The Counterfeit Murder in the Museum of Man

Alfred Alcorn


The Counterfeit Murder in the Museum of Man

The Counterfeit Murder in the Museum of Man

  • Title: The Counterfeit Murder in the Museum of Man
  • Author: Alfred Alcorn
  • ISBN: 9781581952346
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback



When Norman de Ratour discovers the body of Heinrich von Gr mh in a car outside his beloved Museum of Man, he knows he faces a sticky public relations mess What he doesn t know is that the gun used to kill the honorary curator is his own Smith Wesson revolver Implicated, publicly embarrassed, his life s work in danger, Norman becomes the prime per son on a list ofWhen Norman de Ratour discovers the body of Heinrich von Gr mh in a car outside his beloved Museum of Man, he knows he faces a sticky public relations mess What he doesn t know is that the gun used to kill the honorary curator is his own Smith Wesson revolver Implicated, publicly embarrassed, his life s work in danger, Norman becomes the prime per son on a list of unusual suspects.Along the way, he both lives with and is aided by Alphus, former denizen of the Primate Pavilion and a creature who has an intellect to be reckoned with as well as a low, finely articulated opinion of the human species As Norman endeavors to find the villain and clear his name, he learns that than coins gets counterfeited that people, from the ravishing merry widow Merissa Bonne to the dour Feidhlimidh de Buitli r, are not always what they purport to be.Replete with institutional spoofery, a plot hedged like a garden maze, and a literate style that treats the English language like the verbal funhouse it is, this third in the Norman de Ratour murder mysteries series sustains the genre invented by Poe while twisting and bending it into new forms.


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From Publishers Weekly At the start of Alcorn's uneven third Norman de Ratour mystery (after 2009's TheLove Potion Murders in the Museum of Man), Norman, the Museum of Man's director and the book's bloviating narrator, discovers a murdered man in a parked car near the museum, located in the New England town of Seaboard. Unfortunately, the victim is honorary numismatics curator Heinrich Heinie von Grümh, a wealthy MOM contributor. Worse, Heinie turns out to have been shot with Norman's revolver, [...]

From Publishers Weekly At the start of Alcorn's uneven third Norman de Ratour mystery (after 2009's TheLove Potion Murders in the Museum of Man), Norman, the Museum of Man's director and the book's bloviating narrator, discovers a murdered man in a parked car near the museum, located in the New England town of Seaboard. Unfortunately, the victim is honorary numismatics curator Heinrich Heinie von Grümh, a wealthy MOM contributor. Worse, Heinie turns out to have been shot with Norman's revolver, [...]

The Counterfeit Murder in the Museum of Man is Alcorn's third entry in the "Museum of Man" series. While containing individual clever bits, esp. the chimpanzee Alphus' ruminations on the nature of humanness and other philosophical issues, the book as a whole isn't as clever or complex as its two predecessors. Or perhaps I was just missing Corny Chard's inane input? Either way, it's always nice to check in with Norman and see the latest on dreadful Wainscott University's latest attempts to take o [...]

It was an interesting book. This is the first book by this author I have read. I'm not a huge fan of the main character, I did not relate to him very well. I do work in a museum and that was the part that interested me the most.I'm not sure what the side story of the chimpanzee really had to do with anything. He went on about some interesting philosophical ideas, but I'm not a big fan of random side stories.

Beautifully written, entertaining, edifying and funny. What more can you ask ? This appears to be the last volume of the Museum of Man series. I hope I'm wrong. In any case I'm going to read some of Alfred Alcorns other books to see what they are like.


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