Sunday, March 30, 2014

Murder In March Madness Day 30

Welcome back to Murder In March Madness. We are currently almost finished with the event where I feature a title with the word "murder" in it or a variant. We have two days left with Day #30. Today's title is Ada Madison's The Square Root Of Murder from 2011.

The Square Root Of Murder (2011)
Written by Camille Minichino 

Dr. Sophie Knowles teaches math at Henley College in Massachusetts, but when a colleague turns up dead, it's up to her to find the killer before someone else gets subtracted.

Dr. Sophie Knowles is a forty something math professor teaching summer session at a small Cape Cod women's college. Her close-knit academic community is suffering through a sweltering summer heat wave when, out of the blue, a much-despised chemistry professor is poisoned in his lab. Wanting to help the graduate student who's been fingered as the killer, Dr. Knowles begins her amateur investigation. Along the way, she learns about the darker side of academia. The ensemble cast includes the requisite wacky best friend (who owns a bead shop) and the action boyfriend (an emergency medical responder).

Printing History

Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Berkley Books
July 2011
ISBN 425 24219

Wheeling Publishing
February 2012
ISBN 978 1410443939


  1. Oh, I love it, Scott! Academia in crime fiction! :-)

  2. What varied books you found for your March theme! I like these covers very much, and like Margot I always enjoy an academic setting.