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Benjamin Franklin and The uaker Murders Ebook Ù 316 pages ´ Everyone in Philadelphia thinks Jacob Maul the uaker stonecutter is a murderer How could there be any doubt? In September of 1785 two women were found dead on his property—one of them in his bed—with bruise marks on their throats The only person who comes to Everyone in Philadelphia thinks Jacob Maul the uaker stonecutter is a murderer How could there be any doubt? In September of 1785 two women were found dead on his property one of them in his bed with bruise marks on their throats The only person who comes to a different conclusion is the city’s most famous citizen Benjamin Fra 35 starsBENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND THE UAKER MURDERS is an entertaining and historically accurate whodunit McElroy drafts a detailed depiction of life in post Revolutionary War Philadelphia and his obvious esteem for Benjamin Franklin is evident throughout This is a thinking man’s mysteryWhen Benjamin Franklin learns of John Maul’s arrest for the murder of his sister in law Franklin is irrefutably certain that the uaker stonecutter is innocent However at seventy nine years of age he does not want to gain the reputation for solving other people’s problems Really who’s got time for that? He calls upon his trusted colleague’s grandson Captain James Jamison to investigate under his guidance Given the strict instructions that Franklin must not be associated with the investigation Jamison begins a systematic inuiry into the life of victim Lizzy Coons that takes him through Philadelphia to New Jersey and back I am a fan of historical fiction especially mysteries so I jumped at the chance to read this book Since I read books set in various eras I had no trouble adapting to the antiuated pace and cadence of the writing As mentioned above it is uite detailed and while most of the information is pertinent to the plot I do feel like the prose dipped into lecture mode on occasion I admit that there was a passage after the climactic events of the revelation of the murderer’s identity that I skimmed over I am not as a general rule a skimmer There are also a couple of passages that had nothing to do with furthering the plot or character development that took me out of the story That said overall the writing is fluid and the text interestingThe characters are well developed even those with the most minor of appearances Captain James Jamison makes a wonderful sleuth His veteran status and gentlemanly manner open many doors for him throughout the investigation Even with Franklin’s direction he is no mere puppet His intelligence and methodical tactics shine through He is authentic and relatable and I particularly enjoyed his remembrances of his juncture with George Washington After all our experiences make us what we are I enjoyed my time spent in the early days of America’s freedom with Jamison and Dr Franklin and look forward to adventures with this unlikely investigating teamI received a copy of this title and voluntarily shared my thoughts here

Book ß Benjamin Franklin and The uaker Murders Î John Harmon McElroy

Ligence guides Jamison but as the investigation unfolds details emerge that threaten to dismantle the great man’s assumptionsThe uaker Murders contains rich details about both Benjamin Franklin and life in eighteenth century Philadelphia a large bustling city that was still recovering from the rigors of the war for independenc ​Secrecy and murder abound in this story A well laid out plot has the reader anxious to find out what happened to two murdered uaker women but be patient as the scene is set slowly and with great detail This story does a good job depicting post Revolutionary War America the uaker way of life and Benjamin Franklin If you are looking for a light easy read this book is not for you but if you want a book rich in detail and full of history plus mystery put this on your must read list I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

John Harmon McElroy Î Benjamin Franklin and The uaker Murders Mobi

Benjamin Franklin and The uaker MurdersNklinBut at seventy nine years of age Franklin doesn’t want to acuire a reputation for solving his neighbors’ problems Instead he recruits a younger man Revolutionary War veteran James Jamison to make inuiries under his direction and collect information that could prove the uaker’s innocence Franklin’s considerable intel I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review At first I found it daunting to navigate the historical language and habits but I did really enjoy this book once I got started James Jamison has returned from the war and found himself summoned to meet with his grandfather's old friend the much admired Benjamin Franklin Mr Franklin enlists James to investigate the murder of a uaker woman following the arrest of uaker stonemason Jacob Maul The story follows James as he makes his inuiries and uestions the guilt of Mr Maul whose sone saved James' life during the war A wonderful historical read and interesting mystery I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in history Benjamin Franklin or delving into a twisted mystery