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Mystery
  • Author:
    Amanda Cross
  • ISBN:
    0345302141
  • ISBN13:
    978-0345302144
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    Ballantine Books (June 12, 1982)
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    Mystery
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Poetic Justice (Kate Fansler) by Amanda Cross Mass Market Paperback .

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). When I read THE JAMES JOYCE MURDER, I instantly became a fan of Amanda Cross and her protagonist, English professor Kate Fansler. And I continued to devour this wonderful series: THE QUESTION OF MAX, DEATH IN A TENURED POSITION, NO WORD FROM WINIFRED - and onward.

The James Joyce Murder book. On the famous Joycean day of June 16th, Kate Fansler attends the annual Bloomsday celebration, kicking off the start to an idyllic and literary summer.

Amanda Cross is the pseudonymous author of the bestselling Kate Fansler mysteries. As Carolyn G. Heilbrun, she is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Columbia University

Amanda Cross is the pseudonymous author of the bestselling Kate Fansler mysteries. Heilbrun, she is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Columbia University. Dr. Heilbrun is also the author of Writing a Woman's Life, Hamlet's Mother and Other Women, The Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem, and the New York Times Notable Book The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty.

On the famous Joycean day of June 16th, Kate Fansler attends the annual Bloomsday celebration, kicking off the start to an idyllic and literary summer. But in the company of an exuberant young nephew and two graduate students, there is not much time for peace and quiet. The idyll is further shattered when an unpleasant next-door neighbour is found murdered

The James Joyce Murder. Amanda Cross is master of the American literary whodunit.

The James Joyce Murder. In her delicately menacing short fiction, assembled here in one volume, dangerous impulses seize the most unlikely individuals, and everyday existence is fast eclipsed by the bizarre. The idyll is further shattered when an unpleasant next-door neighbour is found murdered

About The James Joyce Murder

About The James Joyce Murder. But when her next-door neighbor is murdered, and all her houseguests are prime suspects, her idyll turns prosaic, indee. .Also in Kate Fansler. See All. About Amanda Cross. Amanda Cross is the pseudonymous author of the bestselling Kate Fansler mysteries.

In this early Kate Fansler mystery, Kate spends some time away from the university, sorting letters from James Joyce to his American publisher. A local unlovable woman gets shot and the fun begins. This is an entertaining book with many possible suspects and almost as many plot twists. Erudite funny mystery. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. Several academics in a country house containing rare James Joyce manuscripts. The murder plot is secondary to a lot of talk about academic and literary life some of which is clever and informative.

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Cordantrius
Several academics in a country house containing rare James Joyce manuscripts. The murder plot is secondary to a lot of talk about academic and literary life some of which is clever and informative. The dialog is elaborate and full of phrases such as "If you had decided to embrace the rural life you might in decency have let me know" interpolated with Oscar Wilde type paradoxes, which are sometimes mildly amusing. Many cliches - people are in "hot pursuit" "immured in the library" "deep in conversation" and fall into "fitful sleep" If you like this you will like Sarah Caudwell, but the reverse does not hold. It's just not as good as Caudwell.
Vizil
In this early Kate Fansler mystery, Kate spends some time away from the university, sorting letters from James Joyce to his American publisher. A local unlovable woman gets shot and the fun begins. This is an entertaining book with many possible suspects and almost as many plot twists.
Risky Strong Dromedary
This is one of the few mysteries that I did not figure out before the denouement of the book. It was very enjoyable.
Iraraeal
This is a good, short, diversionary mystery set in the Berkshires. While I don't care for James Joyce, his letters serve as the pretext for bringing Professor Kate Fansler, her troubled 10-year old nephew, and two English grad students to a deceased publisher's summer house. Kate's lover, Reed Amhearst, is an assistant D.A. who visits Kate and proposes marriage.

Lots of literary references sprinkle the mystery. Even the policeman quotes some lines by Alexander Pope! In the end, I felt the mystery wasn't so interesting as the characters involved. I enjoyed the wit and conversation between Kate and Reed especially. The mystery also gave Kate Fansler an opportunity to make pointed observations about academia and women.
Precious
ISBN 0345346866 - As a mystery fan, I opened this one happily. I was far happier to close it. Most of the book is written in a very pretentious way - paragraphs such as "She's gone, though not without collecting a bottle of vinegar, expressing inchoate horror at the use of wine vinegar at twice the price of ordinary, asking if she could borrow the house for her garden club's tea, informing me she was busier than anyone else on earth, and wondering, with barely concealed salaciousness, what were the functions of the two young men in this household. I have become very disillusioned about the rural character. I suspect that Wordsworth, when he took to the country, never spoke to anyone but Dorothy and Coleridge, and perhaps an occasional leech gatherer." actually pour from the mouths of Cross' characters. Almost non-stop. It's an affectation, I assume, because there are points in the book when people converse in simpler language.

Kate Fansler went to school with Veronica Lingerwell, daughter of the now-deceased Sam Lingerwell, publisher. Sam's estate is left to Veronica, who is now a nun. The estate includes a large number of Sam's letters and among them are letters from James Joyce, whose work Sam published. The letters are of great interest to many and Kate, as an English professor, is asked to help sort them and decide their fate. She hires a grad student to help, almost accidentally acquires her nephew Leo and hires another grad student to help with him and takes the lot of them off to Lingerwell's country home to get some work done.

Mary Bradford, their neighbor, makes herself generally obnoxious; it's hard to find anyone in the area - local or visitor - who DIDN'T dislike her. When she's shot, it's equally hard to find someone who wouldn't, at some point, liked to have shot her. The members of the household rally around William, Leo's tutor, to help find the real murderer before the police can cart William off to prison.

Since this is one in a series of books, I'll likely read others and I really hope that Cross gets the stick out of her...spine. The characters aren't particularly sympathetic, since almost all of them speak the same way - like pretentious snobs that I would most definitely NOT like to know. If you're a fan, read it for the through-story of Kate. If you're new to Cross, you might want to start elsewhere, because this one is a let-down.

- AnnaLovesBooks
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The story had a slow start (the murder didn't even occur until almost halfway through the book!), yet I found myself drawn in slowly. Enjoying this series!