Kuhns_photo_1_credit_Rana_Faure_crop_cropELEANOR 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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  1. I enjoyed reading your book A Simple Murder. It is a good story. However, as a historian and one who has learned a great deal from well written and researched historical fiction, it really bothers me to find inaccurate historical details in historical fiction. This may seem minor but it means that readers learn inaccuracies about the past and it irritates the knowledgeable reader.

    In A Simple Murder you have people riding in buggies which had not been invented by the early 1800’s. You also call another vehicle in adjoining sentences first a wagon and then a buckboard. They are not the same and the buckboard had also not been invented by the early 1800’s.

    Small errors such as these make one wonder about the accuracy of the rest of the historical background. Personally I wonder if the roads were as good at that time as portrayed in the book and also some of the things about the Shakers in your book struck me as questionable -Sabbathday Lake having authority over another Main village and the elders being sent to NH & Kentucky as punishment but I only have a general knowledge of the Shakers.

    Ginger Laplante in Canterbury, NH Where there is also a Shaker Village)

    • Thanks for writing in. I was actually thinking of a Lawton’s hooded gig, which was created about that time, but thought a buggy would be a more familiar term.

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