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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanne Dobson Narrator: Christine Williams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Karen Pelletier Mysteries Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455195978
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Professor Karen Pelletier is up for tenure in the English department at New England’s exclusive Enfield College. Then her rival for the one tenured spot, Professor Joseph Lone Wolf, whose ethnicity gives him minority-preference status, is found dead. Karen, first on the list of suspects, is harassed by a homicide cop with a grudge against Karen’s boyfriend, Lieutenant Charlie Piotrowski. Meanwhile, political passions rage on campus, and two of Karen’s favorite students—Khalida Ahmed, a hijab-wearing Muslim, and Hank Brody, a coal-miner’s son on full scholarship—are caught up in the furor.

Without the presence of her beloved Charlie, now serving in Iraq, will Karen be able to survive the investigation, protect her students, and find a permanent niche in the world of academia? And what if the killer feels the need to strike again?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of academic mysteries will savor this one.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Everything you’d expect from an academic mystery.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Williams portrays Pelletier as quick talking and sharp voiced, a smart, modern woman…Williams keeps the pace brisk, nicely managing the rhythm of the plot, speeding up when Pelletier is agitated and slowing down to allow listeners to savor the author’s trademark skewers at academia.”

    Booklist audio review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lpage1479 page | 1/15/2014

    " I thought this academic mystery was okay. Not terribly stimulating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 12/17/2013

    " light reading. always pleasant to engage in mystery stories esp. when the setting is an english department -- so close to what i know. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 12/15/2013

    " Formulaic and not much of a mystery. I hear others in the series are better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 9/20/2013

    " Very enjoyable murder mystery starring a female academic going up for tenure. The author, who teaches at Fordham, really knows her academic types. Fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms. Green | 8/26/2013

    " This was a decent book by one of my favorite authors. It felt formulaic in places, but I loved the thematic questions it raised about lierature, outsiders, identity, and appropriating identity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arlene Richards | 8/22/2013

    " I am not a great fan of Joanne Dobson but she is a easy read for the beach. She does give me insight in the operations of a university. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 8/10/2013

    " Excessively annoying protagonist, especially as an Audio book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drnmortongmail.com | 7/24/2013

    " An entertaining twist to life in academia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann-Marie | 6/3/2013

    " This is the latest in the series. It took a long time for her to write this one. I hope Dobson is back on the writing track. Great fun read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Giovanna | 4/28/2013

    " I've enjoyed her past mysteries, with their academic setting. But this one is pretty light, even for a light mystery... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 1/30/2013

    " Fairly good mystery, unanswered question though and that bothered me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory Nevill | 2/11/2012

    " I enjoy the cast if characters in the Kare Pelletier series and it was good to catch up with them again in this novel. The literary, academic underbelly is endlessly fascinating and the characters feel very real. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 pjreads ♫ | 2/5/2012

    " Plot is so-so, and I couldn't stand the junk that rattles around in the main character's head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 1/27/2012

    " Another enjoyable mystery set in the world of higher education. Loved that her character had to deal with tenure applications and Facebook requests from students while solving yet another murder mystery. Always enjoy her work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 4/6/2011

    " 3.5. So nice to have karen Pelletier back after several years. this is a good one--especially for those who know what it's like to go through tenure review. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arlene | 3/15/2011

    " I am not a great fan of Joanne Dobson but she is a easy read for the beach. She does give me insight in the operations of a university. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lpage1479 | 12/2/2010

    " I thought this academic mystery was okay. Not terribly stimulating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann-Marie | 9/17/2010

    " This is the latest in the series. It took a long time for her to write this one. I hope Dobson is back on the writing track. Great fun read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 5/9/2010

    " Fairly good mystery, unanswered question though and that bothered me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Giovanna | 3/25/2010

    " I've enjoyed her past mysteries, with their academic setting. But this one is pretty light, even for a light mystery... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 3/19/2010

    " 3.5. So nice to have karen Pelletier back after several years. this is a good one--especially for those who know what it's like to go through tenure review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms. Green | 2/23/2010

    " This was a decent book by one of my favorite authors. It felt formulaic in places, but I loved the thematic questions it raised about lierature, outsiders, identity, and appropriating identity. "

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About the Author
Author Joanne Dobson

Joanne Dobson, a former English professor at Fordham University, was named New York Library Association’s Noted Author of the Year in 2001.

About the Narrator

Christine Williams is an actor and singer with extensive experience on both the theater and concert stages.