THE DEVIL AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Theodore Mathieson

THE DEVIL AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Incorporating much of Benjamin Franklin's life at 28 this combines his work on his newspaper, his activities with the Junto, his marriage and friends, in a hunt for the Devil, whose cloven hoof mark signs murders. Using his basic commonsense, Ben is able to get the truth about the Magnus family, to learn the facts about the disappearance of his helper, to dispel the curse that Magnus has laid on him, to eradicate dark ignorance, and, as public investigator, to bring forth the proof of the human hands behind the terror. An ingenious mystery, this exercises its historical characters smartly.

Pub Date: May 12th, 1961
Publisher: Simon & Schuster