Dave DeVoster, star player of the University
of Iowa men's basketball team and under investigation
for the rape of a member of Iowa's
women's basketball team, is found dead at the
feet of the Hawkeye mascot statue in the Herky
Parade, his blood dripping from the curved
beak of the famous icon. Mary Vermillion's
amateur sleuth from Death by Discount is back
in fine form in this new adventure set in the
exciting world of university athletics.
Mary Vermillion is a graduate of the
University of Iowa and is an associate professor
of English at Mount Mercy College in
Cedar Rapids. She is the author of the Mara
Gilgannon mystery Death by Discount and is a
rabid fan of women's basketball.
About the Author
Mary Vermillion, is the author of Death by Discount. A lifelong resident of Iowa, she is an associate professor of English at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, and is a member of Sisters in Crime.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A memorable cast of characters, a tightly written story, and witty dialogue make the latest offering in this breakout series great reading. Fresh from solving a caper involving her hometown and a corporate megastore, amateur sleuth Mara Gilgannon must untangle a mystery surrounding the murder of accused rapist Dave DeVoster, a member of the university men's basketball team, and the cloud of suspicion hanging over a person close to her. The preferential treatment of star athletes, the lingering ties between lesbians and their ex's, and homophobia in college sports are just some of the topics covered in this thought provoking page turner by the author of DEATH BY DISCOUNT. This is a terrific, fun mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed.