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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Thursday, May 01, 2008

="Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder (Great Mystery (University of Pennsylvania)

Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder (Great Mystery (University of Pennsylvania))Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder (Great Mystery by Robert Lee Hall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the second of the Ben Franklin Murder mysteries. I found the mystery interesting and well developed. Franklin's apprentice, Nick Handy, helps him investigate the murder of Roddy Fairbrass, a popular merchant who dies suddenly at a play produced at his house. Franklin surmises that it was something that Fairbrass has seen or heard because of ghosts which have been recently seen in the house.

While the mysteries are interesting, the most appealing thing about these books is that they give the author the opportunity to explore the character of Benjamin Franklin and the times in which he lived. I have read a number of books on Ben Franklin and I believe that Hall has done a good job in representing the character of Franklin in a fictional way and yet agreeing with more scholarly research. The books are fun and flesh out the facts about Franklin that we are all familiar with.

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