The Probability of Murder

The Probability of Murder

by Ada Madison
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The Probability of Murder by Ada Madison

Dr. Sophie Knowles is a professor with a way of making even the most complex math problems fun for her students. But when the school's beloved librarian is found shot to death in the stacks, Sophie learns that her friend was more complex than she ever knew. Now, Sophie must take on some rigorous deduction homework before the chances for another murder on campus increase exponentially...

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ISBN-13: 9781410451767
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 12/05/2012
Series: A Professor Sophie Knowles Mystery
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 435
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ada Madison is the pen name of Camille Minichino. Camille is a retired physicist and math teacher and is the author of the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries, as well as short stories and articles. She's also Margaret Grace, the author of the Miniature Mysteries.

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The Probability of Murder 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
Delightfully Entertaining This was a good story that was hard to put down. The solid plot had plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing and every time I thought I knew who the killer was, the author changed directions and boy was I surprised when the killer’s identity was revealed. This second book in the series was the best one yet and I liked that I got to know Sophie better, including the secondary cast and how they fit in her life. I’m looking forward to the next assignment with Professor Knowles in this delightfully entertaining series.
Books_And_Chocolate More than 1 year ago
Math professor Sophie Knowles' weekly parties celebrating famous mathematicians and scientists are a big hit on campus but while enjoying the latest gathering and anticipating a getaway with her medevac pilot boyfriend Bruce Granville, the festivities take a somber turn as emergency vehicles arrive at the campus library. Sophie is heartbroken to discover that her good friend and librarian Charlotte Crocker has been murdered. The romantic getaway must be put on hold as Sophie sets out to discover who killed Charlotte and why, but in doing so things about her friend that she never could have imagined begin to surface that shed light on a possible motive and Sophie finds herself a target as she closes in on the killer. This is the second book in this series but the first one I've read and I did enjoy it. I was concerned that with the main character being a math professor, I'd be distracted by math related subjects that I wouldn't find interesting but that wasn't the case. It was an interesting storyline and easy to read, making this cozy mystery a good one to take along for a commute to work, time at the beach, or a weekend at home. I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dr. Sophie Knowles is a rare college professor who has a way of making the most complex math problems fun for her students. She hosts weekly parties celebrating famous scientists and mathematicians. They are quite popular with the students. The fun quickly ends when Charlotte Crocker, Sophie’s friend and college librarian, is found dead in the stacks. Everyone loved Charlotte until it was learned that her entire life was just a web of lies. Sophie can’t believe the woman she knew had such a checkered past. So instead of grabbing a couple of days away with her boyfriend Bruce, she needs to do her own homework and formulate a plan to catch the killer before there are any more deductions of students or staff. She is on her own as Bruce takes off on a ice mountain climb, so she has to worry about him too!! Dollycas Thoughts College campuses are full of big, old buildings full of mystery. They are also full of plenty of suspects. Sophie is very distracted in this story by events involving her boyfriend but it doesn’t stop her from working her way through the clues to solve the problems doing her best to catch the culprit. The author combines both situations is a very exciting and entertaining way. If math was not your favorite or best subject there is no need to be afraid of this series. Being a mathematics professor you may think Sophie takes a very analytical approach to solving the crime, but she is more of an emotional solver when it comes to finding this murderer. She is also very open to having pizza with the Bruce’s friend, Detective Virgil Mitchell to pump him for information. This is a fun, captivating cozy to escape into today!!
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LenaSP More than 1 year ago
Good read