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Posted April 30, 2013
WhereThere's a Will There's a Murder is a great page-turner and an excellent mystery, filled with fascinating characters and superb plotting. Almost-sixteen math genius Libby Myers as the main character is a true delight, with her fascinating cerebral musings, vegetarian diet, fear of drowning, and penchant for petty, souvenir kleptomania. She and her crime/problem solving team of eccentric geniuses are kind of like The Big Bang Theory meets CSI, jetting all around the world in their own unique way to figure things out. Don't miss this great read, wait for the next installment eagerly, and read Book One in the Residue Class Series also. This is Book Two.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 23, 2012
Where There's a Will, There's a Murder (A Residue Class mystery), by
Gerald M. Weinberg This book is the latest in a series of mysteries
featuring a Mathematics professor and his genius protégés. The story is
told by a particularly precocious protégé. While the crew tries to
locate the heir to a sizable estate, the likely heirs are murdered one
by one. So in order to locate the heir, they must solve the murders and
nab the culprit. In writing this novel, Weinberg indulges in some mild
satire, making the read all the more entertaining. So be alert when
reading. I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.
Posted February 25, 2012
Weinberg’s Residue Class novels hearken back to the Sherlock Holmes stories where the joy of the writing isn’t brute action (although there are a couple scenes of that in Where There’s a Will…), but rather clever deduction. Even more, Weinberg relishes how all things of this world work, from foreign languages and customs to the computer black boxes of sports cars and, particularly in this novel, the almost farcically-complex rules of estate law. It’s like traveling the world while having an intense chat with a bunch of really interesting, intelligent people.
And when those people also have delightful quirks and character growth, like Weinberg’s narrator here – a charmingly-naïve female fifteen-year-old math-genius kleptomaniac named Libby – you know you’re in for a delightful series.
Posted February 21, 2012
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