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From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all.
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Alex Grecian is the nationally bestselling author of The Yard, The Black Country and The Devil’s Workshop, as well as of the long-running and critically acclaimed graphic novel series Proof and new series Rasputin.
New York Times
bestselling author Joseph Finder’s breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep–and the danger of their discovery.
In Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from this luminous conversation in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind.
AN Instance of the Fingerpost
1 Mar 1999
In 1663 Oxford, a servant girl confesses to a murder. But four witnesses–a medical student, the son of a traitor, a cryptographer, and an archivist–each finger a different culprit…
“May well be the best ‘historical mystery’ ever written.”—
The Sunday Boston Globe
The Philadelphia Inquirer
“[A] crafty, utterly mesmerizing intellectual thriller…Don’t miss it.” —
The Washington Post Book World
“If you liked Umberto Eco’s
The Name of the Rose
, you should run to buy Iain Pears’s lavishly erudite historical mystery.” —
The New York Times
“Fascinating…quite extraordinary…elevates the murder mystery to the category of high art.” —
“Extraordinary…this thriller brings not merely a huge cast of characters but a whole century vividly to life.” —
“[A] novel that will have you sitting up all night and calling in sick the next day. It’s that hard to put down.” —
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review