A Function of Murder

A Function of Murder

Book - 2013
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"At the math department's graduation party, Sophie hears heated arguments coming from the graduates about Mayor Graves, the commencement speaker. Not the mayor's biggest fan, Sophie is happy to escape the drama with an after-hours campus stroll accompanied by her helicopter-piloting boyfriend, Bruce Granville. However, their date is interrupted by the mayor himself--with a knife in his back. As it turns out, the knife is actually a Henley College letter opener--something that is gifted to every member of the graduating class. Sophie is led to a complicated puzzle of scandal and corruption, and it seems that Mayor Graves is at the apex of it all. When Sophie finds out that the mayor was seeking her help on the day he was murdered, she must use her top-notch logic to crack the puzzle and catch the killer running free on campus..."P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Publishing Group, 2013, c2012.
ISBN: 9780425251751
0425251756
Branch Call Number: MADIS
Characteristics: vi, 276 p. : map ; 18 cm.

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LaughingOne Sep 04, 2013

This is my third, and likely last, mystery about Sophie Knowles that I'll read. I enjoyed the idea of looking at life on a small college campus through the eyes of a math professor. And the first two in the series had enough going on that I was kept interested. But this third one -- not really. I narrowed in on the murderer much earlier than Sophie did. There was too much going on -- too many crimes; it got too complicated, and, I believe, unnecessarily so. I'm no longer interested.

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mmgubbels
Aug 15, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this light hearted murder mystery with enough suspense to keep me interested. I am planning on reading more of hers

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