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The Mark Twain Murders
     

The Mark Twain Murders

by Edith Skom
 

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Skulduggery was afoot in the campus library at Midwestern University. Sinister students were razoring pages from periodicals and stealing obscure essays for their term papers. A bookish thief was making a bundle smuggling out valuable first editions for resale. And in the South Tower, a killer was stalking a coed.

Even so, Professor Beth Austin was shocked—and

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Skulduggery was afoot in the campus library at Midwestern University. Sinister students were razoring pages from periodicals and stealing obscure essays for their term papers. A bookish thief was making a bundle smuggling out valuable first editions for resale. And in the South Tower, a killer was stalking a coed.

Even so, Professor Beth Austin was shocked—and intrigued—to find a handsome FBI agent in the English Department. Soon they had joined forces, delving into the lives of her eccentric colleagues...and straying into the dark shadows of the groves of academe where someone's hands were stained with blood.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The inaugural title in the new Brown Bag mystery series featuring pocket-sized hardcover books, this exciting story is set at Midwestern University in Illinois where a student is killed after winning a prize for her essay on Tom Sawyer . Convinced that the girl had plagiarized the piece, Professor Beth Austin plunges into the intricate task of unearthing the original. Coincidentally, Gil Bailey, an erudite FBI agent, arrives to investigate thefts of library treasures and establishes an informal partnership with Austin. Suspicion falls on professors and others on the university staff as the amateur and professional detectives cooperate and (soon) fall in love. In the end, an attack on Austin proves fatal to the unlikely killer. Skom provides a literary treat, salted with wit, most notably in her characterizations of eccentric academics. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440206088
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/03/1990
Series:
Beth Austin Mysteries Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)

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