A Function of Murder

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Berkley Publishing Group, Dec 31, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Dr. Sophie Knowles is a math professor with a knack for creating complex puzzles that delight her students. But now, at the close of the academic year, she must solve a crime that doesn’t quite add up…

At the math department’s graduation party, Sophie hears heated arguments coming from the graduates about Mayor Graves, the commencement speaker. Not the mayor’s biggest fan, Sophie is happy to escape the drama with an after-hours campus stroll accompanied by her helicopter-piloting boyfriend, Bruce Granville. However, their date is interrupted by the mayor himself—with a knife in his back.

As it turns out, the knife is actually a Henley College letter opener—something that is gifted to every member of the graduating class. Sophie is led to a complicated puzzle of scandal and corruption, and it seems that Mayor Graves is at the apex of it all. When Sophie finds out that the mayor was seeking her help on the day he was murdered, she must use her top-notch logic to crack the puzzle and catch the killer running free on campus…  

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The plot line was mildly interesting. - Goodreads
The pace of the story is also way too slow. - Goodreads
It was a puzzler with quite a suspenseful ending. - Goodreads

Review: A Function of Murder (Sophie Knowles #3)

User Review  - Shannan - Goodreads

I wanted to love this book more than I did. Math and murder should be an awesome combination. A decent murder, but Sophie Knowles just seemed constantly to be obtusely dense (see what I did there ... Read full review

Review: A Function of Murder (Sophie Knowles #3)

User Review  - Anastasia - Goodreads

A Function of Murder by Ada Madison is the third book in A Professor Sophie Knowles Mystery series. After finding the body of the mayor, Sophie becomes involved in the investigation when she finds ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Ada Madison is the pen name of Camille Minichino. Camille is a retired physicist and math teacher and the author of eight other mysteries as well as short stories and articles. She's also Margaret Grace, the author of the Miniature Mysteries. 

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