Simon Said

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St. Martin's Press, May 15, 1998 - Fiction - 216 pages
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With the distinguished Bloodsworth House surrounded by yellow scene-of-the-crime tape, Professor Simon Shaw suspects that Kenan College might be less of a bastion of ivory-tower serenity than it appears. For behind the imposing Greek columns sits the original three-room house built in 1785, where Simon's archaeologist friend, Dr. David Morgan, is conducting a dig. But before the archaeologist has unearthed the colonial-era artifacts he had hoped to find, he uncovers a body - a woman's body, decayed, and with a bullet through the back of her head. Simon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Kenan College's youngest full-time professor, knows the house better than anybody; he even wrote a book for the college gift shop about the historic building. It's only natural that Dr. Morgan call his friend to the excavation site to hear what Simon has to say about the sinister find. When Simon determines the body to be that of the heiress to the Bloodsworth estate, missing since 1926, he finds himself investigating an unsolved crime dating back to that year. With the help of David and fellow professor Julia McGloughlan, Simon works to get to the bottom of a seventy-year-old mystery that someone would like to keep unsolved for centuries to come.

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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

When Professor Simon Shaw begins investigating the murder of a woman who turns out to be the long missing heiress to the Bloodsworth estate, he finds himself trying to find answers to a case that is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

[Simon Said] by Sarah Shaber Book 1 in the Professor Simon Shaw Murder Mysteries 5★'s From The Book: Forensic historian Simon Shaw likes his murders old and cold, and his first case fits the bill. An ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Sarah R. Shaber lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she works in advertising and public relations. She is the winner of the 7th Annual St. Martin's Malice Domestic contest for the Best First Traditional Mystery.

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