Title: Murder at the B-School
Author: Cruikshank, Jeffrey
Publisher: Mysterious Press, New York
Publication Date: 2004
Edition: SIGNED First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Lower right front board and pages slightly bent. Negligible shelf wear to d-j.
Synopsis: This riveting debut novel probes murder, pretension, and conspiracy in the halls of Harvard University’s famed graduate program.
When the dean of the department summons him to a hastily called and unscheduled meeting, young assistant professor Wim Vermeer fears that his career has come to an abrupt end. But instead of terminating his contract, the dean hands him a sensitive assignment. The previous night, Eric McInnes, the second son of a fantastically wealthy family, drowned. While the death appears to be an accident, his family has some questions about the safety and lack of supervision on campus–and so do the police. The dean asks Vermeer to assist the family and work closely with the police, keeping a close eye on the schools interests all the while. But it isnt long before Vermeer realizes hes been set up as the fall guy for a very nasty coverup. Not only does the university want a heinous financial scheme hidden, but theres a faculty member whos been keeping some career-ending secrets as well. Embroiled in the middle of conspiracy and deception, Vermeer turns to Boston PD Captain Barbara Brouillard for help, and together the pair must discover a way to find the truth about McInnes death–without destroying Vermeers career.