MURDER UPTOWN by Donna Hill

MURDER UPTOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Actually murder midtown, since Fuller College seems a dead ringer for Hunter, home to children's author Hill, who wields the conventions of the academic whodunit--who killed sarcastic, philandering Paul Baskin (Sociology) and stuffed his body into the cafeteria trash?-- with a torpid hand. Paul's colleague Melvina Trent chats up the excruciatingly familiar suspects--the unrequited love of Vinnie Trent's life; the junior colleague up for tenure; the pregnant grad student and her would-be champions; the perennial campus bag-lady; the secretaries and student guards who call every shadow ``Professor''- -while surviving two murderous, hokey assaults and proposing a third to trap a killer she can't identify ten seconds before the climactic attack. There's rough justice in the academic murders: better perish than publish such charmless stuff.

Pub Date: March 16th, 1992
ISBN: 0-88184-745-3
Page count: 224pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1992




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