The Book of Kills (Google eBook)

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Sep 1, 2000 - Fiction - 288 pages
3 Reviews
Prior to the kidnapping of several school administrators and the desecration of headstones in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, the University of Notre Dame's biggest worry had seemed to be this season's challenging football schedule. But these "pranks" are getting more and more serious. Then, Orion Plant, an eccentric scholar in the history program, began attracting negative media attention by claiming the university founder, Father Edward Sorin, stole the land on which the school sits from Native Americans. All in all, it's more than the board of trustees can handle.

A potentially costly lawsuit, embarrassing publicity, and a scandalous half-time prank broadcast on national television, cause university chancellor Father Bloom to turn to detective Philip Knight and his brother, brilliant philosophy professor Roger Knight, for help. But just as the brothers dig into the investigation, the scholar turns up dead, an Indian headdress wrapped around his bloody head. The South Bend police department is stumped, leaving the Knights once again to bring the killer to justice.

Another cleverly constructed and witty installment from one of the genre's masters, The Book of Kills is a delightfully sinister stroll through the hallowed halls of academia.

  

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Review: The Book of Kills (Notre Dame #4)

User Review  - April - Goodreads

Didn't really like this one...a mystery set in University of Notre Dame with characters that were hard to read and not very interesting to me. Read full review

Review: The Book of Kills (Notre Dame #4)

User Review  - Julien Cirrincione - Goodreads

This is a very entertaining mystery. Set on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, it fits into the cozy mystery genre, having a limited list of suspects, as well as, a specific setting. Read full review

Contents

A Mystery Set at the University of Notre Dame PROLOGUE
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A Mystery Set at the University of Notre Dame Chapter 1
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A Mystery Set at the University of Notre Dame Chapter 2
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Ralph McInerny, a winner of the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award, is the author of over thirty books, including the popular Father Dowling mysteries, most recently Grave Undertakings and the Andrew Broome mysteries, most recently Heirs and Parents. He has taught for over forty years at the University of Notre Dame, where he is the director of the Jacques Maritain Center. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

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