Coign of Vantage or The Boston Athenaeum Murders.
Boston's venerable literary society the Cart-Tail Club has three members who die horribly within 6 weeks, and Austin Layman is requested to investigate. Scandal-laden manuscripts that have appeared after 40 years at the Boston Athenaeum provide just one clue. With the help of many Proper Bostonians and other very important people, Layman uncovers demons of the past not thought of since the days of rampant accusations of witchcraft. Satirical treatment of Beantown and its history, combined with a fun page-turner. VG, almost like new, jacket in mylar. 1st edition collectible. A Foul Play Press Book. Woodstock, VT. 1988. Hb, dj. USED. $40.00