Death by Dissertation

Death by Dissertation For Andy Carpenter graduate school is stressful enough without adding romantic complications and dead bodies to the mix First Andy has to contend with the presence of Rob Hayward a new student in t

  • Title: Death by Dissertation
  • Author: Dean A.James
  • ISBN: 9781570722660
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For Andy Carpenter, graduate school is stressful enough without adding romantic complications and dead bodies to the mix First, Andy has to contend with the presence of Rob Hayward, a new student in the history PhD program He thought Rob was out of his life for good, but now he has to confront his unresolved feelings and not let his work suffer When Andy discovers the bFor Andy Carpenter, graduate school is stressful enough without adding romantic complications and dead bodies to the mix First, Andy has to contend with the presence of Rob Hayward, a new student in the history PhD program He thought Rob was out of his life for good, but now he has to confront his unresolved feelings and not let his work suffer When Andy discovers the body of fellow graduate student Charlie Harper in the university library, Rob looks like the chief suspect in the murder Just what was the relationship between Rob and Charlie Andy and his best friend, Maggie McLendon, agree that Rob isn t a murderer, and they decide the best way to exonerate him is to figure out who really killed Charlie Who else might have had a motive for murder When a second murder occurs, Andy, Maggie, and Rob must work quickly to find the killer before Rob ends up charged with two murders he didn t commit.

    One thought on “Death by Dissertation”

    1. This was based on the author's experience at Rice University. A good murder mystery in an academic setting I know well. The author, who earned a Ph.D. from Rice, has an insider's knowledge of how grad school can be murder.

    2. I love mysteries set in the academic world, and this one doesn't disappoint. Graduate student (and mystery fan) Andy Carpenter finds the body of one of his most insufferable classmates. This thrusts him right into the middle of a murder investigation - and into dealing with his feelings for childhood friend Rob Hayward. The characters are quite likable and the mystery does a good job in keeping one guessing. Overall, a very enjoyable read.

    3. The copy my library has was in tiny type all close together like tenements in Queens. I'm so spoiled by my e-reader. I just purchased an electronic copy and will hopefully get to it soon to finish. I was enjoying it, I was just finding it tediously slow with such small print.

    4. The murders in this book take place in the library I work so I had to give this a shot. Not really my favorite genre of mystery, but I thought I would give it 3 stars for setting.

    5. I've read several books by this author now and I really like them.This book is a murder mystery set in a university library and it was interesting enough that I kept turning the pages - figuratively speaking as I have an ereader.The writing is good and the story interesting enough that at no time did I want to give up. Being a retired librarian I really liked the setting and the attention to detail.I would not class this book as a cozy murder/mystery.Recommended.

    6. Finally, book in an academia setting that doesn't romanticize the realities of graduate work and professorship! I thought the mystery was well structured; it kept me guessing the whole time.

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