Murder in the Philosophy Department

Murder in the Philosophy Department

by Julia March

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Overview

Who killed Niles Norman, the new head of the philosophy department?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011307577
Publisher: Julia March
Publication date: 05/14/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 557 KB

About the Author

Julia taught philosophy for a period of time. Now she reads novels, writes novels, and has fun with her dogs.

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Murder in the Philosophy Department 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Its a pretty good mystery story. Well thought out characters. plot lines make sense. kept my attention. Lisa is a professor and writer. No one really knows she writes fantasy fiction. First day back to school in the fall Lisa finds out her computer and key code dont work and she has to go fight with human resource for a couple of hours that she is not retired and not able to retire yet. While Lisa is arguing with them the new head of the philosophy department was murdered. She has the strongest alabi. the acting new chair is from the history department and was flying over the ocean at the time. He doesn't want the job. so Lisa is helping him to figure out the department and helping the poli ce understand how things works. She wants it solved so life can go back as it was. I enjoyed reading this book that I recieved for free in an exchange for honest review.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
When the new head of the philosophy department of a third-rate college is murdered and Professor Liza Ryder looks closely at her colleagues, she realizes that all have skeletons in their closets. Otherwise, why would they have stooped so low as to teach at such a dump? What would they do if someone was threatening their precarious hold on the academic life? The setting is what separates this book from most murder mysteries. In case you didn’t know, academics aren’t like you or I. March gets plenty of mileage out of the idiosyncrasies of academics, with campus politics, strange priorities, and the different worldview found in such an environment. It also makes the use of a few vocabulary building words seem natural, rather than like the author was showing off. Sprinkled throughout the book was what I thought of as intellectual humor, such as this: "Please think about it. Everybody knows you're the acting department head, for all intents and purposes." My students said for all intensive purposes when they tried to use that figure of speech. It always made me wonder about extensive purposes. Walking that line between assuming a level of intelligence of the reader, rather than seeming to be showing off or dumbing down, is a tough balance, which March found. Murder in the Philosophy Department should be a hit with mystery lovers out there. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **