The Escher Twist

The Escher Twist

A Homer Kelly Mystery

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
Cambridge, Massachusetts, is home to Homer and Mary Kelly, Harvard University, the Mount Auburn Cemetery, and Leonard Sheldrake. Leonard, Homer's friend, often compares the many-faceted Cambridge to a favorite engraving, filled with strange power and wonder, by the twentieth-century Dutch artist Maurits Escher. So he is thrilled when Cambridge hosts an Escher exhibit. There, Leonard is smitten by a mysterious woman in a green coat named Frieda who is equally enthralled by the artist's brilliance. But Frieda hurries off without divulging her last name, her address, or her phone number.

Despite their all-too-brief encounter, Leonard is now desperately in love with this elusive woman-and desperate to find her. Homer and Mary offer to help, but soon their search takes on the aspect of an Escher-etched labyrinth in which they will encounter past murders and present secrets, modern fortune- tellers and the graveyard ghosts of Mount Auburn. A feast of art, erudition, intrigue, and humor, The Escher Twist is a fantastic read for Jane Langton's legion of fans.

Baker & Taylor
An exhibit of work by Escher leads to the disappearance of an enigmatic woman named Frieda, and Homer and Mary Kelly agree to help their friend Leonard find her, plunging them all into a maze of murder, dark secrets, and ghosts.

Blackwell North Amer
Cambridge, Massachusetts: home to Homer and Mary Kelly, Harvard University, the Mount Auburn Cemetery, and...Leonard Sheldrake. Leonard, Homer's friend, often compares the many-faceted city of Cambridge to a favorite engraving, filled with strange power and wonder, by the twentieth-century Dutch artist Maurits Escher. Leonard is a huge fan of the artist and is thrilled when Cambridge hosts an Escher exhibit. While basking in all-things-Escher during his first visit to the gallery, he meets a woman in a green coat - Frieda - who is equally enthralled by Escher's brilliance. Leonard falls instantly in love - but Frieda hurries away without telling him her last name, her address, or her phone number - though she does hint that if he knew more about her, he would not love her.
Despite Frieda's warning and their all-too-brief encounter, Leonard is now desperately in love with this elusive woman - and desperate to find her. So Homer and Mary offer to help - but looking for her makes them feel as if they were lost in an Escher labyrinth as they encounter murders of the past, secrets of today, modern fortune-tellers, and the ghosts of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Baker
& Taylor

When the town of Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosts an Escher exhibit, Leonard, a friend of Homer and Mary Kelly, is ectastic, especially when he meets an enigmatic woman named Frieda who is equally enamored with the work of Escher, but when she vanishes without a trace, Leonard, with the help of Homer and Mary, sets out to find her, plunging them all into a maze of murder, dark secrets, fortunetellers, and ghosts.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002
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ISBN: 9780670030675
0670030678
Branch Call Number: F LAN
Characteristics: 242 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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