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Will Rees Mysteries

When Revolutionary War veteran William Rees is not living a peaceful life on his Maine farm with his family, he’s wandering the countryside as a traveling weaver—and a reluctant detective, investigating murders and crimes across the young nation in award-winning author Eleanor Kuhns’s Will Rees Mysteries.

“A gripping historical mystery…an ingenious story line (including a truly surprising conclusion), fascinating characters and a profound sense of time, place and culture.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch (on A Simple Murder)

  • The Devil's Cold Dish
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    • The Devil's Cold Dish

    • Will Rees Mysteries (Volume 5)
      Eleanor Kuhns
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Will Rees is back home on his farm in 1796 Maine with his teenage son, his pregnant wife, their five adopted children, and endless farm work under the blistering summer sun. But for all that, Rees is...

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  • Death in Salem
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    • Death in Salem

    • Will Rees Mysteries (Volume 4)
      Eleanor Kuhns
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • It's 1796, and traveling weaver Will Rees is visiting Salem, Massachusetts. He's in town to buy a luxurious gift for his pregnant wife, a few yards of well-made fabric from the traders at the famed...

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  • Cradle to Grave
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    • Cradle to Grave

    • Will Rees Mysteries (Volume 3)
      Eleanor Kuhns
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Will Rees is adjusting to life on his Maine farm in 1797, but he's already hungering for the freedom of the road, and his chance to travel comes sooner than he expects. Lydia has just received a...

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  • Death of a Dyer
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    • Death of a Dyer

    • Will Rees Mysteries (Volume 2)
      Eleanor Kuhns
      St. Martin's Press

    • Will Rees feels at home. It's been a long time since he last felt this way—not since before his wife died years ago and he took to the road as a traveling weaver. Now, in 1796, Rees is back on...

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  • A Simple Murder
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    • A Simple Murder

    • Will Rees Mysteries (Volume 1)
      Eleanor Kuhns
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Five years ago, while William Rees was still recovering from his stint as a Revolutionary War soldier, his beloved wife died. Devastated, Will Rees left his son, David, in his sister's care, fled...

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Eleanor Kuhns

ELEANOR KUHNS is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition. She lives in New York, received her master’s in Library Science from Columbia University, and is currently the Assistant Director at the Goshen Public Library in Orange County, New York.

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