Nov 03 2017

Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain

I didn’t even know this existed till I stumbled across a free Kindle copy. It’s really a novella (about 80 pages) of what happens when Tom and Huck get entangled in a murder mystery, based on an actual case that Mark Twain freely admits to using in the opening paragraphs. It’s an entertaining story set in the Tom Sawyer universe but nothing dreadfully ground-breaking (tho I did learn a bit more about the times and laws. I’m still astonished that a barely adolescent Tom was his Uncle Silas’ de facto lawyer during the court case, and that this was totally acceptable.) I’m actually more intrigued by the story that preceded this one in the canon. Apparently, Tom goes steampunk? I shall have to search it out.

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