A Connecticut Yankee in Criminal Court (Mark Twain, Bk 2)
A Connecticut Yankee in Criminal Court - Mark Twain, Bk 2 Author:Peter J. Heck Exciting new historical adventure featuring Mark Twain, Detective, by the author of Death on the Mississippi. Peter J. Heck gives new life to the legend of Mark Twain as he sends the grizzled-but-goodhearted scribe and his secretary on adventures worthy of Twain's fiction. — Beneath the charm of New Orleans lay a mix of corruption and racism ... more »that had a black man set to hang for a murder he didn't commit. "Detective" Mark Twain, together with travelling secretary Wentworth Cabot, set about the dangerous business of finding out the truth that some wished to keep hidden.« less
As they end the river boat journey they began in Death on the Mississippi, Twain and Cabot arrive in New Orleans to do a couple of lectures, and to finish some research for Twain's next book.
They arrive just in time to read about a murder of a prominent white politician running on the reform ticket. The murderer is his cook, or so the police say. A friend of Mark's begs him to prove the man innocent.
Thus begins another story in the career of Mark Twain Detective. I enjoyed this one as much as the first, and once again was not able to identify the guilty one until Mark leads the real murderer into a trap.