A Killing at Ball's Bluff

A Killing at Ball's Bluff

A Harrison Raines Civil War Mystery

Book - 2001
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A mystery series with "a promising notion" (Kirkus Reviews), the Harrison Raines novels follow the Civil War battle by battle--and crime after crime. The second novel takes place at Ball's Bluff, outside of Leesburg, Virginia. A Union Colonel has been murdered, and Harrison Raines must cross Union and Confederate lines to find the culprit--and clear his own name.Praise for Murder at Manassas: "[Kilian] captures the chaos, confusion and horror of war, and he effectively handles the irony of a quest for justice in the midst of mass killing...a slick, engrossing mystery dominated by an interesting and attractive sleuth." --Booklist "Harry is an engaging character, and he and his freed slave Caesar Augustus are an amusing pair as they try mightily to disguise their underlying ideals and bravery with a cloak of cowardice and greed." --Denver Post "A believable context...an absorbing period piece." --San Antonio Express-News "Civil War buffs will gain much pleasure from this novel. The author's Herculean task to write a series of mysteries that chronologically follow the war to its conclusion gives this series a fascinating twist." --Harriet Klausner, The Midwest Book Review "Absolutely brilliant...The authenticity is splendid and the plot is stunningly rich...an exceptional mystery by an exceptional author." --Old Book Barn Gazette "Intriguing....A must for mystery fans." --Rendezvous "The storyline is strong and the research is impeccable so this is bound to please fans of mysteries and historical novels as well." --Romantic Times
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 2001
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780425178041
Branch Call Number: FIC/KIL 4565 1


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Aug 13, 2015

LOVE historical fiction & this was a fun read, true to history.

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