Tyler Tichelaar Reviews Don Meyers’ The Kittridge Manuscript
Author and reviewer Tyler Tichelaar recently posted a review of The Kittridge Manuscript (eISBN:9781938271250), a new book by Two Peas Publishing author Don Meyer. The wbook is now available from Google Play, iTunes, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, ans Smashwords. A hardcover edition is also available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other retail outlets.
From Tyler Tichelaar’s review:
Don Meyer’s new book The Kittridge Manuscript exceeds expectations. Since I had previously read his award-winning novel The American War, which blended the Civil and Vietnam Wars into one story, I knew I could expect a similar treatment of both wars in this novel, but that book was very focused on battle descriptions and depictions of the soldiers’ lives, while The Kittridge Manuscript is less about war than about a mystery that concerns some Vietnam soldiers some forty years after their tours of duty and a manuscript dating back to the Civil War that one of those former soldiers possesses. Still, I should not have been surprised by the mystery/thriller aspect of The Kittridge Manuscript since Meyer is also the author of the mystery series, The Sheriff Thomas Monason Trilogy.
Far from being a whodunit, The Kittridge Manuscript is more like a John Grisham lawyer thriller, only the lawyer represents a former Vietnam soldier who possesses a Civil War manuscript with a history-changing revelation. Throw in a sexy fifty-eight-year old college professor and you have a historical mystery reminiscent of A.S. Byatt’s Possession, where the characters discover Victorian manuscripts that shed light on the present, and The Da Vinci Code, where old secrets are revealed that are both shocking and fascinating.