Murder at the Margin: A Henry Spearman Mystery

Murder at the Margin: A Henry Spearman Mystery

by Marshall Jevons

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Overview

Cinnamon Bay Plantation was the ideal Caribbean island getaway—or so it seemed. But for distinguished Harvard economist Henry Spearman it offered diversion of a decidedly different sort and one he'd hardly anticipated: murder.

While the island police force is mired in an investigation that leads everywhere and nowhere, the diminutive, balding Spearman, who likes nothing better than to train his curiosity on human behavior, conducts an investigation of his own, one governed by rather different laws—those of economics. Theorizing and hypothesizing, Spearman sets himself on the killer’s trail as it twists from the postcard-perfect beaches and manicured lawns of a resort to the bustling old port of Charlotte Amalie to densely forested hiking trails with perilous drops to a barren offshore cay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691164014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2014
Edition description: With a New foreword by Herbert Stein and a new afterword by the author
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 258,801
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marshall Jevons is the pen name of Kenneth G. Elzinga, the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, and William Breit of Trinity University (1933–2011). Together they wrote two other Henry Spearman mystery novels under the Jevons pseudonym: The Fatal Equilibrium (Ballantine) and A Deadly Indifference (Princeton). Elzinga, as Marshall Jevons, most recently wrote The Mystery of the Invisible Hand (Princeton).

Table of Contents


  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • FOREWORD. Murder at the Margin, pg. vii
  • 1, pg. 1
  • 2, pg. 11
  • 3, pg. 19
  • 4, pg. 26
  • 5, pg. 36
  • 6, pg. 41
  • 7, pg. 49
  • 8, pg. 58
  • 9, pg. 76
  • 10, pg. 84
  • 11, pg. 95
  • 12, pg. 111
  • 13, pg. 139
  • 14, pg. 151
  • 15, pg. 165
  • 16, pg. 174
  • 17, pg. 185
  • AFTERWORD, pg. 199



What People are Saying About This

Milton Friedman

I thought the economic argument extremely ingenious and the idea of using economic analysis as a way to solve the mystery most original.

Paul Samuelson

At last a new kind of mastermind—a rational 'homoeconomics' and libertarian. If Henry Spearman had not existed, God would have had to invent him. Marshall Jevons did, to his readers' benefit.

From the Publisher

"At last a new kind of mastermind—a rational 'homoeconomics' and libertarian. If Henry Spearman had not existed, God would have had to invent him. Marshall Jevons did, to his readers' benefit."—Paul Samuelson

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