Death without Tenure

By Joanne Dobson
A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
Read by Christine Williams

The Karen Pelletier Mysteries: Book 6

7.50 Hours 01/01/2010 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

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Author Bio: Joanne Dobson

Joanne Dobson, a former professor of English at Fordham University, is the author of the Professor Karen Pelletier mystery series. The first book in the series, Quieter Than Sleep, was nominated for an Agatha Award in 1997 for Best First Novel, and in 2001 the adult readers division of the New York Library Association named her Noted Author of the Year, being the writer whose books they most enjoyed recommending to their patrons. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English