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Executor by Louise Carson on the Super Secret Festival of Lit - Mysteries & Thrillers
Posted on Tuesday, December 8
Executor by Louise Carson
Personal and moral tangles abound in this political thriller from Louise Carson. Peter Forrest, a former student of recently-dead (from apparent suicide) poet Eleanor Brandon, is left to be the executor of her literary estate. Peter just wants her final poems published, but is drawn into her activist life in China all the same.
Why We Chose It
Executor is a political issues thriller/mystery made better by all of the thorny personal history that exists between now-married Peter and his professor-cum-lover, Eleanor. Also, the prose is gorgeous, as author Carson is also a celebrated poet herself.
Who Would Love This Book
This book is for anyone interested in international human rights issues, or those who just love a really juicy mystery.