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Jeremy Brand, professor of popular culture at Calloway State University, becomes involved in solving a double murder with the help of his good friend Harriet Strong, chief of police. Brand, a nationally-known wine expert, shares with the chief an interest in wine, and they meet once or twice a week to share a bottle of wine and talk about wine-related things.

Wine talk changes to a discussion of criminal activity when a request for help with a colleague's tenure case escalates ...

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Overview

Jeremy Brand, professor of popular culture at Calloway State University, becomes involved in solving a double murder with the help of his good friend Harriet Strong, chief of police. Brand, a nationally-known wine expert, shares with the chief an interest in wine, and they meet once or twice a week to share a bottle of wine and talk about wine-related things.

Wine talk changes to a discussion of criminal activity when a request for help with a colleague's tenure case escalates into an investigation of academic fraud, blackmail, arson and murder.

When Brand begins looking into the first murder, he discovers the dean's secret notes about the faculty in hidden files in his computer. Knowledge of these secrets turns out to be explosive in more sense than one. The identification of the murderer takes place at a wine tasting, proving once again the truth of the saying, in vino veritas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595668489
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    Academic Politics, Wine, and Murder

    This is a fascinating tale of academic politics, the love of wine, and a nifty detective plot. The author is steeped in the murder mystery genre, knows academic politics first hand, and is a wine connoisseur. Wonderfully surprising ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2005

    University politics are vicious

    The author, thourougly steeped in the genre of detective mystery, presents an engaging account of the worst of university politics, laced with murder, and solved by an interest in wine. What a clever plot. Highly readable with many sub-plots and a superb ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2005

    A well thought out plot with a suprise ending

    This relative unknown author put together a story line and an intricate plot that rivals even the big name mystery writers. The idea of weaving into an academic setting, the nuances of a wine aficonado really holds the reader's attention. The ending was outstanding. Bravo Mr. Stewart

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