The face on the wall: a Homer Kelly mystery

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Long established as the queen of the New England mystery, Jane Langton threads each fast-selling Homer Kelly adventure with a wonderful sense of place, quirky surprises, thought-provoking themes, and her ever charming trademark line drawings.The Face on the Wall mirrors Langton's own artistic bent. Homer Kelly's hapless niece Annie Swann, an illustrator of children's books, has finally built the house of her dreams, complete with a blank wall thirty-five feet long. This is the perfect place for Annie to begin her masterpiece: a rich and complex painting, thick with fairy stories, honoring her lifelong passion. But again and again--however often she paints it out--there appears on the wall a mysterious, eerie face. When Annie finds her tenants? retarded eight-year-old son dead beneath it, she is sued for all she's worth by his parents, and it becomes a case for Uncle Homer. Can Homer banish the evil from Annie's paradise and save her beloved wall?With The Face on the Wall, Langton once again proves herself to be one of the cleverest, most erudite, and funniest mystery authors writing today.
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