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The Resource Dead as a dodo, Jane Langton ; illustrations by the author

Dead as a dodo, Jane Langton ; illustrations by the author

Label
Dead as a dodo
Title
Dead as a dodo
Statement of responsibility
Jane Langton ; illustrations by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Homer Kelly is thrilled to be at Oxford University as a visiting lecturer. He's especially excited about exploring the Oxford University Museum, which is home to many marvels of natural history, including the remains of one of the last dodos. The tranquillity of the ancient university is shattered, however, when a night watchman plunges to his death from the museum's glass roof. No sooner has Homer begun enjoying his professorial adventure abroad than he must once again
  • play part-time detective. As he sets off on his search for answers to this most real and inauspicious death, he also begins a philosophical journey far more challenging than any begun in a classroom, and discovers a crime much more sinister and troubling: God Himself seems dead as a dodo. Who committed murder sublime? Things get even more puzzling when the handsome young local priest commits suicide, leaving a note saying simply, "The answer is no." Apparently Homer's
  • not the only one struggling with the great questions of life
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langton, Jane
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Viking mystery suspense
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of Oxford
  • Kelly, Homer (Fictitious character)
  • College teachers
  • Americans
  • Oxford (England)
Label
Dead as a dodo, Jane Langton ; illustrations by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Homer Kelly mystery."
  • Mystery collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34281541
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780670862214
Lccn
96006724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34281541
  • (Sirsi) a569133
Label
Dead as a dodo, Jane Langton ; illustrations by the author
Publication
Note
  • "A Homer Kelly mystery."
  • Mystery collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34281541
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780670862214
Lccn
96006724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34281541
  • (Sirsi) a569133

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