Books by Joanne Dobson

Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Dobson (Death Without Tenure, 2010, etc.) and Myers (Her Deadly Mischief, 2009, etc.) collaborate to introduce a planned series on wartime New York. Even mystery mavens who spot the villain early on will savor the colorful characters and the evocation of Gotham in the 1940s: the Bund, America First, egg creams, Schrafft's, Horn & Hardart. More, please."
The days surrounding the Pearl Harbor attack find New York City gripped by hysteria. Read full book review >
DEATH WITHOUT TENURE by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Karen's sixth case (Cold and Pure and Very Dead, 2000, etc.) has everything you'd expect from an academic mystery—civilized dialogue, literary allusions, venal administrators, miasmal paranoia—and not a smidgen more."
Going up for tenure turns out to be only the second biggest strain on professor Karen Pelletier's life. Read full book review >
COLD AND PURE AND VERY DEAD by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2000

"And Dobson's sparkling tale lures readers through enough bait-and-switch red herrings to guarantee a riveting curiosity about who's who."
Irritated by condescending New York Times reporter Martin Katz, Prof. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Accomplished stuff, even if the subtleties of the prose are rather strikingly at odds with the caveman ethics imputed to the male leads."
Think your Thanksgiving with the relatives was tough? Read full book review >
QUIETER THAN SLEEP by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But suspicion is distributed more generously than are clues to the hard-to-believe killer."
Has anybody kept actuarial statistics on those faculty parties? Read full book review >