Walt Whitman vs. the Body Snatchers

Speakers of the Dead: A Walt Whitman Mystery, by J. Aaron Sanders, (Plume), 320 pages, publication date 1 March, 2016

Imagine Walt Whitman as a detective. Imagine him in 1843 New York where medical schools rely on body snatchers to provide corpses for dissection. Imagine Whitman seeking justice on the behalf of of friends—a husband and wife running the city’s first medical school for women. Imagine him reunited with an early love who joins his search for justice. Speakers of the Dead provides all of these in a fast-paced, engaging mystery set during a pivotal moment in the history of New York and of medical science.

 

February 25 2016 05:50 am | Uncategorized

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