Nothing made sense to Albert. Why would anyone want to kill Professor Glenly because of Etruscans? Why did everyone think Tewksbury had done it? And why did the cassette recorder stop working when you spilled beer on it?
Albert didn’t think like most people. He never understood how they could spout their age, or weight, or Social Security Number off the top of their head without looking it up somewhere.
All Albert knew was music.
The orbit of his tiny, coffee-stained universe was elliptical and only rarely collided with the conventional world, generally in the vicinity of a Dunkin’ Donuts. Still, he couldn’t understand why the police failed to grasp the logic of his argument: Tewksbury had just quit smoking. You don’t quit smoking if you’re planning to kill someone – even a history professor.
Like a musical pinball, Albert is buffeted through the sinister underbelly of academe, a world ruled by lust, greed, and twisted envy, whose existence he’d never imagined, and in which he is an unwanted stranger.? If only he could put a face on the figure in the shadows. If only he could cover up the burn mark on his cheek and thigh. If only Detective Naples would stop asking him questions. If only someone would stop trying to kill him. If only someone would explain … everything.
|Series:||The Albert Mysteries , #1|
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About the Author
His newest projects are another album of contemporary adult music, the graphic novel and audio book of Bean and Ab’s first adventure, The Secret of the Missing Grave and three new books; The Riddle of Misery Light – Bean and Ab’s fourth mystery; Coda – Albert’s third mystery, and The Night of the Full Moon Catch – about eight seventy and eighty-somethings who “escape” from a nursing home on the coast of Maine for one last fling aboard The Mary, the fishing boat that gave them their living for over fifty years and is slated to be sunk as part of a breakwater. “I love these old gents. I grew up with men like them and, every day, I become more like them. (They’re not as crazy as I used to believe!)”
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