What a fantastic Kirkus Review of John Harmon McElroy’s wonderful historical murder mystery, Benjamin Franklin and the Quaker Murders. A perfect start to a fascinating new historical fiction detective series. Here’s a snippet from the review:
Jamison is an endearing protagonist and a suitably straight-laced foil for the idiosyncratic Franklin, a Renaissance man with wide-ranging talents and intellect. And while Franklin tends to natter on, McElroy incorporates historical facts without lecturing readers. The depth of McElroy’s research and his background as a scholar is apparent throughout, both in his portrayal of 18th-century Philadelphians and Franklin in particular. McElroy subtly references Franklin’s ingenuity while also illuminating his quirky, appealing personality; for example, Jamison is summoned to a meeting with Franklin while the Founding Father soaks in a bathtub wearing a fur hat…An entertaining, educational mystery that neatly bridges the gap between fact and fiction.