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Bloody Halls

Bloody Halls

by Carl Brookins
     
 
When Jack Marston took a position at an unusual urban institution, he didn't expect to find himself involved in murder and suicide. But working with adult students is sure to be a new an interesting challenge.

Back home in Minneapolis, Jack is starting a new relationship and a job as head of Student Services at campus-less City College. It appears to be a calm

Overview

When Jack Marston took a position at an unusual urban institution, he didn't expect to find himself involved in murder and suicide. But working with adult students is sure to be a new an interesting challenge.

Back home in Minneapolis, Jack is starting a new relationship and a job as head of Student Services at campus-less City College. It appears to be a calm satisfying life. Settling in, he puts his talent as an amateur actor into play and is selected for the lead in Ibsen's "Enemy of the People" at the college. Without warning, his life takes a strange twist and Jack find himself playing altogether different roles.

A student is brutally murdered and the college president assigns Jack to liaise with the police. Though homicide investigator is not in his job description, he is soon forced to scrutinize faculty and staff. He soon sees the irony as well as the difficulties of his parallel roles.

In the end he is forced to solve a murder to save himself, a colleague, and his obligation to the students of the institution.

Editorial Reviews

Kevin Tipple
"Featuring some cutting humor…an engaging writing style…interesting real life characters, a constantly changing mystery full of expected and unexpected twists, and plenty of action…a real talent for storytelling."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590805701
Publisher:
Echelon Press Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Jack Marston Mysteries Ser.
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Kevin Tipple
"Featuring some cutting humor . . . an engaging writing style . . . interesting real life characters, a constantly changing mystery full of expected and unexpected twists, and plenty of action . . . a real talent for storytelling."--(Kevin Tipple, Blogger News)

Meet the Author

Before he became a mystery writer and reviewer, Brookins was a counselor and faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Brookins and his wife are avid recreational sailors. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America. He can frequently be found touring bookstores and libraries with his companions-in-crime, The Minnesota Crime Wave. He writes the sailing adventure series featuring Michael Tanner and Mary Whitney. The third novel is Old Silver. His new private investigator series features Sean NMI Sean, a short P.I. The first is titled The Case of the Greedy Lawyers. Brookins received a liberal arts degree from the University of Minnesota and studied for a MA in Communications at Michigan State University.

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