Where There’s a Will There’s a Murder [NOOK Book]

Overview

What looks like an accident, sounds like an accident, and moves like an accident—is probably a murder. With a $-billion inheritance at stake, it's probably lots more than one. Enter the Residue Class, that diverse team of amateur outcase sleuths—an international team of geniuses whose social skills do not equal their skills in mathematics, computers, science, and catching murderers

As one reviewer said of earlier Residue Class mystery, "An ...
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Where There’s a Will There’s a Murder

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Overview

What looks like an accident, sounds like an accident, and moves like an accident—is probably a murder. With a $-billion inheritance at stake, it's probably lots more than one. Enter the Residue Class, that diverse team of amateur outcase sleuths—an international team of geniuses whose social skills do not equal their skills in mathematics, computers, science, and catching murderers

As one reviewer said of earlier Residue Class mystery, "An intriguing read, peppered with mathematical puzzles and glimpses into the personalities of characters not normally associated with intrigue and espionage. If you like stories where smart people use their brains, rather than sheer brawn, to get out of difficult situations, you'll enjoy this book."
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - Dennis Cadena
it is perfectly seasoned with both surprising suspects and nearly overwhelming obstacles and challenges to be overcome. From soup to nuts, ii's one deliciously satisfying meal of a novel that, even to its very last bite, remains a thoroughly tasty treat with a curtain-closing line to be savored for many days after. I encourage any and all to pick up this Residue Class mystery—a meal from which you will find yourself leaving the table especially well sated (concerning the series)
Amazon - Terry Hayman
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. 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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013928954
  • Publisher: Gerald Weinberg
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Series: Residue Class Mysteries , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 706 KB

Meet the Author

I've always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. To that end, I've published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. I've also written books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the nine-volume Quality Software series.


I try to incorporate my knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of my writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, software engineers, and people whose life-situation could require the use of a service dog). I write novels about such people, including The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, Jigglers, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, Earth's Endless Effort, and Mistress of Molecules—all about how my brilliant protagonists produce quality work and learn to be happy. My books may be found as eBooks at <>; on Amazon at and at Barnes and Noble bookstore:


Early in my career, I was the architect for the Project Mercury's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. I won the Warnier Prize, the Stevens Award, and the first Software Testing Professionals' Luminary Award, all for my writing on software quality. I was also elected a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and chosen for the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame.


But the "award" I'm most proud of is the book, The Gift of Time (Fiona Charles, ed.) written by my student and readers for my 75th birthday. Their stories make me feel that I've been at least partially successful at helping smart people be happy.
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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    WhereThere's a Will There's a Murder is a great page-turner and

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Where There's a Will, There's a Murder (A Residue Class mystery

    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.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    Relishing intelligence

    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.

    Well done.

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    Posted February 21, 2012

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