Publish And Perish

Publish And Perish

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by sally wright
     
 

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A college professor dead under mysterious circumstances. A secretary who hates the victim with lethal ferocity. A vengeful former student. To university archivist, Ben Reese, the sudden death of his old friend and colleague Richard West, Chair of the English Department, looks like murder, but in a small buttoned-down private college, can it ever be proved? Not until… See more details below

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A college professor dead under mysterious circumstances. A secretary who hates the victim with lethal ferocity. A vengeful former student. To university archivist, Ben Reese, the sudden death of his old friend and colleague Richard West, Chair of the English Department, looks like murder, but in a small buttoned-down private college, can it ever be proved? Not until an attack on his own life tells Ben all he needs - and fears - to know aobut a brilliant, sociopathic killer. . . .

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Linda Bridges
“[In Publish And Perish] she plays fair with her clues. She also takes us through scenes of physical agony and moral squalor, domestic tranquility and down-to-earth common sense; and when the murderer is finally run to ground - still blaming everyone but himself for what he has done - “why” falls into place with “how.”
Ralph McInery
“Sally Wright, in Publish And Perish, has wrought a novel of exquisite wit and charm. Alternating between Oxford and the U.S., the story skewers some of the more subtle absurdities of academe via a mystery story that combines the best of the two traditions, American and British. With this novel, Sally Wright both publishes and flourishes.”
Marilyn Stasio
“Sally S. Wright puts a clever twist on the campus mystery [in Publish And Perish] . . . a story that has a good deal to say about a certain species of scholar who is doomed in modern academe.”
Sheree Brown
“Wright’s cunning achievement in this work lies in her well-wrought characterization of her conflicted hero sleuth, Ben Reese. This detective story dares to venture from an exclusively rationalistic approach: Reese in an erudite investigator who, in addition to relying on his considerable cerebral acumen, admits to having a soul . . . Like both Sayers and Lewis, Wright’s first novel proves she is adept at sculpting multifaceted characters . . . Reese cannot be confined to th

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013247444
Publisher:
Sally Wright
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
ben reeese mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
360,448
File size:
1 MB

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