Deadly Research, By George

Published By: AuthorHouse

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Writing/Publishing

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Reviewed by Dawn Dowdle --

Georgia Jensen has been asked to speak at a symposium for historians. When she arrives, she finds things are worse than she'd expected. She tries to make the best of things. At the end of the weekend, her friend, Ellie Forsythe, comes to join her so they can head out on vacation the next day. Unfortunately Ellie finds one of the symposium speakers dead.

The police keep all the speakers at the University additional days while they investigate. Unhappy that they have to stay longer, Ellie and Georgia decide to do some investigating. Their hope is that they can uncover some information that will have the police allowing them to leave.

They begin by following the victim's research trail. After wading through lots of research, they realize this may not be enough to lead to the killer. They decide the reason may lie in the past of one of the other speakers. It is more difficult to research their past, but they do their best to do so.

Can they uncover the truth without putting themselves at risk?

This is the first book in this series that I've read. You can bet it won't be the last. I really enjoyed it. Ellie and Georgia are delightful characters. I am anxiously waiting for the next book.

The setting for this book was a small University campus, which I loved. I think this was the first book I’ve read where the protagonist was a researcher, and it really added to the believability of the amateur sleuth.

I highly recommend this book and Armchair Interviews agrees.

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