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Speakers of the Dead - A Walt Whitman Mystery

J. Aaron Sanders

Lambda Award Winner Speakers of the Dead is a mystery novel centering around the investigative exploits of a young Walt Whitman, in which the reporter-cum-poet navigates the seedy underbelly of New York City's body-snatching industry in an attempt to exonerate his friend of a wrongful murder charge. The year is 1843; the place: New York City. Aurora reporter Walt Whitman arrives at the Tombs prison yard where his friend Lena Stowe is scheduled to hang for the murder of her husband, Abraham. Walt intends to present evidence on Lena's behalf, but Sheriff Harris turns him away. Lena drops to her death, and Walt vows to posthumously exonerate her. Walt's estranged boyfriend, Henry Saunders, returns to New York, and the two men uncover a link between body-snatching and Abraham's murder: a man named Samuel Clement. To get to Clement, Walt and Henry descend into a dangerous underworld where resurrection men steal the bodies of the recently deceased and sell them to medical colleges. With no legal means to acquire cadavers, medical students rely on these criminals, and Abraham's involvement with the Bone Bill-legislation that would put the resurrection men out of business-seems to have led to his and Lena's deaths. Fast-paced and gripping, Speakers of the Dead is a vibrant reimagining of one of America's most beloved literary figures.

Lambda Award Winner Speakers of the Dead is a mystery novel centering around the investigative exploits of a young Walt Whitman, in which the reporter-cum-poet navigates the seedy underbelly of New York City's body-snatching industry in an attempt to exonerate his friend of a wrongful murder charge. The year is 1843; the place: New York City. Aurora reporter Walt Whitman arrives at the Tombs prison yard where his friend Lena Stowe is scheduled to hang for the murder of her husband, Abraham. Walt intends to present evidence on Lena's behalf, but Sheriff Harris turns him away. Lena drops to her death, and Walt vows to posthumously exonerate her. Walt's estranged boyfriend, Henry Saunders, returns to New York, and the two men uncover a link between body-snatching and Abraham's murder: a man named Samuel Clement. To get to Clement, Walt and Henry descend into a dangerous underworld where resurrection men steal the bodies of the recently deceased and sell them to medical colleges. With no legal means to acquire cadavers, medical students rely on these criminals, and Abraham's involvement with the Bone Bill-legislation that would put the resurrection men out of business-seems to have led to his and Lena's deaths. Fast-paced and gripping, Speakers of the Dead is a vibrant reimagining of one of America's most beloved literary figures.
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Lambda Award Winner Speakers of the Dead is a mystery novel centering around the investigative exploits of a young Walt Whitman, in which the reporter-cum-poet navigates the seedy underbelly of New York City's body-snatching industry in an attempt to exonerate his friend of a wrongful murder charge. The year is 1843; the place: New York City. Aurora reporter Walt Whitman arrives at the Tombs prison yard where his friend Lena Stowe is scheduled to hang for the murder of her husband, Abraham. Walt intends to present evidence on Lena's behalf, but Sheriff Harris turns him away. Lena drops to her death, and Walt vows to posthumously exonerate her. Walt's estranged boyfriend, Henry Saunders, returns to New York, and the two men uncover a link between body-snatching and Abraham's murder: a man named Samuel Clement. To get to Clement, Walt and Henry descend into a dangerous underworld where resurrection men steal the bodies of the recently deceased and sell them to medical colleges. With no legal means to acquire cadavers, medical students rely on these criminals, and Abraham's involvement with the Bone Bill-legislation that would put the resurrection men out of business-seems to have led to his and Lena's deaths. Fast-paced and gripping, Speakers of the Dead is a vibrant reimagining of one of America's most beloved literary figures.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

8h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:07


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:38


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:00


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:44


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:35


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:25


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:16


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:40


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:58


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:02


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:07


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:24


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:31


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:09


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

00:35