William J. Palmer
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978-1-60235-164-6 ($25.00); 978-1-60235-168-4 (PDF, $14.99) © 2010 by William J. Palmer. 625 pages
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About This Book
The Wabash Trilogy includes three new novels by William J. Palmer: The Wabash Baseball Blues, The Redneck Mafia, and Civic Theater. Each novel shows Palmer at his most poignant and hilarious as he tracks his characters through the tragicomedy of life in the Midwest.
Reviews of William J. Palmer’s “Mr. Dickens” novels . . .
And fun it is when William J. Palmer sends Charles Dickens into bawdy Mayfair in The Detective and Mr. Dickens. —New York Times Book Review
But even if you are not a mystery buff, you will enjoy The Detective and Mr. Dickens. . . . The book, a result of both imagination and expertise, is a multifaceted jewel. . . . If it doesn’t revive your interest in Dickens’ novels, it will at least provide you with the pleasure of a good mystery. —San Diego Magazine
The brightest star on the 1990 gift list . . . It is an informative, entertaining, and thoroughly exciting tale . . . and, happily, there is more to come in what could be a great new series. —St. Louis Post Dispatch
Amazingly entertaining, suspenseful reading for both mystery aficionados and literature lovers. —Booklist
It will delight fans of Victorian London in general, and of Charles Dickens in particular . . . The novel, with elegant literary flair, provides a satisfying blend of scholarship and imagination. —Chicago Sun Times
You will yearn for Palmer’s next installment. —Indianapolis News
We always talk about “escaping” into a good mystery. The phrase was never more apt than in the case of The Detective and Mr. Dickens and its sequel, The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens. —Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
William J. Palmer is the author of the “Mr. Dickens” series of Victorian murder mysteries which have been selections of The Literary Guild, The Book of the Month Club, The Mystery Guild and The Doubleday Book Club. Two of these novels have also been optioned for feature film production. He has also written books on film history and novel criticism. He is a professor in the English Department at Purdue University and lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, in close proximity to the Wabash River.
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