Sergeant Jacob Perlman, April finds her father's murderer but only after sorting through a formidable number of suspects and negotiating a harrowing passage through the Battle of Gettysburg. Walker deftly weaves together a difficult-to-solve crime, chunks of nicely integrated Civil War history, and a cast of well-developed characters who capture the complexities and contradictions of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the War between the States. Anyone who reads Civil War fiction--whether mysteries such as Ann McMillan's Dead March [BKL S 1 98] or mainstream classics like Shaara's Killer Angelswill find much to enjoy here. --John Rowen


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