Saturday, February 13, 2010

New England White

By Stephen L. Carter

Thumbs up.

In Carter's second fiction offering, we again find a post mortum mystery. Keller Zant has dies and left a series of clues that only Julie Lemaster can unravel.

The setting is, as in The Emperor of Ocean Park, the university in Elm Harbor and its surrounds. Although some of the characters have followed along from Carter's first book, the focus here is on different people and so the tone is different.

Again, Carter has written a somewhat philosophical and academic mystery that still manages to draw the reader along to the end. Themes include race relations, economics, ethics, and politics.

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