1796: When traveling weaver and former soldier Will Rees learns that his son David has run away he immediately sets out after him. After tracking him down at a Shaker settlement near Durham, Maine, Will unexpectedly finds himself heading a murder investigation. As he adapts to the ways of the Shakers he begins to discover that some members of the community may hold clues to solving the case, but uncovering those clues will also reveal dark secrets that could threaten the whole community. In this outstanding debut, Eleanor Kuhns has crafted an atmospheric and authentic portrait of a compelling time in history that will leave listeners ont he edge of their seats.
A Simple Murder / Eleanor Kuhns
“Richard Waterhouse reads this mystery steadily and fluidly. While the story is set in post-Revolutionary Maine, the characters sound neither like New Englanders nor Brits… Waterhouse's flat narrative tone actually suits the performance quite well. In the world of the early American Shakers, silence rules even when a murderer is at large. ~AudioFile (M.B.K.)