Title: Square Root of Murder Author: Ada Madison Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime 2011 Format: Paperback; Pgs 288 Genre: Mystery Source: Paperback Swap Series: Professor Sophie Knowles #1
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Between teaching, publishing puzzles and brainteasers, and beading at the local bead shop, A Hill of Beads, Sophie has a full schedule. Finding a chance to unwind isn’t always in the equation. She still manages to make time to celebrate famous scholars of the past with her students. But their latest party makes one of their own a thing of the past….
Dr. Keith Appleton was the most disliked professors on campus, but it was Sophie’s assistant, Rachel, who had a real problem with him – he refused to recommend her to a medical school. Sophie is confident that there’s a calculating murderer among them, and equally confident it’s not Rachel. The only possible answer is for Sophie to eliminate the lowest common denominator from the campus herself.
Title: The Death Contingency Author: Nancy Lynn Jarvis Publisher: Good Read Mysteries; 1st edition (November 12, 2008) Format: Paperback; Pgs 310 Genre: Mystery Source: Paperbackswap.com
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Regan McHenry is a Santa Cruz real estate agent whose work puts her in the midst of mystery, mayhem and even murder. The amateur sleuth uses techniques she’s learned during her career and skills she’s honed as a keen observer of human nature to solve crimes. She just doesn’t always figure things out soon enough to stay out of trouble.
Regan’s business on the upper west side of town has been putting her so close to so many deaths, her associates have started calling her “the grim reaperette”.
The last death in the neighborhood is ruled accidental, but she’s convinced it’s murder. Regan even thinks she knows who committed the crime. Now she has to unravel past secrets to find proof before anyone will take her seriously. And the problem is, she doesn’t want to be right.