The Rise of the Red Queen

The Rise of the Red Queen

by Bourne Morris

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BN ID: 2940150948877
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: A Red Solaris Mystery , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 499 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 Rise of the Red Queen 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Rise of the Red Queen - A Red Solaris Mystery Book 2 Author: Bourne Morris Publisher: Henery Press Published: 12-1-2015 Pages: 288 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Police Proceedures; Amateur Sleuths; ISBN: 9781943390298 ASIN: B014T91TSO Reviewed For NetGalley and Henery Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars A beautiful student is missing. Did she leave on impulse, or was it something more sinister? When the young woman’s grandfather pleads for help, journalism dean Meredith “Red” Solaris agrees to help search for the student, but doesn’t know she may have to risk everything to find her. Worse yet, without solid evidence, Red and Detective Joe Morgan have little basis for investigation. Murky university politics—and Red’s own struggle to keep her job—thwart efforts to find a girl held captive by a man willing to steal what he cannot win. Bourne Morris has written a cast of characters that are believable and likeable for readers. as you read you can see the various characters interact and work together to provide a story that captures the interest of readers from beginning to end. My rating of "The Rise of the Red Queen" is 4.5 of 5 stars.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Rise of the Red Queen - A Red Solaris Mystery Book 2 Author: Bourne Morris Publisher: Henery Press Published: 12-1-2015 Pages: 288 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Police Proceedures; Amateur Sleuths; ISBN: 9781943390298 ASIN: B014T91TSO Reviewed For NetGalley and Henery Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars A beautiful student is missing. Did she leave on impulse, or was it something more sinister? When the young woman’s grandfather pleads for help, journalism dean Meredith “Red” Solaris agrees to help search for the student, but doesn’t know she may have to risk everything to find her. Worse yet, without solid evidence, Red and Detective Joe Morgan have little basis for investigation. Murky university politics—and Red’s own struggle to keep her job—thwart efforts to find a girl held captive by a man willing to steal what he cannot win. Bourne Morris has written a cast of characters that are believable and likeable for readers. as you read you can see the various characters interact and work together to provide a story that captures the interest of readers from beginning to end. My rating of "The Rise of the Red Queen" is 4.5 of 5 stars.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
A retired cop named Wyatt went to a college professor of journalism, called Red, and told her his granddaughter was missing. Red was seeing a detective named Joe and all three tried to proceed to try to find her. I read over 1/3 of the book and it just couldn't keep me interested. It just seemed to ramble on. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Meredith “Red” Solaris has been the interim Dean for the School of Journalism at Mountain West University following the death of the previous dean. The university is now ready to permanently fill the position. Most think Red chosen but she isn’t so sure. The interview process has been very different from what she expected. She has also learned that one her students is missing. The student’s grandfather reported her missing to the police but got nowhere so he is hoping the school will help him find her. Red just happens to be pretty close to a certain detective and she hopes he will look at the case a little closer. On top of all that she has a pair of feuding professors and the tension between them seems to be escalating. I have to say I was on the edge of my seat through most of this story. The story has three separate plot lines but they end up all eerily connected. I already appreciated the characters of Red and Detective Joe Morgan. Smart characters who sometimes go a little off track. Joe wants Red to let him handle things and he gets very upset when she goes off on her own. Red acts before she thinks things through and sometimes she puts herself in places she shouldn’t be. But she thinks she is making the right moves and Joe thinks he is, so it makes their relationship difficult. The addition of Wynan Congers, a retired cop from Vegas and the missing students grandfather, added nicely to the mix. Someone else to talk over the case with and his connections come in handy. Morris has created characters wonderful characters that have their flaws but it makes them so much more real. The college setting makes everything complex. Like a small town they have their own rules. The author gives us a clear vision of the difference between regular life and a college life. For students that are now adults their comings and goings are not monitored so a student not attending class for a day or two doesn’t send up any red flags. For the professors the pressure to publish and participate in conferences is great. Sometimes it causes people to reach their breaking point. For administrators there are many that are out of touch with what is really happening at their school. They are so far removed from the students or they are so focused on the face the schools presents it can be downright dangerous. Ms. Morris wraps it all together into an excellent story while drawing attention to what is happening at college campuses today. This is a story with an edge. A slice of life with something always happening. The characters have grown since The Red Queen’s Run and I am sure they will continue to grow in the next installment. I love where this series is heading.
TessT More than 1 year ago
I have never read anything by Ms. Morris, but I'm very glad I did. I loved The Rise of The Red Queen. Just the right amount of thrills and chills and laughter. The characters are down to earth, very likable and easy to relate to. I will start following Ms. Morris closer and read her books. FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
This was the second book in this series that I've read and I found that I enjoyed this a little better than the other one. I've got to know Red and I really like her a lot. She's a strong character with good ethics and principals. I like how she will not stand down on her opinions. In this one, she is being considered as head dean for the journalism school having been put in as interim dean after all that happened in the first book. There's still troubles brewing at the university as a young girl goes missing. This guy is the strangest and weirdest abductor I've seen. He's creepy, but not in a hurtful way, just in a weird way. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery read with a strong female lead. Thanks Henery Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.