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Freshman Murders: A Residue Class Mystery
     

Freshman Murders: A Residue Class Mystery

by Gerald M. Weinberg
 
Freshman Murders is a "Nerder Mystery," which means that the detectives who solve these crimes are nerds-brilliant individuals whose social skills may not equal their skills in mathematics, computers, and science.

On the terrified campus of Hurlesburg U., Mathematics Professor and former NSA problem-solver Josh Rosemont, finds a young woman's body in the woods. He

Overview

Freshman Murders is a "Nerder Mystery," which means that the detectives who solve these crimes are nerds-brilliant individuals whose social skills may not equal their skills in mathematics, computers, and science.

On the terrified campus of Hurlesburg U., Mathematics Professor and former NSA problem-solver Josh Rosemont, finds a young woman's body in the woods. He is paralyzed by her resemblance to his murdered daughter. As the murders continue, he is enraged into action by an obstructive Dean. Teaming with his cop-turned-anthropologist wife, Carmela, and his four genius grad students, he sets out to prevent another murder.

Blending every skill and trick of their professions, Rosy's team hounds a twisted trail of false clues to uncloak the Dean's sex scandal, decipher incriminating evidence in a billion-dollar swindle, and thwart the serial killer-a deranged student who believes raping and killing a potential suicide is not really murder.

But did they catch the real killer?

Editorial Reviews

Dennis Cadena
As the plot unfolds, it is perfectly seasoned with both surprising suspects and nearly overwhelming obstacles and challenges to be overcome. From soup to nuts, Freshman Murders is one deliciously satisfying meal of a novel that, even to its very last bite, remains a thoroughly tasty treat with a curtain-closing line to be savored for many days after. I encourage any and all to pick up Freshman Murders–a murder mystery meal from which you will find yourself leaving the table especially wel
CBI CBI
A good mystery story, with lots of mathematical arcana to please the imagination of the science-leaning crowd. I hope that this is the first in a series starring professor Rosemont and his Residual Class group.
Lyn Worthen
An intriguing read, peppered with mathematical puzzles and glimpses into the personalities of characters not normally associated with intrigue and espionage. If you like stories where smart people use their brains, rather than sheer brawn, to get out of difficult situations, you'll enjoy this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453700150
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/22/2010
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) writes "nerd novels," such as The Aremac Project, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, and Mistress of Molecules-about how brilliant people produce quality work. More of his novels may be found as eBooks at . Before taking up his science fiction career, he published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. He also wrote books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the four-volume Quality Software Management series. He incorporates his knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, and software engineers). Early in his career, he was the architect for the Mercury Project's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. Winner of the Warnier Prize and the Stevens Award for his writing on software quality, he is also a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame. His website and blogs may be found at http://www.geraldmweinberg.com.

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