The Red Queen's Run

The Red Queen's Run

by Bourne Morris

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BN ID: 2940149845897
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 12/07/2014
Series: A Red Solaris Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 358,747
File size: 414 KB

About the Author

Bourne Morris began writing at Bennington College where she studied under the late poet laureate, Howard Nemerov. After college, she worked at McCall’s Magazine and then went to Ogilvy & Mather, New York during the “Mad Men” era. David Ogilvy and his colleagues treated her wonderfully, promoted her several times and then sent her west to become head of their agency in Los Angeles. She had a splendid run in advertising.

In 1983, she joined the University of Nevada Reno as a full professor in Journalism where she taught until 2009. She learned about campus politics when she served as chair of the faculty senate. She retired to write mysteries in 2009 after an equally wonderful teaching career.

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The Red Queen's Run 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Red Queen's Run - Red Solaris Mystery Book 1 Author: Bourne Morris Published: 12-9-2014 Publisher: Henery Press Pages: 262 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women Sleuths, Cozy Mystery, Amateur Sleuths; Romance ISBN: 13: 9781940976570 ASIN: B00NO0VYZ8 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4.75 Stars I received a copy of "The Red Queen's Run" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Description From the Publisher: First in a New Series Sub-Genre Tags: Suspense, Women Sleuths A famous journalism dean is found dead at the bottom of a stairwell. Accident or murder? The police suspect members of the faculty who had engaged in fierce quarrels with the dean—distinguished scholars who were known to attack the dean like brutal schoolyard bullies. When Meredith “Red” Solaris is appointed interim dean, the faculty suspects are furious. Will the beautiful red-haired professor be next? The case detective tries to protect her as he heads the investigation, but incoming threats lead him to believe Red’s the next target for death. My Review of "The Red Queen Rules": Fiction imitating real life? Solaris wonders if her school might be endangered of repeating events that took place at another school not too long ago. Then her boss turns up dead. Only the first? Solaris soon realizes it is one of her colleagues. Can she root out the killer before she next one to loose tenure on life permanently. "Red Queen Rules" is filled with intriguing characters that are well developed. Paired with a well though out plot that runs quickly and smoothly scene to scene, carrying the reader on the tide. My rating of "The Red Queen Rules" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts The story starts out with a real punch. Reminding us of a true story of a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama that came to an abrupt halt when one member stood up and shot 6 people, 3 who died. Meredith “Red” Solaris was starting to wonder if something like that could happen at her school, Mountain West University. The debates were getting more vicious than ever and the staff is clearly turning against each other. When she receives a call telling her that her boss had been found dead at the bottom of the marble stairs in the school she realizes it can and one of her colleagues could be a murderer. Borne Morris takes us behind the scenes of the School of Journalism at Mountain West University. The politics, the backstabbing, the crazy world where tenure is coveted and scorned when it leaves bad professors in the classrooms. We learn about cheating and plagiarizing, curriculum debates and student/faculty relationships. Sometimes this world drives people over the edge and people end up severely hurt or even dead. There is a lighter side of the story with a bit of romance between “Red” and the detective investigating the dean’s death. He is also doing his best to keep her safe. This was a very quick read. The content completely held my interest and rang true as this crime was not solved in a short period of time. The lead detective was even asked to let another detective look at the case with fresh eyes. Maybe Detective Joe Morgan had grown to close to the case to see the clues clearly. There was a variety of ways this story could have played out and there were the right amount of twists to have it make complete sense as everything feel into place. I think we have just scratched the surface of what we know about “Red” Solaris and Detective Joe Morgan. Morris has given us some rich characters here and she has left them plenty of room to grow.