Murder at the Margin: A Henry Spearman Mystery / Edition 1

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Overview

"At last a new kind of mastermind—a rational 'homoeconomics' and libertarian. If Henry Spearman had not existed, God would have had to invent him. Marshall Jevons did, to his readers' benefit."—Paul Samuelson

"I thought the economic argument extremely ingenious and the idea of using economic analysis as a way to solve the mystery most original."—Milton Friedman

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Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal - John R. Haring
Writing pseudonymously, [William Breit and Kenneth Elzinga] have created Henry Spearman, a Harvard economist (actually a "Chicago" economist affiliated with Harvard), who utilizes the economic way of thinking literally to figure out "whodunit." If there is a more painless way to learn economic principles, scientists must have recently discovered how to implant them in ice cream.
Journal of Economic Education - Sarah Gallagher and George Dawson
This is a tight little mystery that should hold the interest of any student who enjoys detective stories. At the same time, it contains some basic economic lessons, presented in a way that the first-year student will have no difficulty understanding. . . . Its style is crisp and entertaining, and its cast of characters will delight any mystery lover. . . . What gives Murder at the Margin its sparkle are the shrewd observations about academic life and the authors' ability to transform statements of economic law into deft character analysis.
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"Writing pseudonymously, [William Breit and Kenneth Elzinga] have created Henry Spearman, a Harvard economist (actually a "Chicago" economist affiliated with Harvard), who utilizes the economic way of thinking literally to figure out "whodunit." If there is a more painless way to learn economic principles, scientists must have recently discovered how to implant them in ice cream."—John R. Haring, Jr., Wall Street Journal

"This is a tight little mystery that should hold the interest of any student who enjoys detective stories. At the same time, it contains some basic economic lessons, presented in a way that the first-year student will have no difficulty understanding. . . . Its style is crisp and entertaining, and its cast of characters will delight any mystery lover. . . . What gives Murder at the Margin its sparkle are the shrewd observations about academic life and the authors' ability to transform statements of economic law into deft character analysis."—Sarah Gallagher and George Dawson, Journal of Economic Education

Wall Street Journal
Writing pseudonymously, [William Breit and Kenneth Elzinga] have created Henry Spearman, a Harvard economist (actually a "Chicago" economist affiliated with Harvard), who utilizes the economic way of thinking literally to figure out "whodunit." If there is a more painless way to learn economic principles, scientists must have recently discovered how to implant them in ice cream.
— John R. Haring, Jr.
Journal of Economic Education
This is a tight little mystery that should hold the interest of any student who enjoys detective stories. At the same time, it contains some basic economic lessons, presented in a way that the first-year student will have no difficulty understanding. . . . Its style is crisp and entertaining, and its cast of characters will delight any mystery lover. . . . What gives Murder at the Margin its sparkle are the shrewd observations about academic life and the authors' ability to transform statements of economic law into deft character analysis.
— Sarah Gallagher and George Dawson
Wall Street Journal
Writing pseudonymously, [William Breit and Kenneth Elzinga] have created Henry Spearman, a Harvard economist (actually a "Chicago' economist affiliated with Harvard), who utilizes the economic way of thinking literally to figure out "whodunit.' If there is a more painless way to learn economic principles, scientists must have recently discovered how to implant them in ice cream.
— John R. Haring, Jr.
Journal of Economic Education
This is a tight little mystery that should hold the interest of any student who enjoys detective stories. At the same time, it contains some basic economic lessons, presented in a way that the first-year student will have no difficulty understanding. . . . Its style is crisp and entertaining, and its cast of characters will delight any mystery lover. . . . What gives Murder at the Margin its sparkle are the shrewd observations about academic life and the authors' ability to transform statements of economic law into deft character analysis.
— Sarah Gallagher and George Dawson
Wall Street Journal

Writing pseudonymously, [William Breit and Kenneth Elzinga] have created Henry Spearman, a Harvard economist (actually a "Chicago' economist affiliated with Harvard), who utilizes the economic way of thinking literally to figure out "whodunit.' If there is a more painless way to learn economic principles, scientists must have recently discovered how to implant them in ice cream.
— John R. Haring, Jr.
Journal of Economic Education

This is a tight little mystery that should hold the interest of any student who enjoys detective stories. At the same time, it contains some basic economic lessons, presented in a way that the first-year student will have no difficulty understanding. . . . Its style is crisp and entertaining, and its cast of characters will delight any mystery lover. . . . What gives Murder at the Margin its sparkle are the shrewd observations about academic life and the authors' ability to transform statements of economic law into deft character analysis.
— Sarah Gallagher and George Dawson
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Harvard economist Henry Spearman finds his Caribbean vacation interrupted by murder in this 1978 mystery novel. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691000985
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 7/12/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 299,215
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    It's a great Murder Mystery

    I had to read this book for my microeconomics class and I thought It was going to be really boring but Was I Wrong After I read the Book I read it again it was that good he had you on the edge of your seat as he reveals the who the murderers are.

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