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To slip the bonds of Earth / Amanda Flower.

Flower, Amanda, (author.).


"December 1903: While Wilbur and Orville Wright's flying machine is quite literally taking off in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with its historic fifty-seven second flight, their sister Katharine is back home in Dayton, Ohio, running the bicycle shop, teaching Latin, and looking after the family. A Latin teacher and suffragette, Katharine is fiercely independent, intellectual, and the only Wright sibling to finish college. But at twenty-nine, she's frustrated by the gender inequality in academia and is looking for a new challenge. She never suspects it will be sleuthing. Returning home to Dayton, Wilbur and Orville accept an invitation to a friend's party. Nervous about leaving their as-yet-unpatented flyer plans unattended, Wilbur decides to bring them to the festivities...where they are stolen right out from under his nose. As always, it's Katharine's job to problem solve--and in this case, crime-solve. As she sets out to uncover the thief among their circle of friends, Katharine soon gets more than she bargained for: she finds her number one suspect dead with a letter opener lodged in his chest. It seems the patent is the least of her brothers' worries. They have a far more earthbound concern--prison. Now Katharine will have to keep her feet on the ground and put all her skills to work to make sure Wilbur and Orville are free to fly another day"-- Provided b publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496747662
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2024.
Subject: Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 > Fiction.
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 > Fiction.
Haskell, Katharine Wright, 1874-1929 > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Theft > Fiction.
Dayton (Ohio) > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 12 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 3 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library F FLO (Text) 39640100681962 JUNM Fiction New Checked Out 05/10/2024

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