Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 1


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A Killing in Plymouth Colony
by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis

There had never before been a murder in Plymouth Colony. In a community founded on such high ideals and strong principles, the very idea was unthinkable, but the facts were undeniable: John Newcomen had been shot and killed by someone. But by whom?

This historical novel brings together the drama of a murder mystery and the complexities of the evolving relationship between a father and son to provide a glimpse of what life might have been like growing up in the young Plymouth Colony as it too struggled to deternine its course and its identity.

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Here are a few upcoming appearances, speeches or workshops by Carol:

  • February 3 & 4, 2004 - Teacher InService and Classroom Demonstrations in Clay County, FL
  • March 25, 2004 - Massachusetts Reading Convention in Sturbridge, MA

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