A Function of Murder

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Penguin, Dec 31, 2012 - Fiction - 276 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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Dr. Sophie Knowles is looking forward to the end of the semester and a nice summer vacation. She was bored while listening to the substitute commencement speaker, current Mayor Edward Graves. The ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
21
Section 4
37
Section 5
49
Section 6
61
Section 7
75
Section 8
89
Section 15
177
Section 16
189
Section 17
199
Section 18
211
Section 19
225
Section 20
239
Section 21
249
Section 22
259

Section 9
103
Section 10
117
Section 11
131
Section 12
143
Section 13
155
Section 14
167
Section 23
267
Section 24
271
Section 25
275
Section 26
277
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About the author (2012)

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

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