Freshman Murders [NOOK Book]

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 ...
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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?
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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
Amazon - 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.
Amazon - 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
Amazon - 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611380071
  • Publisher: Book View Cafe
  • Publication date: 1/27/2011
  • Series: Residue Class Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) writes "nerd novels," such as The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Earth's Endless Effort, Freshman Murders, and Mistress of Molecules—about how brilliant people produce quality work. More of his novels may be found as eBooks at <> or on Kindle. 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, and winner of the First Software Luminary Award. His website and blogs may be found at
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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Enjoyed thoroughly!

    Great murder mystery reading!

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

    A mystery that adds up

    Don't let the math scare you. Yes, the sleuth is a Mathematics professor, who leads a team of some of the best young minds in mathematics. And, yes, there are math jokes and even one young character signing the names of famous mathematicians. In fact the insight into that world and mindset adds greatly to The Freshman Murders. From palindromes to linguistics to astrology to higher mathematics, the clues challenge the reader. They're considerably less challenging for genius professor, consultant and sleuth Josh Rosemont, although he and his cohorts still must try to jump from what the clues mean to what they might predict, as they struggle to bring down a corporate villain in a court case and to stop a murderer of freshman girls on their college campus. The threads of these two cases and their investigations intertwine and loop and tangle. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls with layer after layer after layer of puzzles - what more could a mystery lover want? Unless it's an intriguing case of characters, led by Josh, his ex-cop-now-anthropology-professor wife Carmela and the international prot&#233;g&#233;s they collect.

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